While Making Money Can Be a Hobby, it Isn’t a Game (PART IV)
If you work at a demanding full-time job and have a gnarly
commute to boot, you probably are not real enthused about
spending more time working to start a home business so you
can be making money on the side. However this is the very
thing you should be doing. It may help to look at it as a
hobby – one that you are interested in and find to be a fun
project that you look forward to.
The motivation doesn’t even have to be making money – you
can imagine not having that grizzly commute and just working
from home someday, kicked back with your feet up, enjoying
the journey as much as the thought of the eventual
destination. The point is this could be critical someday, so
find a reason to love it and pour whatever is left of
yourself by the time you get home into it.
We can never know what is around the corner. Whether it is
going to be something that helps or something that hinders.
Therefore we need to be prepared, and making the most money
now, while you still can, is a wise decision. There is a
whole laundry list of possible disasters of varying
magnitudes that could befall you and your family. If you
had some money saved and/or an alternate way to support
yourself well-established, landing on your feet would be a
lot more sure.
So many things that we may have grown up being accustomed to
are either gone or in a precarious state. You just never
know what will happen to the company you are depending on to
pay you a pension. Their investments can tank just like your
own. There is no longer the concept of ‘too big to fall’.
We have seen the biggest corporations fall to their knees
and it can happen to individuals as well, as a result.
We saw what happened to millions of people in the last
‘recession’ where people lost their money on the stock
market and even lost their homes that they worked all their
lives to buy. We saw people who were reaching retirement age
realize they had insufficient retirement funds and instead
of planning a trip to Paris they find themselves looking for
part-time jobs for senior citizens. It’s just tragic.
It’s heart breaking to imagine looking forward all your
life every day to something that is only a mirage, built
with ‘funny money’.
What is the risk for you to invest your spare time in
starting a home business to start making money so that you
can feel a little more secure? For one thing, if nothing
catastrophic happens where you need the money, you may be
pleasantly surprised when you see you actually have enough
money saved to buy something you really want but felt you
couldn’t afford, like a new car or to take a vacation now
while you still can.
The bottom line is it isn’t a game – if you are going to
start a home business you need to take it seriously. Your
home is a ‘kicked back’ environment, and lots more relaxed
than the hostile corporate or retail work environment;
however this could mean that you have to even more so be
really determined and focused – absolutely committed, so
that you will stay motivated to take care of business.