People usually have a certain amount of chaos in their lives, however there are times when there is more turbulence than ever. Even looking at chaos as stress, things like losing a job or source of income is a major event on the stress-o-meter. So if we have waited until a real crisis arose before we took action to start a home business, it’s going to be more chaos.
Starting a business has a lot of it’s own chaos even on a good day! Not to mention all the new information and emails from everywhere, etc – Not the best time to develop a sensible plan, and as a result, lots of short-cuts may actually be necessary due to the critical time element where finances are concerned (bills due).
This scenario is another reason why we should ‘just do it’ now, instead of ‘one of these days’ we are going to start our own business. Just like preparing for an emergency or having a contingency plan, start trying to make more money now. Whether we save some money or pay off something, having more money is the answer to a lot of our problems.
Particularly when nothing is ever guaranteed anymore as far as our ability to get a good job and support ourselves and our families, we have to always be doing more, just to run along-side to keep up with the rising cost of living — it keeps on rising whether our income stays the same or gets to be less or even none! So it is time to start building something for yourself.
We need to stay on top of it. We have to prioritize our time and efforts and conserve all our resources in order to have enough positive energy and strength to start working to run our own business, often IN ADDITION to still working a regular ‘day job’, working part-time job(s), raising a family, etc etc etc. We have to find the time somewhere and also need sleep so as to stay healthy. So about the only time we can sacrifice may be ‘play time’ and that is why our home business must be a priority, so that we are willing to make sacrifices to get what we want and need.
In a huge sense when we can do this, we are then no longer as vulnerable to one entity for example an employer who may have to let us go for various reasons that are nobody’s fault, it’s just the way it is. So we need to keep on evolving and gaining momentum with all the various things we can do to take control of our own lives. If it helps look at it like a hobby- the making money hobby.
Yes that sounds better if you have to have a job and starting a business sounds like a second job, call your new business a hobby! Of course if your job is your hobby you will really like it! Have fun with it and remember why you are maybe going to work twice as hard for a while until you have everything up and running and going for you – then it is time to coast a little, but you always need to stay engaged and keep it running with the least chaos possible.