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If you’ve been tuning in to my blog for awhile, you’ve noticed how I like to talk about the entrepreneur’s journey and staying motivated & encouraged along what often seems to be a lonely road. While reading a copywriting e-newsletter, I came across this interesting excerpt from six-figure copywriter, Mindy Tyson-McHorse, and thought it would be good to share here. Some really great lessons for those still on the road to financial freedom. Read on…
Admit It: You’re Already An Entrepreneur
If you’ve found yourself fretting lately about how far away your goals seem and how hard it is to get started, take a step back for a moment. Look at what you have accomplished.
Honestly, not a lot of people have the guts to do what you’re doing. For one, you’ve stepped up and said, “Hey, I’ve got what it takes!” You won’t settle for a status quo lifestyle.
Instead, you recognize there’s more to life than just “getting by” and you’ve put yourself in a position to not only enjoy but command your reality.
Plus, you’ve got all the makings of a great entrepreneur. After all, you get to:
• Do what you most enjoy
• Determine how you spend your time
• Take charge of your money
• Choose the people with whom you work
• Become a known expert
• Control your schedule
• Decide who gets access to you
• Be perceived as a visionary
• Be admired by people who feel “stuck” in their jobs
• Have the freedom to follow your passions
Entrepreneurs aren’t just born. The qualities you need to be successful can be developed through hard work and application. You can cultivate what it takes to succeed just as you can resign yourself to working for someone else the rest of your life. [end]
Which will you choose?
Mindy is a working mom who earns six figures writing copy from home. For more details about her journey to financial freedom on her own terms, click here…
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The trend of Independent Business Professionals continues to rise during what has come to be known as The Great Recession. Many industrious Americans are choosing to opt out of the recession by taking control of their financial freedom with creative entrepreneurial business ventures. Everything from tupperware-style pleasure parties for women to mobile dog-walking services, the list has no end.
One of the growing trends that Indies are using to maximize their resources as they start their new businesses is joining co-working communities. Co-working communities are sprouting up all across the country and take advantage of shared resources that a traditional office space provides for the fraction of the cost of leasing an office space. The communal space is often shared by individuals who do not work for the same company, instead they work for themselves. This concept is attractive to both work-at-home and traveling professionals because it offers a much needed relief from the isolation of the home office or local Starbucks.
Too often than not, fledgling entrepreneurs get caught up in the fancy trappings of starting their business. Things like sleek, flat screen plasma televisions for presentations, fancy office furniture and the top of the line ergonomic chairs. But what business really boils down to is the ability to foster growth from consistent sales and by staying true to that goal, business debt is less likely to occur. At least not for such superficial reasons. This is critical to a start-up since lack of cash flow is the primary reason why they go under. To be able to keep the cash flow going means being able to keep the doors open one more day, which is crucial in those critical first stages.
Collaborative workspaces allow for a debt-free opportunity to bootstrap one’s way to business success while meeting the needs of a business start-up. In a time when debt is all too common, being smart with limited resources is almost as good as cash in the bank. Golden.
Ever feel like happiness is like a carrot on the end of a long stick dangled in front of you? Perhaps your carrot is the big promotion, the corner office or company-wide casual Fridays. This cartoon speaks volumes about how countless worker bees feel when the alarm clock sounds. Polyp has a bunch of funny political comics on his website. Check it out during your next coffee break…