You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
People are creating a better life form themselves and their families by taking control of their income and the way they spend their time.
According to an article in Fortune magazine, it’s, “An investor’s dream… The best-kept secret of the business world… An industry with steady annual growth, healthy cash flow, and high return on invested capital, and long-term prospects for global expansion.”
WHAT IS COMMITMENT
A great business leader once said:
"...the basic philosophy, spirit, and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation, and timing. All these things weigh heavily in success. But they are, I think, transcended by how strongly the people in the organization believe in its basic precepts and how faithfully they carry them out." (From Thomas J. Watson, Jr., A Business and its Beliefs - The ideas that helped build IBM).
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971) was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her arguably the most important figure in the history of 20th-century fashion. Her influence on haute couture was such that she was the only person in the field to be named on TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century
*Three Reasons Business Ownership Is on the Rise
1. No Job is Secure
The days of staying with one company for your entire career are over. In these days of frequent layoffs and downsizing, even state and federal are no longer “secure.” Budget constraints due to a lack of consistent tax revenue coming in (the money that goes to pay for these jobs) have forced many of these people to consider other job opportunities.
The computer and the advent of the Internet have allowed small-business owners to expand their reach for customers from a local business, limited to certain geographic area, to a global enterprise almost overnight. The way we communicate today has little to do with where you office is located-millions start their own businesses right out their homes. Even employers are seeing the benefits of having employees work out of their home.
3.A Desire to Take Control of One’s Future
For most middle income Americans, living paycheck to paycheck has simply become a way of life. In Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyousaki talks about the long-term effect of this kind of lifestyle. “Financial struggle is often directly the result of people working all of their live for someone else. Many people will have nothing at the end of their working days.” A new generation of entrepreneurial-minded people is reversing this once inevitable subsistence by starting their own businesses. They’re creating a better life for themselves and their families by taking control of their income and the way they spend their time. “
* by John Fleming
The Word is Out
Several business-savvy individuals and large, respected companies have taken notice. Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways and one of the richest men in the world, owns Virgin Cosmetics Company, one of the leading cosmetics firms in the United Kingdom and a direct selling company. Companies such as Lillian Vernon, Times Warner and Citigroup, among many others have launched direct selling companies.
In addition, financial planning expert David Bach, whose appearances on Oprah has changed the financial fortunes of millions, and Stephen Covey, author of the legendary The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and has noted the enormous potential of direct selling.
Passion is the critical factor in determining business success.
Traveling the road to independent success can become an arduous journey if you’re unprepared for the bumps ahead. Fortunately, many highly respected business owners, economists’ experts and entrepreneurs have blazed a path for you to follow with their writings on the subject. The selections here belong on the shelf of every home-based business owner.
The Gift By Shad Helmstetter
This is the inspiring story of women and men who are changing their lives-by helping other people change theirs. This beautifully written book helps you put 12 critical personal-growth concepts into positive – in your life and in your career.
The Radical Leap By Steve Farber
A business parable that reads like a novel, The Radical Leap is filled with a vivid, fully realized and eccentric characters, crazy plot twists, honest and believable conversations about leadership, and most important, and innovation program for leaders to inspire and engage their companies.
Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich is a timeless classic that should be read by students of business, people with an entrepreneurial spirit, and anybody interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals. This book has guided many success, and has sold millions of copies over nearly three- quarters of a century.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
Faith in yourself makes good things happen to you. This classic guide to self-esteem and success will help you learn how to break the worry habit, get other people to like you, avoid “the jitters” in your daily work, believe in yourself and everything you do. Develop the power to reach your goals and so much more.
“You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being -- not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money -- but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.” Wayne Dyer quotes
Live passionately... what else have you got to do!
Certified Life for Women