Saturday, September 13, 2008

Who are the potential people who wants to build a business ?

The answer is EVERYONE who wants to MAKE MONEY !!

Very often we hear people asking :

“What are the most important things in your life?”

The most common answer will be Friends and Family. However, when someone answers Money as important, they are usually being perceived as a greedy or a selfish person.

No matter what others might say, everyone cares about money because it is a medium for surviving in this world.

It is also not possible to live a complete or successful life unless one is rich. No one can rise to his greatest talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money to buy stuffs that can help him to unfold his soul and to develop his talent.

In the book, “The science of getting rich” by Wallace D Wattles, he mentioned

“There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praiseworthy.”

There are plenty of opportunities in this world for everyone to explore. Whether we are factory workers, or individuals, or people belonging to a class, we are not deprived of these opportunities.

If we are not making enough money or feel that we can make more money somehow or somewhere ,then, we must take the first step to understand why we need a business and how it can be done.

If we don’t start to change our way of life ( the one which we do not want now ), what do you think is the way of life we will become in 5 years time ?

Exactly what we are, right now !!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Do I need a business ?

Not many people understand the need to own a business. In fact, majority of people don’t even consider it as an option for changing their life.

Some people love their jobs so much that they don’t consider them work !

There are some who does not have the guts to venture outside their comfort zone and their only excuse is “ I love my job !” or “ I don’t have time or energy to try something new ! “

These are the people who will always be complaining about their bosses, or colleagues, or other problem at work. They usually see themselves as unappreciated or they are surrounded by a situation that seems to make their life difficult.

Author Bill Quain of “Overcoming Time Poverty” wrote :

“Fit your job into your life – not, your life into your job “

He encouraged us to use our job to satisfy our basic needs, but don’t look there for self-actualization.

We must learn to cover the basics at work, but use our free time to find true fulfillment outside work.

Our average working time in life is about 40 years, so do you want to go from situation where you had money, but no time to a situation ( later in life ) where you have plenty of time, but limited money ?

Do you want to be working in Fast food or Retail outlets at a ripe age of 65 and above ?

One possible game plan is to get involved in a business ! as early as possible.

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.....