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Why caring about a home based business? What’s the purpose and advantage?

November 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Hello dear reader,

I have been pondering about this for a while. Why having a home based business? And the answer is not as obvious as it seems. I’ll tell you why.

When I started my business, I wasn’t really looking for a business like this. I wasn’t even looking for extra money. To be honest, I wasn’t looking for anything, or so I thought. I was fine with my job and the people I work with. I was ok with the salary, although it could and it should be higher. I was pretty much ok with everything. It wasn’t until someone told me “hey, want to be your own boss?” that it cracked in my head. I thought “why not?”. And then I realised how those magic words had awaken something inside of me: My long lost dreams.

I’m sure there’s a time in our lives when our dreams are at their peak. And for a few moments we believe that everything is possible. But after a while, without fighting much, we simply give them up and settle for less what we have. We become another brick in the wall of society. Most of us would rather stay at this comfortable position, where we have a steady job, a steady income, and enough money to live well. We would like to have more time and more money, and be able to do more things, but we don’t believe it’s possible. “It’s the life I got to live” some people think. We hope for a promotion at our job, so we work hard and do our best. We might get an extra bonus at the end of the year, so we work toward that goal. But we cannot seem to wish upon anything higher than that. Why is that? Is it laziness? Is it comformism? Have we lost any hope in achieving those dreams that we once had? Are we afraid of disappointment?

Now, going back to what I said before, I wasn’t looking for anything related to money or a business. But funnily enough, I was looking for a way out of my daily routine. See, I graduated a year ago, and started working only 3 months after. During those three months I was free, I thought a lot about my future, but tried to avoid it at the same time. I knew it would be the last time that I would ever be free for three months, because once I’d enter the labor World, I would never get 3 months holidays ever again. And believe me, that thought scared me. As I mentioned in one of my previous entries of this blog, life seems to be one prison after another.

Today I’m writing to motivate myself and others to break free from this prison. Some of you may say “yeah right, how am i supposed to do that? I need a job and I need the money to survive”. Well, yes, you might need the money, but you don’t necessarily need the job. What if I told you that there are ways (several ways, actually) for you to retire young and rich? What if I told you that life doesn’t have to be about your job anymore? What if I told that there is a way for you to work for a few years, instead of forty?

Why is it that so many people think that the life of the rich and famous is for others and not for us? Human beings love to bring each other down:

  • I’m not talented enough
  • I’m not good enough at anything
  • I don’t do anything special
  • I’m not smart enough
  • I don’t live in the right place to succeed
  • That’s not for people like me
  • I’ll never be like that

And the list could go on. Well, what makes you think that you can’t change anything about you? You are the only person stopping you from becoming what you truly want to be! It may be tough, but we can be our own worst enemies. Sure, many factors around us may influence our success, but at least 90% of it lies within ourselves. If we face life with the right attitude, then we can overcome most of our fears and reach whatever goals we set ourselves.

So, to answer the questions I put on the subject of this post.

Why having a home based business? Clearly, the answer is not “because it’s nice” or “because I don’t want to see my boss anymore”. The best answer I can give you is because I want to be FREE”  Free from what? Free from the constant hassle that being an employee brings. Free from the barriers of time and money. Free to do whatever I want, whenever I want, whith whomever I want! Wouldn’t you like that? Wouldn’t you like to live your dreams? Dream, then take ACTION.

The equation is

Dream + Believe + Take Action = Reality

YOU can do this too. It’s not for the famous and talented people only. This is for all of us!! And you are still on time to switch from being an Employee for the rest of your life and work for money, to being a successful Entrepreneur, who has money working for them.

What’s the Purpose and Advatange? The purpose is whatever your Dream is, and how strong and determined you are about it! Focus on your dreams, picture the life you’ve always wanted to live and GO FOR IT! But remember, it will NOT come easy and I would like to emphasize on that. Don’t let ANYONE tell you that you will get rich Overnight, or that you will have other people doing this for you. You will have to prepare yourself, you will have to learn a LOT, you will have to study and train yourself. But it will pay off in the end. I am going to pass on all my knowledge to you.

Network Marketing is the easiest, most convenient way to pursue your Own business.

Are you READY?

Do You Have What It Takes??


 

To YOUR Success.

 

Carolina.

Sunburn…

November 12, 2008 Leave a comment

I chose the Sunburn theme because it’s the title of one of my favourite songs. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s a song by a band called Muse. One of my favourite bands.

I am sort of new in the blogging world, yet not so new in the writing world. I have enjoyed writing thoughts ever since I can remember. I tried to keep a diary several times when I was little, but it wasn’t easy. Still, I enjoyed writing stories for school. We’d usually have these “writing contests” and on more than one occasion I received the first prize. Of course, I was very shy back then, and didn’t quite enjoy being the centre of attention. So, you can imagine how hard it was for me to get up from my seat and go on that little stage they had at the school gym to receive my award. People would applaud and look at me, and all I wanted was to walk away as quickly as possible! With a big smile on my face and a great sense of self-accomplishment in my heart.

Years later, I still find myself as a shy person, but I have overcome most of it. I’m no longer afraid of recognition, yet it’s not something I crave for. I am happy about myself and the person I’ve become. I’m happy to be different from most people my age. Oh… I’m 24 years old by the way. I guess that’s still reasonably young, right? Anyway, as I was telling you, I’m very happy to be alive, most people aren’t grateful to be alive. Not me, not anymore (Yes, I am a SAW fan!). I did have my depressing periods. I remember being a teenager. Now, weren’t those the worst years of our lives? I mean, how many people can say they truly enjoyed being 14 – 16. Man, that sucked. I wasn’t too happy until I turned about 18 or 19. How many of us had a crush on someone who never ever paid attention to us? Except of course, when they had missed a class and perfectly knew that we’d be more than willing to lend them our notes. Oh, how blind were we.

The World is so different after our school years, even after our Uni years. I think those 5 years I spent at the University were the best years of my life. Until then at least. Now I’m in a position where I can say I’m happy to have a steady job, which comes along with a steady income. It does feel great to have some independence. It feels great to be free to make our own financial decisions, to buy whatever we want, whenever we want. But, what’s the price that most of us pay for this freedom? We give up another freedom: living our lives whenever we want to.

Having a job is probably the least freeing experience in the world. Of course, most people will think “Oh, yes. I finally have my own money and I can buy my own apartment, my own car, my own things!!”. But… aren’t we missing something very important here? We are not free anymore to do the things we like!! Life is a neverending prison: you’re born a prisoner of your family and their values. Then we become prisoners of education (I’m very grateful to have received education, I think it’s amazing, don’t misunderstand me here), we have to go to school, do homework, make our parents happy. Then, after those painful 12 years of school, we move on to another prison: University. (you know what else is funny? We have to pay for education! It may be a prison, but it can also be a blessing! ) Again we have to work hard to become what we want to be in life (and that’s saying a lot. How many of you studied something just because there was nothing else you could do? Or just because your parents and family told you to? Raise your hand!). And then, when we are done studying for whatever amount of years our career of choice lasts, we move on to yet another prison, perhaps the longest and hardest to give up: W-O-R-K.

Now… how many of you would give anything to stop working? I know I would. Even though I love my job, I miss not being able to do it whenever I want. There are so many days when I wake up in the morning thinknig “God, I wish I could just skip work today and not having to give any explanations to anybody!”. I know it has happened to me, and perhaps it has happened to you too. No matter what we do, being social beings doesn’t allow us to do whatever we want and whenever we want to. We will always have to explain things to someone, either our friends, family, or the authorities. But what would it feel like if we could narrow down that list? Which brings me to my main goal in my life right now: Financial Freedom.

“Money doesn’t buy happiness.” That statement has some truth to it. But what money does do is buy me the time to do what I love and pay other people to do what I hate doing. – Robert Kiyosaki
How Many of you have heard of Mr. Robert Kiyosaki? I sure have. And he has become a big inspiration to me, amongst other inspirations I have, of course. Anyway, this man didn’t make it big before hitting rock-bottom. He didn’t become rich overnight, but at least he had a goal and he focused and directed all of his activities to reach that goal. Now I’m a firm believer that “when there’s a will, there’s a way” as cliché as it may sound. It’s the truth. We are constantly setting limits to ourselves whenever we claim that “we can’t ” do something. I didn’t only learn this from Mr Kiyosaki, actually I learnt that lesson quite a few years ago. I remember when the books “Conversations with God” made their way towards my hands. I learnt the best lessons I could have ever learnt about life there. And you don’t need to be a believer, just open minded enough.

Right now I’m working to reach financial freedom, but not because of financial freedom itself. I want existential freedom. I want to be free to do the things I want to do. I want to be free to decide when to work and who to work with! I want to be free to take a day off, a week off… how about, a lifetime off. If you share similar goals, I would LOVE to connect with you and keep in touch. The more people working together to reach one goal, the faster the goal can be accomplished.

Anyway, I’m about to reach the end of my very first entry. I look forward to interacting with more smart people around here. And, I love making friends, so please let me get to know you 🙂

All the best.

Carolina.