11/2/2005

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1/2/2005

The Home Business Dilemma - Success vs. Failure

Filed under: — HBH Site Admin @ 7:19 am

Regardless of your career or goals in life, no one wakes up, gets out of bed, and says to themselves “I’m going to fail today!” It’s the same in business whether you’re a brick and mortar store or a home based business owner.

I think what makes the Home Business owners unique is their drive and desire. For any of us, there are certain things we need to evaluate prior to undertaking such an endeavor as home based business ownership. What do I want to accomplish, how will I accomplish this goal, what are the demands I need to make upon my time to help me realize the goals I’m laying down, and the list goes on and on, but you get the idea.

Something as basic as why do I want to go into business for myself needs to be addressed well in advance of any other considerations. In my life experience, I have never been one to cater to clichés or warm fuzzy catch-phrases so I won’t wow you with any of them here.. I stick to simple, real truths.

The truths are; know that you will fail but, also know enough to learn a lesson from it and chalk it up in the win column as adding to your education. Success and failure are on the EXACT same road – success is just a little farther down that same road!

Seriously, can you imagine where we would be if someone such as Bill Gates gave up after what had to be more than a few attempts! More seriously than that is where Bill Gates would be without the contribution made by Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Edison! See how this comes full circle? Each thing dependent upon the others successes AND failures.

A rock solid work ethic does not go unnoticed or unrewarded. There are dividends here that will provide for you many times over. Believe it or not but this is probably the only business on the planet where we can all compete on a level playing field. That should be as exciting to you as it is to me! Truly it can be an overwhelming prospect literally having the world at your fingertips.

With each failure our knowledge grows, defeats are turned into victories; your self confidence grows as does your business and it goes on and on. There is no stopping that kind of momentum. When things do arise from time to time as they will, you will definitely be in a better position to handle these and they won’t seem so insurmountable as they once did.

Never ever give up, if you fall down, pick yourself up and start over. We are fortunate to have some of the best and brightest in the industry to assist us. Listen to your teachers carefully - do not try to re-invent the wheel. Those who have come before you have paid their dues in both time and money so make sure you’re a good follower.

Follow these simple examples and watch both yourself and your business grow. Both will need to change and evolve continually in order to stay fresh, up to date and ready to compete. Network as much as possible. Talk to your respective team members and find what works and what doesn’t. Valuable lessons if you’re working on limited funds!

Lastly, remember that no one will be harder on you than you so be sure to give yourself a break once in a while! It will come just don’t force it. Sure some people get lucky every once so often and hit the lottery but my friend, you stand a better chance starting your own e-business and the time has never been better.

For me, I love the diversity of working with a variety of people. I get to talk with, tutor and impart my message to people from the United States, India, Germany and even Greece! The cultures are great, there’s no barriers just plain people wanting something better. That doesn’t seem too difficult and the tools to accomplish this lowering of barriers have never been more readily available. We all have something to bring to the table – find out what your offering is and contribute to the common good. You will find that in time this type of generosity will be repaid to you ten fold both in supportive business associates and fiercely loyal customers.

About The Author

Chas is a Home Based Business Owner, Motivational Writer, and an Independent SFI Marketing Representative and may be reached at: http://work-from-home-make-extra-income.com or brothec@msn.com.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/

28/12/2004

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9/11/2004

Beautiful Womens Month

Filed under: — HBH Site Admin @ 7:06 pm


In honor of women’s history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck
who lost her fight with cancer.

Here is an angel sent to watch over you. Pass this on to five
women that you want watched over. If you don’t know five women to pass this on to, one will do just fine.

IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER
- by Erma Bombeck
(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth I would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.” There would have been more “I love you’s.” More “I’m sorry’s.”

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every
minute…look at it and really see it .. live it .and never give
it back.

Stop sweating the small stuff.

Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what.

Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Let’s think about what God HAS blessed us with. And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally.

I hope you all have a blessed day.

Beautiful Women’s Month

Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.
Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can’t go to school looking like this!)
Age 20: She looks at herself and sees “too fat/too thin, too
short/too tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides she’s going out anyway.
Age 30: She looks at herself and sees “too fat/too thin, too
short/too tall, too straight/too curly” - but decides she doesn’t have time to fix it, so she’s going out anyway.
Age 40: She looks at herself and sees “clean” and goes out
anyway.
Age 50: She looks at herself and sees “I am” and goes wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the
people who can’t even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: She looks at herself &sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn’t bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.

7/10/2004

5 Common Website Problems That Can Harm Your Business

Filed under: — Blind_Freddy @ 4:12 pm

I’ve just written an article about 5 of the most common things that in my experience will turn prospective visitors away from your website.

You probably already know about the neeed for a domain name, but some of the other ones may surprise you.
Even a friend who is a marketing consultant wan’t aware of the WWW one. His jaw hit the ground when I told him, and he realised the implications for HIS business.

I won’t post it here, because I believe that a BLOG is best used for short, pithy posts.

See for more info.

Regards,
Eric G.

Internet Management for businesses.

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