4 Ways to Chase Your Dreams While Still Working for Someone Else

There are more small business’s and entrepreneurs in 2015 than at any point in the history of civilization. That’s not hyperbole; that’s fact. Why put your time, effort, energy and knowledge into making someone else rich when you can make yourself rich?

As sexy as it sounds to quit a job that provides you insurance, security, a steady income all to pursue a dream sounds; that’s not always practical. What is practical though is starting small and building and working your way to being able to branching out on your own.

One- Putting Yourself On A Schedule

It can be really tempting to over exert yourself when you’re trying to build a business. Working day and night whenever you have a free moment. But you also run the risk of burning yourself out. Pace yourself and give yourself a work schedule. I make myself write 3 hours a day 5 days a week no matter what. Some days I write more but never less.

Two- Don’t Work For Free

When I first started writing I was so excited to be doing something I loved I unintentionally worked for free. Not charging for re-writes, not charging for consultations, not enforcing contracts. Allowing people to try and barter services instead of paying me. I learned turning down work was better than working for people that didn’t respect my efforts and talents.

Three- Build A Base

Know who your target audience is. Once you realize who you’re targeting start to build a base. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling, what matters is that you’re consistent. That your word never sways. That your product or service is always dependable.

Four- Your Fee Is Your Fee

Do not! I repeat, do not! Feel as though you have to lower your fees to get customers. You won’t build a business that way; if anything you’ll end up working harder for less and when you do try and up your prices people will go elsewhere. Charge what you know you’re worth and with a quality product word will spread.

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Faith Without Works Is Pointless

379994_610579043725_118401058_31642843_1262844695_n Invest in Yourself.

Impress Yourself.

No one will value your talent, time, mind, body, soul, intentions more than you value them. We all get so caught up in what the climax will be that we tend to forget everything leading up to the climax is just as important.

The church won’t save you. I’m sorry to tell any of you that. Whether you give 10% or 50% of your paycheck you still have to work for what you want. Faith without works is pointless! God helps those who help themselves. You’ll miss sleep and meals and have to cancel dates and you may go years thinking, “Why isn’t God giving me back what I put in? Why does she have him or he have her and I’m alone?” The thing is, you’re never alone, your work isn’t going unaccounted for, you’re building capital, building a foundation. I don’t care how perfect your home is if it’s built on hollow ground. Invest in yourself, put the time in yourself and impress yourself!

The easiest thing in the world is to look at someone that has more than you and say, “I work harder than him,” “I’m a better a woman than her.” You’re asking the wrong questions, making the wrong observations. What you should be asking is, “How can I pick his mind to see how he got here?” What you should be asking is, “How is she barely 25 with the career and man I want while all I can meet is losers?” Age doesn’t guarantee success or maturity. You can be 40 and learn from a 23 year old. You can be doing well financially and learn from a guy that has 2 dollars in his pocket. Knowing what to do not to fail is just as important as knowing what to do in order to succeed.

The biggest myth in the world is that you can win in life with shortcuts. You can’t lose weight wrapping yourself I saran wrap if you don’t change your eating habits and work out. You won’t find the man or woman of your dreams if you never go out and base everything on how someone looks in a profile pic. Praying for a better job when you’re mediocre at the one you’re at or never put in any applications in a different city or state isn’t wanting it. It’s wanting it on your terms! Let me give you a guarantee in life… YOU WILL FAIL! YOU WILL HAVE TRYING MOMENTS! PEOPLE YOU LOVE WILL DISSAPOINTMENT YOU! That’s where faith comes in, the ability to not just bounce back but to keep fighting.

Demez F. White