Yes, I said it. You need to start your own business. Now.
Not someday. Not later this year. Not next month, next week or tomorrow.
Why now? Because when you put things off, you will procrastinate and find an excuse not to do it.
I cannot remember where I read this (because I'm reading leadership and self-help books all the time!), but I think it was from John C. Maxwell who said, "Do it now!" Whenever a thought pops into your head like, "I should work out." Don't put it off, just do it. Do it now.
I may have blogged about this before, however, I think this is so important for so many women. Maybe you're a stay-at-home mom and everything is going great. Your husband has a great job and makes plenty of money to support your family. I think that's wonderful!
But what happens if he comes home tonight and says his company is downsizing and he's been let go? Could you maintain your lifestyle, your mortgage, your groceries, your kids' activities, school, etc.? For how long?
What if your husband came home tonight and said he'd met someone else and wanted a divorce? Sure, you'd get alimony and child support, but your standard of living would go WAY down and fast. Don't think it could happen to you? More than 50% of all marriages end in divorce. It CAN happen to you. It's probably happened to one or more of your friends.
This isn't just for the stay-at-home moms out there. If you're a two income family, odds are it's because you need both incomes to maintain your lifestyle. What happens if one or both of you lost your job? It's happened to a friend of mine and trust me when I tell you, it's tragic.
You need to set up another source of income for yourself. You need to take care of yourself and your family. That starts at home with a business you can build part-time.
I know when someone hears the words "network marketing" they think Amway or their friends and/or family pressuring them to join with them and they'll live the life of a millionaire with hardly any work!
I'm going to tell you the truth. Network marketing is not easy money. You are not going to become a millionaire overnight. Most people I know who have made that kind of money, have been working on their network marketing business for at least 4 years, most of them have been busy building their business for 7 or more part-time.
When I say building their business part-time, I don't mean building their business part-of-the-time. I mean they make consistent effort, day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year growing themselves and their business to build a strong foundation for success.
I think there are a lot of great network marketing companies out there. Find one that excites you and makes you want to run out and tell everyone about it!
I found mine with Young Living and I have been very happy with it for four years. You know how you can tell if you're with the right company? If you would be buying and using their products regardless of whether or not you are building a business with them.
I drink my Ningxia Red with Lemon and Tangerine and take my Longevity supplement every morning. I also drink it every night. I clean my house with Thieves cleaner because it's the best thing I've ever used and I'm not putting toxic chemicals all over my home. I keep myself and my family above the wellness line using Young Living's products and am happy to say I have not needed to see a doctor in years.
I am excited by my company.
I have a friend who LOVES to cook. It's her passion. She is building a very successful business with Pampered Chef. I don't like to cook, so though I love Pampered Chef's products, that company would not be a great fit for me.
Do your research. Get with a reputable company that you love and get started on building your business today.
This business CAN be done part-time. You can make it work for you. All it takes is work, dedication and not quitting.
There are no overnight successes. No get rich quick schemes.