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Is a Home Business Right For You?

Every morning as people wake up and make the commute to work,
many dream of the day when they will finally work for
themselves.

commuter

Every time the boss lets someone know that they must
give up their weekend plans for the good of the company, people
contemplate the benefits of being the owner of their own
business.

Are you one of these people?

If you are, it is important to ask yourself some very important
questions before you make the uncertain leap into
self-employment.

Many dream of the benefits of home business ownership, but few
take into account the sacrifices that must be made to bring the
dream to fruition. Please don’t make this mistake yourself.

You must approach home business ownership with your eyes wide
open. Ask yourself the important questions, and more
importantly, answer your own questions openly and honestly.
AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION

Are you the type of person who relishes every chance to gather
around the water cooler for social interaction?

If so, then home business ownership may not be the right
decision for you.

Instead, if you feel that you can be quite content sitting alone
at your desk; speaking only to clients and really minding your
own home business, then you might have what it takes to succeed
as a home business entrepreneur.

If you feel at ease with your own company and don’t need a dozen
coworkers milling around your desk, then you, too, could savor
the freedoms that will allow you and your family, to live the
lifestyle you know you want and deserve.
THE KEY TO HOME BUSINESS SUCCESS

Self-motivation is the key to success when you start a
home-based business. You need to possess the ability to push
yourself ahead. Your drive and determination will be reinforced
with every new sale.

The level of success that you will achieve greatly depends on
the time and effort you are willing to plow into your new home
business. Your organization, planning and marketing skills, will
all be put into practice when you embark on your liberating
journey from employee, to being your own boss. In fact, you will
be the wearer of many hats and gain a wealth of business
experience along the way, when you finally make that commitment
to work at home.
YOUR SUCCESS RESTS ENTIRELY UPON YOUR OWN SHOULDERS

You will now be the boss. Are you truly able to work
independently? Do you have the drive; the tenacity, to persevere
with your home based business? Will you be able to invest the
necessary time to nurture it, to watch it grow and see it
through, from germination to full, glorious bloom? When you’re
the boss, you are responsible for the success of your home
business, from A to Z, from disappointments to victory.

When you work at home, it will empower you to achieve many
things you were unable to do when you were stuck working for
that tyrant boss. Remember him? He’s the guy that wouldn’t let
you take time off when your baby was sick…the same guy that
called you in to work on Thanksgiving Day.

A home business means that you can take good care of your family
and make money from home, simultaneously. You will have the best
of both worlds! Just think–no more dirty laundry piling up–you
can do it while you work. No more scurrying around at the last
minute searching for a babysitter either. And no more worrying
about getting fired; you’ll be the boss!
IN CONCLUSION…

Stay positive and focused on your home based business, even if,
when sales aren’t up to par, you get occasional negative remarks
or derogatory comments from people with stuffy, dead-end jobs.
Ignore their cutting words and bear in mind that success is the
best revenge! Keep your admirable, positive attitude at the
forefront and show them what you’re made of!

Next Post will be the review of some of the businesses with low initial cost.

New Years Resolution

New Year Resolution Statistics

I’ll bet that your resolution for New Year 2016 doesn’t resolutions that are anything like this:

new year resolutions statistics

Not that a serene life wouldn’t be nice.  Think about all the craziness going on in the world today and a little serenity makes a lot of sense.  We have the terrorism issue, the economy, the political turmoil and I would have to say that I don’t know anyone who is serene.  So just what have you thought of for your New Year Resolution?

Here are the latest google results for New Year Resolution Statistics

  1. Lose Weight
  2. Get Organized
  3. Spend Less, Save More
  4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  5. Stay Fit and Healthy
  6. Learn Something Exciting
  7. Quit Smoking
  8. Help Others in their Dreams
  9. Fall in Love
  10. Spend More Time with The Family            

The Voice Inside

Self Talk

Yesterday’s Awakening

Did you ever have the feeling that all the motivational quotes and all the jealousy about other’s success have finally pushed you to the edge of the cliff and you finally need to make a decision? This week I did make a decision.  And it wasn’t that I wasn’t aware of the need for the decision or that I didn’t want to make it.  I have been looking for the right time and the reality is that there have been plenty “right times” and I just didn’t do it.

Excuse Talk

We’ve all had them.  I connected with lot’s of the right people to coach me, prod me, kick me, whatever.  There was Mark J., the World’s Laziest Networker, who taught me about the hero’s journey and self talk, and especially the Man in the Mirror.  There also was Joe Pici from my Amway days who had taken his best skill of coaching and developed his sales training coaching business for sales professionals training. He offered me coaching.  There was Michael Dloughy, who’s Mentoring for Free series hit the nail on the head when he pointed out my personality was causing me the paralysis of analysis.  Then I have been regularly receiving plenty of tips from Tom “Big Al” Schreiter by email.  SO it’s not that I didn’t have opportunity to get help.  I did…but I didn’t.   It reminds me of the story about the guy in the flood who was offered help from God with all kinds of rescue  but declined the offers.

A state trooper in a Jeep knocks on a man’s door and tells him to evacuate due to a pending flood; the man says “God will save me.” A few hours later the water is running through the man’s first floor, and the coast guard pulls up to his second story window in a boat, but he sends them away, saying “God will save me.” A little later, the man is on his roof, with floodwaters ravaging his house. A helicopter flies over and dangles a ladder, but the man waves it off. The man is swept away and drowns, and when he gets to heaven, he angrily confronts God with “why didn’t you do anything to save me.” God says “I didn’t do anything ? I sent a jeep, a boat and a helicopter.

The Moment of Truth

So once again I have arrived at a familiar place.  The water is rising, so to speak.  And a contact I made on LinkedIn connects with me on Skype and we have a video chat.  Turns out he’s in his family restaurant business in England and…does coaching for an online business that I had been involved in.  So now I have a coach.  Assignments given.  Followup on the assignments in three days.  No bullshit.  Let’s go.

My Assignments

The reason I’m writing this today is because I know that I have to reestablish myself as my own brand.   Me, Inc., so to speak.  So Thanks for reading this and I appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Don Ketterhagen

Follow The Leader

Find a Mentor

I have been lucky enough over the years to have had good, and great, mentors.  Some of them have been teachers.  The first memory I have is of my third grade teacher at St. Marys Grade School in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.  Mrs. Turner had a lasting impression on me and instilling curiosity and the desire to seek information on my own.  That has persisted to this day.  I evaluate, critically, everything from business to people.  That is a good thing as there is a lot of superfluous and superficial things out there that appear good at first glance but on close evaluation are fluff and appearance without substance.

Another teacher with something to remember and apply was Father Forey, S.J. at Marquette HS in Milwaukee.  I’ll always remember his expression, “Zero, Ping” which meant that you didn’t present or research convincingly enough to make the grade.  Do the work, put in the time and your best effort and the results are yours.  You deserve what you get or your getting zero, nada, zip!

In business, I’ve been blessed enough with great mentors, too.  In 1993, I learned about people like Napoleon Hill, Steven Covey, John Maxwell and others.  I read and evaluated Og Mandino books.  All of their teachings are timeless and available to those that I hope to mentor.

My Role as Mentor and Coach

To expose my training, to those I share with, is important. To succeed in this world will require all the same principals.  Dream, do, and teach.  That is my mission for others. I will use the technology of today to teach the principles of the past.

Continue Seeking Wisdom

There are some teachers and trainers that are significant in my life currently.  My business coach, Mark Januszewski, is willing to share with you as he has with me.  Next month he is directing the Master Key Master Mind Alliance and I encourage you all to evaluate and participate.  The experience will change your mind, propel your business, and put you into a leadership role to pass the wisdom on to generations to come.

It’s crunch time people!

Have you been watching the circus? No, I don’t mean the Ringling Brothers. I mean the brothers and sisters in Washington going round and round the three rings of the Presidency, the House, and the Senate. Never get anywhere, but done with a lot of fanfare, lights and music. And so what about your own personal circus? Feel like you aren’t getting anywhere either. To use the sailing analogy, tack, jibe, or whatever you have to do to change course. Risk and chance it, because what we’ve been taught for years just might not work any more. Sound Effects – Circus Theme Music