“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”
- Clarence, “It’s A Wonderful Life”
“I wanna live again! Please let me live again!” I know many of you think of this phrase not just from Jimmy Stewart in “It’s A Wonderful Life”, but I am sure a lot of you have that on repeat in your mind at your job. You are looking for any way out, and you have this big business idea that is finally going to solve your problems.
You toss your letter of resignation on the desk of your cranky, cigar smokin’ boss and kindly flip him the bird as you walk out. You walk into your home triumphant, and you kiss your spouse hello. You hold your kids tight knowing now you will see them grow up, and you know it truly is a wonderful life.
Next day you wake up, sober after being drunk on freedom, and suddenly you have a cold sweat. The shock and fear sets in that now you are finally on your own. It is solely up to you to decide your financial future with your home business opportunity, not to mention the responsibility you have for family members.
It can be a scary feeling to start your own business. There are so many aspects you have to worry about now that didn’t even cross your mind as an employee.
You ask yourself, “How am I going to get this widget together? Where am I going to get the funds to put said widget together? Who will I market to and how do I know they will like it? What customer service issues do I have to worry about when it comes to the widget? And that leads to my question about legal protection in case someone tries to sue me because they slipped on the widget.”
The list of questions go on and on as you piece together your work at home business opportunity. You have so many “what if’s” in your mind that your head is about to explode like a Fourth of July firework.
What makes it harder is now you have to work at your office at home where you have distractions from your spouse needing you to run this errand, your kids running in and out of the room, and construction workers coming into the house to fix appliances now that you are on your way to being a millionaire.
Basically, the stress can be so overwhelming, you wonder if your old boss couldn’t see the gesture you gave him through all the cigar smoke when you left so you could crawl back to your old job. Before you get could feet and put your resume back together, let’s take a look at your situation.
Serving A Need In Society
“The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give. You’re not born to give. You’re born selfish.”
-Ted Turner, CEO of Turner Broadcasting
Many people doubt they can be an entrepreneur, but the truth is you decide whether or not to kindle that spirit within. The biggest way to access this internal John D. Rockefeller is through one word: Purpose.
There is no amount of money, accolades, commodities, or business growth that can compensate for finding a true passionate reason for your business.
In order to figure out what your passion is there are several general areas that will fuel your passion:
- wanting to improve the world
- seeing some wrong in society that you want to make right
- preserving a good quality of society that is about to fade out
- or improving the quality of life for your community
The essence here is that you want to establish something that will improve the way of society as we see it.
For the longest time America was just another country with a lot of land. There involvement in trade and global financial success was limited.
Then Andrew Carnegie came a long and created Carnegie steel. He created huge business partnerships with many of his competitors (one his former boss) and fused together a conglomerate that raked in millions.
John D. Rockefeller started Standard Oil and sliced through the competition. He would offer a fair price to buy people out or drive them out of business. He would show his competition his books and control of the oil industry. Once they saw they had no option but to take the buyout, Rockefeller would always get his way. Eventually legal action had to be taken against him to break up the monopoly through anti-trust laws.
Both of these gentlemen, along with other contributors at the turn of the century, created a fortune and prominence for this country that we still live off of today. Their passions were manifested in completely different ways. Carnegie was known for joint ventures, Rockefeller for smashing the competition.
No matter what your feelings were on either of them, both had a sincere passion and a clear vision of what they were doing, and no hurdle would get in their way.
“Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.”
In order to get this vision or find true purpose you have to have a very clear business plan and motto. You have to know exactly what you are doing day in and day out that is driving you to success.
Figure out in one sentence your (BI) Business Intent. This sentence should be the long term goal of what your business will provide society. Keep it short and simple.
When you have this nailed down then follow after Bill Kelleher, one of the founders of Southwest, and make sure that every action you take in business–political, financial, operations, product design, etc–will follow this one motto.
This will clear up confusion for you and your business associates. It will keep you focused on work instead of batting around ideas and never really getting anything done.
Jimmy Stewart got a second chance to live again and so can you. So stop thinking about going back to that boss, you have made the decision. Now stick with it and get your hands dirty in the work.
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