Now, I usually don’t get on my soapbox too often.
Ok, yes I do.
It’s just one of those things that can really get on your nerves as you hear it over and over again.
I’m talking about excuses.
It’s time to get over them and problem solve.
One thing that I can say for myself, is that I’ve never been on the fence about investing in my business. I truly believe that when you are investing in your business, you are investing in yourself.
Too many people carry on the excuse that they just “don’t have it” or their “money isn’t right.”
I know for a fact that my “money hasn’t been right” for a very long time, however that doesn’t stop me from finding a solution for something I know I need and will help me to make money for the long term.
To me, it’s just common sense.
If you keep complaining about what you don’t have, you’ll never get to a point where you have it. In other words, you have to spend money to make money.
So if that means getting a coach, trainer, or consultant that you know will get you to that next level (or any level if you’re starting from scratch), then it’s time to do whatever you need to do to make that happen and grow your business online.
When I was doing direct sales and I happened to be in a very lucrative company, people were selling their tv’s, furniture, cars, or whatever they had in their house that was worth anything to get the money to invest in their business.
It didn’t seem silly to me because these people were serious about what the business could do for them for the long term. They knew that eventually they would be able to buy 5 tv’s, multiple pieces of furniture, and 2 or 3 cars, so it wasn’t even an issue.
At some point you have to ask yourself “how bad do I want it?” And if you want it really bad, as if your life depends on it, you’ll take the necessary actions to make it happen. Plain and simple.
Here’s the deal: You need a coach, trainer, mentor, consultant, to get your business needs met so you’re not spinning your wheels. Here are some ways to solve this issue:
1. Sell things in your house that you don’t need, want, or use. (We mentioned this earlier)
2. Ask for a small personal loan. Try AG Finance at http://www.agfinance.com
3. Get a side job or do some freelance work to get the money up.
4. Look into your 401k, IRA, or CD to see what you can borrow.
5. Borrow against your home.
6. Got life insurance? Borrow from it.
7. Use money from your tax return or borrow from someone else who has a tax return.
8. Find wholesale items or items from a thrift store and sell them on eBay or Amazon.
There are a number of ways that you can raise the money to get what you need for you and grow your business online. It costs to have a freedom lifestyle and it may not be all pretty.
Sometimes you just have to make sacrifices to get ahead. I know some things on the list above may seem a little extreme.
But once again, ask yourself “is it worth it?” and if it is, do what you have to do. No whining allowed!
Live in Love.
Cheryl J. Moses is a mom, God chaser, entrepreneur and founder of New Eminence, equipping single moms to build successful brands and businesses on the web!