I've Resolved To Start My Own Business. Not Even Cancer Can Stop Me.
by Rose Jones
(El Sobrante, California)
I am a long time nurse, and I have 2 other degrees - and I still don't really want to work in a job. I have had cancer, and it has been devastating to my life, as well as my finances, but I don't have it now and I want to go on. ========================================
My goal is to create something every day that adds to my business. Since it is in Internet marketing, then writing one article a day makes sense.
I also am realistically looking at how I can outsource, and how to plan that out with my limited budget, which is already strained.
Getting a business plan together is important to me as I want to take this really to the next level in the next year.
Honestly, because of my health if for no other reason, I must not have to rely on others for my funds. It is time for the system to change here, and I with my Spirit's help do need to do the changing.
----- Arturo's Reply to Rose -----
It is said that a country preacher was once speaking to a congregation of farmers on a bright Sunday morning, and most of them were asleep or falling asleep. Noticing this, the preacher said:
"And to illustrate my point, let me tell you a story. On my way here today I passed a farmer's ranch and spotted a sow with a litter of green pigs. I stopped and had to ask that farmer how this could be so.
"The farmer told me, 'You know, reverend, I can't explain it myself. All I can tell you is that this sow always gives birth to green pigs before they turn to normal color after a while.'"
At this point the preacher stopped and, looking around the room, he saw every man totally awake, staring at him with anticipation.
"My point is," he continued, "that while I was telling you the truth of life a while back, most of you were asleep. But now that I'm telling you an outright falsehood, you can't wait to hear the rest of this lie! Such is the heart of man. It's more open to lies and nonsense than to the truth."A diet of lies can make a mind as sick as a diet of junk food makes the body sick. There are many lies about starting a business, Rose. It is encouraging to see that you've not bought into some of them.
Despite your fight against cancer and its ravaging effects, you're still courageous in taking on the challenge of entrepreneurship. Bravo! You're working on a plan and executing on it. Again bravo!
Creating something new every day for your business is part of the recipe for success, particularly as a writer. Write every day. Remember what Charles Dickens said,
"I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time."But although you may not wish to rely for funds on someone else, you will need to rely on others to achieve your goals. Being that it is for health reasons that you wish not to rely on others for funds, then you will have to become particularly adroit at selling, Rose.
Most people don't like selling, especially in person. They don't like to pressure people. But selling can be done in various ways, especially in writing. I recommend you read anything by the old masters John Caples, Rosser Reeves and V.O. Schwab
and apply them to your Internet marketing business.If you do not possess these selling skills, you will find that starting and growing a business will be too difficult to accomplish, especially in days of economic stagnation such as these we're living.
During recessionary and financially challenging times your selling skills are beyond crucial. They're indispensable to survival and thriving in all economic distress.