My Own Business Č My own business – how many times have you wished that for yourself?
How many times have you heard friends and contacts express the desire?
How many do you know that have actually gone ahead and done it?
Some wish it, some talk about it, very few do it.
Despite this I’m becoming a millionaire numerous times, doing what I love.
Business, opportunity, research, determination, belief in myself, my own business.
It’s my own business – a business that expanding rapidly, always looking for new markets, willing to invest, not tied to a fixed location, a one-man operation.
One of the simplest and best ways to become a millionaire is to own your own business.
There are many types of businesses that can be yours, some require significant investment, while others can be begun almost immediately.
There are now homes for sale that you can buy directly, these are an increasing number, and are on the rise.
Vacation businesses are on the rise, and yes, even retirement is becoming more than a vague wish, as people wish to stay longer and enjoy the younger parts of life longer.
There are many services and some businesses that you can begin immediately.
And, you can learn how to lose the lottery, play the slots, open a bank account, get a driver’s license, borrow money, and credit cards.
Indeed, it is possible to begin almost anything, provided you are willing to put in the time and effort.
I became wealthy by accident1. I was born in the depression and the stock market crash. I remember the money markets Closing in 1982.
I was selling goods to make a living for my family. We lived in a rent ad apartment.
I was 19 years old.
I am now 50. I sold goods myself for a living. Do I really know how to sell?
Actually, I do know how to sell. I sold insurance. I sold courses, books, after grips, laptops, iPods, and myCustomizeMe. I sold products for myCustomizeMe Company.
I spent over 11 years before I could make my own business. I worked for different companies and sold insurance and other products.
Big companies pay 50% in commissions. So 50% of your earnings go to your employer, the employer pays you 40% of your earnings, for taxes. That 40% is only an expense.
If you can find a way to buy into my business for example, what do you have to offer? What can you give that the Company needs?
Take it from a former employer. Pay attention to what pays you.
If you are a starting employee, know before you ask.
I was not made redundant, I was retained so I understood all aspects of the business before I started.
I worked for a company for 11 years before I understood what “was” I was responsible for. I have spent the last 11 years trying to figure out what I was responsible for.
11 years ago I was still employed with a small company. I know not what they did, but I knew they hired people. I knew there was equipment around, I knew there was software to use.
How to use it? What was it called?
I knew there were people who needed help, there were meetings to be attended. I attended those meetings. I assisted people with problem-solving.
In what way, then, did I assist them?
I don’t know about you but I found it eventually figuring out that helping people was more satisfying. The clear inner wisdom that comes from helping others is actually a wonderful thing.
How? How do you combine your experience as a project manager and your success as a salesperson?
Oh well, I’ll figure that out. You know, there is more to me than a skill. You’re right; I do have amazing life accomplishments Despite not knowing quite what I do, I’ve already found one thing that I am good at.
I am positive.
I believe in unceasing hard work.
I like what I do, I like helping people, I like acting as a therapist at times helping people work through their problems.
I like what I do because it makes a difference.
It is evident, I know, because of the difference I am able to make in people’s lives. I am positive, and I believe in unending hard work and I like making every day a dream.
I’m just not complaining.
I’m having fun because I am making a difference.
Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond the call of duty. What was that?
I received a call, from a client, who was upset about some work.