The Power of Sacrifice

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					Do you find yourself with too much month at the end of the money? Have you
accumulated too much debt? Do you have a child that needs money for college? Do
you have a shortfall in retirement account? If you answered yes to any of these
questions, what are you willing to sacrifice to make more money, pay off your debts,
save for college, or retire with dignity? The answer to that question is not easy and
even if you are willing to sacrifice a lot, how to do you decide what to do?

What if you committed yourself to building a business? What would like commitment
look like? The answer to these questions is different for everyone, but there are some
important considerations. The first consideration is how fast you need to take care of
the issue. Are you in desperate financial condition now or can you see that an income
stream will be ending in the future? Are you debts affecting your ability to get a loan
or costing you a great deal in fees and interest? How old are your kids? How soon do
you need to retire? The more urgent the problem, the more you may have to sacrifice
to get things going quickly. There is a direct correlation between the amount of time
you spend on the business and the rate of growth.

Can you carve out the time consistently to work your business (as well as be
somewhat flexible when opportunities may arise)? Are you willing to sacrifice time
with your family, your friends for a month, six months, a year? Is that sacrifice worth
the financial gain? We all know money isn't everything, but when money issues are so
pressing that they are constantly occupying your thoughts and actions, they are
already interfering with your life. What is worth to you to not have those worries?

Finding a business that you can build with consistent effort takes some shopping
around. Ideally you want to work with someone that understands you financial goals
and will help you achieve them. Find a company that offers you proven systems and
assistance (in the form of training or other support). Don't be afraid to spell out what
you are looking for over the next month, six months, or year in terms of income. Find
out of those are realistic financial goals with this particular company.

There are great opportunities out there but, like all investments, they do take a little
homework. Making the sacrifice of time and effort for a short time can pay off in your
quality of life in the long run. As Beverly Sills said "You may be disappointed if you
fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."