Turn Your Job Into a Business


| 9/15/2014 8:45:00 AM


Tags: Farm, Business, Mentor, Time, Freedom, Chris Downs,

HISFarmThe dream of owning your own business brings to mind time and financial freedom. Built properly, your business fulfills that dream. But your business could also become a nightmare of being “owned” by a self-purchased job. I know the nightmare. I have created a Just Over Broke (JOB) when I purchased an existing business. The results were not healthy for me or pretty for my finances. Working too many hours, getting into debt and living a stress-filled life.

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I will be sharing some of the major mistakes that I and others have made and how to avoid them. Now that I have learned over time what is important.

Building a business can be stressful. With planning and knowing that what you are about to build is your passion. You dream about farming, gardening and creating the life you want. You wake up in the middle of the night with Great Solutions for the business you want to build.

Reading, researching and talking to everyone who will listen about your business goals. Meeting others who desire to, or are living the lifestyle you are working towards. As an avid “organic food aficionado,” you reject the chemicals, poisons and shortcuts that can damage the land and your family's health. Knowing that you will continue to work toward the sustainable life until you have reached your goal.

You have the “grit” to continue your plan until your dream is fulfilled. Are you passionate about living the homesteading, farming or sustainable estate lifestyle? Let me share about the mistakes and solutions that I have discovered on my journey so far.

nebraskadave
9/16/2014 8:08:42 AM

Chris, owning and running a business as you have learned is more than just doing something that's liked to earn money. I've tried the business route and .... well .... I'm just not a person suited to own a business. The business can have the best product in the world but without marketing, which I'm terribly bad at, income will be disappointing. I have great difficulty saying no to people which is not a good trait for business owners. Fortunately, I had a career in technology that I truly loved and now after 41 years am retired with sufficient income and health to pursue my passion of urban gardening. ***** Thanks for taking the time to point out the pitfalls of owning business and giving pointers of keeping the business from owning the owner. ***** Have a great turning a job into a business day.





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