Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Why Do I need a Business

In our society, money is an object we all naturally desire. Being a wealthy individual is someone we aspire to be not because we are selfish or greedy, but because we want to be financially free.

In this day and age, quality living basically means Time and Money. Whatever you want to have in life, and whatever you want to do in life depends very much on these Two factors.

We need money to buy food, clothes and our home. We spent money either directly or indirectly whether we like it or not. We need to buy products such as toothbrush, shampoo or cleaning detergents for our home. We also need to pay for the electricity and the water we use. When we travel to work via public transport or drive our own car, we also need to spend money. Living involves money.

Time is a resource that keeps on moving and waits for no man. Everyone of us has 24 hours a day, no more and no less. Once we lose it, we can never get it back. Therefore, it is a very precious commodity that needs to be treasured. Living involves Time.

What are the Ways of Getting Money ??

Getting a Job
This is the most common and popular way to make money.

Over time, many are taught to believe that this is the best way to earn a living, and not to expect too much in life. They are not taught how to work toward a quality life.

From young, most people are told to study hard in school, get good grades to get a certificate or degree, so that they can get a good job.

When they got their first job, they soon realized that they should not be too ambitious or take too many risks in life. A good job is enough for them to survive. If they want more, they should work hard to climb the corporate ladder to a higher position.

What they failed to realized is that, as one goes higher up the corporate ladder, the more stress, headaches and politics they will encounter along the way. Frustration sets in when one does not gets the position he is aiming for.These stress and frustrations eventually affects the health of the person.

Some studies over the years on working people is not very encouraging. In fact, more elderly people still working because they do not have enough money to live comfortably.

“Job Security” is no longer an attractive word as we can see more people are getting laid off in their job with or without valid reasons.

With the emergence of Information Technology, many people are losing their jobs because the company they work for decide to re-define the work itself. E.g. tele-working, outsourcing, job sharing and so on.

Start a small business
There are many reasons why people also want to start a business and most of them really think they can make it big alone and also gaining some control of their future. Usually, they find it exciting but this is where the rollercoaster rides begins.....

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