Home Business – Following Directions vs. Flying Blind

While there are some things that one could do through trial and error without having directions, some you just wouldn’t. For instance baking a cake – you are likely to have a big mess without a recipe. That is because there are some technical aspects that require exact measurements. In this case it is leavening to flour to liquid that all has to be balanced perfectly.

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Starting a home business is something that you might do with trial and error. However this could become very expensive and waste time if you really didn’t know what you were doing. For example you could be using some strategy that had its day back in the 1980’s and just doesn’t fly very well today. It may still work to some degree if it ever worked, but surely you would rather spend your time and money on something that is more up-to-date.

Many times people come to the table thinking that they know what to do. They may have heard something from a friend or read something in passing. However if you have joined a program that includes training, it would be a much better idea to pay attention to the training first. At least consider what a proven expert is sharing with you.

If you find that you don’t like what he is saying, for example his ideas cost additional money to implement, that’s ok. Keep reading. Keep learning everything you can about the technique. Make a note of what it is and how it works, the cost, etc. Who knows, someday you may realize it would be ok to invest a few dollars in your business and save yourself some time.

The point however is not to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Do not waste the training because you don’t feel you can afford something contained therein. Make the best use of every resource that you can. Don’t cop an attitude like ‘it figures, you have to have money to make money’ and shut the door on yourself. You may be very surprised that either within that same training you later find many ways to do more or less the same thing for less money or even no money. But you will never know that if you stop reading.

With no direction, you can flounder around indefinitely, spinning your wheels, always looking for the answer and never finding it – or worse – finding it many times and ignoring it because you never feel you know enough to actually try something and of course you feel you can’t afford to have it done for you right now. So you do nothing but waste your time.

No matter how much you believe you know, take advantage of every resource that comes across your path and make the best use of it you can for the present or future.

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