Found a Home Based Business, now what?

So… you have found a potential home based business … Now What ???

There are HUGE benefits of a good Home Based Business.
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home based business

I have found from experience, the best thing to do when searching for information about your recently found Home Based Business opportunity is, avoid ALL chat rooms and most google search results about your discovery as they ALWAYS ALWAYS sensationalize the negative. (If you search for positive or negative about any topic, you will find it).
These rooms are mainly used to drive traffic to their site and therefore get top ranking as to drive the advertising dollar up, so they make money from mostly fiction with the click thru system.
Exactly the same with most news programs. High priced primetime advertising due to the magnetic attraction of negative news, is a perfect example. We humans are a weird bunch….
eg. CNN (Constantly Negative News)

Only YOU can determine what is your idea of fact or fiction in a home based business op by doing your due diligence. Don’t let a complete stranger influence your decision.

Talk directly to the boss.
If you can’t talk with anyone, move on.
Ask questions like,

1) What are the Startup Costs compared to the potential results for this Home Based Business Opportunity?

How much are the start up costs for the home based business opportunity you’re considering? Are there ongoing costs? If so, what will they entail and how much are they?

This is especially important if you don’t have much money to invest. Some businesses have ongoing costs in maintenance, so you want to get these questions answered.
All business that are worth you time and effort require financial committment.
eg. 1 million dollars plus for a McDonalds franchise.

2) What Kind of Training and Support are Available with the Home Based Business Opportunity?

The training and support offered by a company will make a huge difference in your success, providing you follow exactly and do not try to re-invent the wheel.

Do you have a quality sponsor and upline with good ethics and leadership skills? Are they dedicated to helping you succeed?

If the training materials and company leadership are good, you will grow your business faster and it will be easier to succeed.

3) What are the Rules for Advertising and Promotion?

Many home business opportunities have rules regarding how and where you can advertise. In some cases you may have strict limitations, and in others you may be able to do more or less whatever you want. For example, the company names are often copyrighted and/or trademarked and therefore you are not allowed to use them in advertising without permission.
All reputable businesses have these rules to protect their integrity.

4) What is the Realistic Income Potential for this Home Based Business Opportunity?

Tip: Don’t ask what the average is because, you do not want average results.
Just remember in every business in the world, it is normally 5% of participants who really apply themselves, who get the big bucks. Do exactly what they do.

Some businesses have considerably more income potential than others and before you invest your time and money into any home based business opportunity, you should understand how much you could realistically expect to make. This means studying the compensation plan and running the numbers. Always follow the system to the letter otherwise you may make zero, while others are making a bucket load.

It’s also important to understand your breakeven point and how long it may take for you to reach the level of income that the home based business opportunity claims is possible or that you’ve set as a goal.
Make sure you make your committment years, instead of weeks like a lot of people do, and then say, “this doesn’t work”. 3 feet from gold.

5) How Long Has the Company Offering the Home Based Business Opportunity Been in Business?

A brand new company has no track record and it can therefore, be unstable. A company that has been in business for more than five years has financial stability. The company I am with is now worth $170 million.
Check if the company is in the Direct Selling Association, which requires a level ethics and standards for member companies.

6) What Products or Services are Involved with this Home Based Business Opportunity?

What are their products like? Are they high quality and worth the price? Would you buy them even if you weren’t associated?
But also remember you must be a product of the product before you can recommend it with confidence.

Is the product consumable requiring customers to reorder on a regular basis? Consumable products create more stability and regularity of income due to repeat customers. Non-consumable products can only be sold once and then you have to go out and find more customers.

7) Are There Quotas or Minimum Inventory Requirements for this Home Based Business Opportunity?

If you are required by the company to buy a large quantity of products on a regular basis then it can be difficult to maintain the business or it can be financially stressful if you need to temporarily stop working your business. The last thing you want is a basement full of unused products. While it’s nice to have a little bit of inventory, be wary of any company that asks you stock a huge amount of product. I would run away.

8) Are the Products or Services that this Home Based Business Opportunity Will Offer Affordable?

Affordable is a funny word. You ask, affordable, according to who and compared to what.
Affordability is always governed by your idea of value.
A good reputable company will always offer a try before you buy or a money back guarantee.
BUT…. make dam sure you apply yourself to the business 110% otherwise you will never know the true benefits.

p.s.   More interesting reading on my other blogs.

Live Free Retire Wealthy for those who want an easy life. Start now otherwise time will be your enemy. I say this from experience.

More Time to Ride for the horse lovers

Best Ever Home Business for those looking for a Brilliant Home Business Opportunity. This has been going for 7 years now and counting.

and Best Ever Home Business prosperity of life blog

Please enjoy.

 

Sleep your way to Success?

Do These 11 Things to Sleep your way to Success.

I read this article from Success Magazine and thought, it is so simple to be successful just by being a better and calmer Me, by having a good sleep. Do as I did and enjoy this article, but most importantly, sleep well and prosper, and sleep your way to success?
(Pleeeaase… keep it clean)
Chrissy.
sleep your way to success
sleep your way to success
Dependable tips and tricks to help you get the good sleep you need to seize the day and head toward success.
September 24, 2015

Even after three “snoozes” and more than your normal dose of coffee this morning, you’re still drowsy. You’re feeling crabby, rundown, exhausted—and you can’t shake the yawns. Why are you so tired, and why can’t I have the success I deserve?

You probably didn’t get enough sleep last night and you’re not alone. Insufficient sleep is a health epidemic, and one that can have negative effects on your overall health and productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Don’t be “just another” statistic. Give these 11 techniques a try instead and reap the benefits of a good night’s sleep:

1. Give yourself a bedtime.

Pick a time at night when you typically start feeling tired and go to sleep every night at that time—even on the weekends. Sticking to a daily sleep routine keeps your biological clock in order so that you’ll sleep more soundly. If you do have to change your sleep pattern, do so in small increments, like going to bed earlier or staying up later by 15 minutes.

2. Move, move, move.

Did you know regular exercise relieves insomnia? According to a study at Northwestern University’s Department of Neurobiology and Physiology, people who got aerobic exercise four times a week improved their quality of sleep—and they were less tired during the day, reported less depressive symptoms and had more vitality.

Keep in mind that while exercise can help you sleep better, you shouldn’t squeeze your workout into the hours before bedtime. Strenuous activity two or three hours before bed can raise the temperature of your body, which makes it harder for you to fall asleep.

3. Unwind.

Make time for a nightly “unwinding” ritual—like reading a book, taking a warm shower bath, preparing for the next day, listening to soothing music. Activities like these will help ease the transition between wakefulness and drowsiness, making you feel more relaxed. But be careful not to overdo it with the electronic gadgets—lights from these devices stimulate the brain, which makes it harder to unwind.

4. Smoke and drink no more.

Smokers are four times less likely to feel well rested after a night’s sleep than nonsmokers, according to a study in the Chest Journal. Why? Because of the stimulating effect of nicotine, as well as withdrawal pangs during the night. The bad habit can also lead to asthma and sleep apnea. So add “quit smoking” to your to-do list.

And while you’re at it, you should consider giving up that nightcap, too. While alcohol might help you fall asleep initially, studies have found that it reduces REM sleep and can even suppress breathing.

5. Build a cave.

Your bedroom should be cool, dark and quiet if you want to get a solid night of sleeping. The temperature should be set around 65 degrees—if room is too hot, it can interfere with your body’s natural dip in temperature throughout the night, disrupting your sleep. You also should make sure there is as little background noise and light as possible—turn off the TV, use low-wattage bulbs in your bedroom, and invest in blackout curtains to keep the room dark.

6. Nap—the right way.

Naps help restore alertness, increase productivity and can be used as a sort of mini-vacation, an escape from reality—which is why organizations like Google and The Huffington Post have places for employees to sleep on the job. While naps are nice in more ways than one, you should try to limit yours to 10-30 minutes per day, preferably in the mid-afternoon—if you nap for too long, you will throw off your sleep pattern.

7. Say no to supersizing.

Stay away from consuming large meals—especially ones that are acidic and spicy—before you hit the hay. Otherwise you’ll struggle to fall asleep because of digestion and heartburn. If you must satisfy your grumbling tummy, choose a snack that combines carbohydrates and calcium or a protein and the amino acid tryptophan to boost serotonin levels. Try a banana with a teaspoon of peanut butter, fruit with low-fat yogurt, or a piece of grain toast with low-fat cheese or turkey.

8. Make it a rule: Your bedroom is for sleeping only.

Your bedroom is where you sleep. It’s not where you watch TV, work or eat. By removing life’s distractions and dedicating the space to slumber, you’ll sleep more peacefully.

9. Sleep solo.                                                                

Dr. John Shepard, director of the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center, conducted a study in 2001 to see how pets affect the sleep of their owners. What did he find? That “53 percent considered their sleep to be disrupted to some extent every night.” Pets, and kids, aren’t usually sound sleepers. And if they’re sharing a bed with you, you may have a poor night’s sleep, too. It might be hard to say no to that face, but if you can, keep the bed to yourself.

10. Stress less.

When we’re worried, our sleep suffers. Manage your stress by meditating and relaxing before you get in bed. Write down your concerns, delegate tasks and create to-do-lists for the next day so that you can free your mind.

11. Strike a (healthy) pose.

What’s your go-to sleep position—back, side, stomach? Sleeping on your back should be your No. 1 choice because it prevents neck and back pain and reduces acid reflux. If you’re a back-sleeper, though, be sure that you have a puffy pillow so that your head and neck are properly supported. What about side-sleeping? That’s also good for overall health, but you’ll need a thick pillow to fill the space above your shoulder. And stomach sleeping is the worst because it prevents neutral spine position and puts pressure on your joints and muscles—so if you can’t help but sleep facedown, at least get a thin or no pillow at all.

So, sleeping you way to success is not a …um… naughty as it sounds. A good well rested person will think clearer, make decisions quicker, and be nicer to be around. This will dramatically effect your relationships, and we all know that relationships equals success.

Check out 7 unconventional sleep hacks—like “have a cup of joe”— that can also help you catch some pretty great ZZZs.

p.s.   More interesting reading on my other blogs.

Live Free Retire Wealthy for those who want an easy life. Start now otherwise time will be your enemy. I say this from experience.

More Time to Ride for the horse lovers

Best Ever Home Business for those looking for a Brilliant Home Business Opportunity. This has been going for 7 years now and counting.

and Best Ever Home Business prosperity of life blog

Please enjoy.

I couldn’t spell entrepreneur at school

In school, we’re taught to obey the rules, to do things by the book, and if you stray away from the pack, you’re quickly pushed back into the mold the education system puts us all into. If you had and thoughts of being an entrepreneur, the herd would drag you back in. A strong minded individual would be kicking and screaming. The true spirit of an individual.

 

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entrepreneur?
          Traditional school is the worst possible place for an entrepreneur.

An Entrepreneur thinks differently, and frankly, everyone thinks and learns differently. Which is why a system that makes everyone think the same is killing the entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurs go against the norm, and refuse to be forced into a life or way of thinking. Entrepreneurs want to create, not follow a rule book created by someone else.

Entrepreneurship Can Rarely Be Taught In Class.
Today, education is changing. While most kids in school still don’t learn about money and business through high school, university business schools are now offering entrepreneurship programs for those interested in building their own business.

Any attempt to further the cause of entrepreneurship is admirable, but being a successful entrepreneur can rarely be taught in a classroom. Entrepreneurs have to be flexible, adapt to changing circumstances quickly. They have to have spirit. They have to fight through adversity. These things cannot come from school.

Where do Entrepreneurs Get an Education?

If you’ve ever met a successful entrepreneur you probably noticed they don’t like to waste time. Their time is valuable since they are doing so many things on their own. For most entrepreneurs, learning from their own mistakes and other entrepreneurs is the way to go. This is why incubators, networking events, and mentor-ship programs are great places to start for an education in owning your own business. Not only are these great places to meet people but they are also great places for resources like funding, accounting, marketing and technology—all things that entrepreneurs need.

So, do entrepreneurs need to be “smart” to be successful? Yes… just not in the way most people think of “smart”.

A big thanks to the brilliant words at Success Magazine.

Cheers, Chrissy

p.s.   More interesting reading on my other blogs.

Live Free Retire Wealthy for those who want an easy life. Start now otherwise time will be your enemy. I say this from experience.

More Time to Ride for the horse lovers

Best Ever Home Business for those looking for a Brilliant Home Business Opportunity. This has been going for 7 years now and counting.

and Best Ever Home Business prosperity of life blog

Please enjoy.

IQ vs Emotional Intelligence.

18 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

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Do you have emotional intelligence? Here’s how to know for sure.

March 3, 2016

Measuring emotional intelligence can be difficult because of its intangible nature. But Dr. Travis Bradberry has analyzed the data from the million-plus people that TalentSmart has tested for EQ to help identify the behaviors that are sure signs you have a high EQ. He shares them with us in this article, originally published on LinkedIn Pulse.

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: People with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly-held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.

Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that we know 90 percent of top performers have high emotional intelligence.

Related: Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed.

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.

Despite the significance of EQ, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know how much you have and what you can do to improve if you’re lacking. You can always take a scientifically validated test, such as the one that comes with the Emotional Intelligence 2.0 book.

Unfortunately, quality (scientifically valid) EQ tests aren’t free. So, I’ve analyzed the data from the million-plus people that TalentSmart has tested in order to identify the behaviors that are the hallmarks of a high EQ. What follows are sure signs that you have a high EQ.

1. You have a robust emotional vocabulary.

All people experience emotions, but it is a select few who can accurately identify them as they occur. Our research shows that only 36 percent of people can do this, which is problematic because unlabeled emotions often go misunderstood, which leads to irrational choices and counterproductive actions.

People with high EQs master their emotions because they understand them, and they use an extensive vocabulary of feelings to do so. While many people might describe themselves as simply feeling “bad,” emotionally intelligent people can pinpoint whether they feel “irritable,” “frustrated,” “downtrodden,” or “anxious.” The more specific your word choice, the better insight you have into exactly how you are feeling, what caused it and what you should do about it.

2. You’re curious about people.

It doesn’t matter if they’re introverted or extroverted, emotionally intelligent people are curious about everyone around them. This curiosity is the product of empathy, one of the most significant gateways to a high EQ. The more you care about other people and what they’re going through, the more curiosity you’re going to have about them.

3. You embrace change.

Emotionally intelligent people are flexible and are constantly adapting. They know that fear of change is paralyzing and a major threat to their success and happiness. They look for change that is lurking just around the corner, and they form a plan of action should these changes occur.

Related:3 Tips to Open Your Heart, Mind and Life to Change

4. You know your strengths and weaknesses.

Emotionally intelligent people don’t just understand emotions; they know what they’re good at and what they’re terrible at. They also know who pushes their buttons and the environments (both situations and people) that enable them to succeed. Having a high EQ means you know your strengths and you know how to lean into them and use them to your full advantage while keeping your weaknesses from holding you back.

5. You’re a good judge of character.

Much of emotional intelligence comes down to social awareness; the ability to read other people, know what they’re about, and understand what they’re going through. Over time, this skill makes you an exceptional judge of character. People are no mystery to you. You know what they’re all about and understand their motivations, even those that lie hidden beneath the surface.

6. You are difficult to offend.

If you have a firm grasp of whom you are, it’s difficult for someone to say or do something that gets your goat. Emotionally intelligent people are self-confident and open-minded, which creates a pretty thick skin. You may even poke fun at yourself or let other people make jokes about you because you are able to mentally draw the line between humor and degradation.

Related:8 Ways to Be a More Confident Person

7. You know how to say no (to yourself and others).

Emotional intelligence means knowing how to exert self-control. You delay gratification, and you avoid impulsive action. Research conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, shows that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout and even depression. Saying no is indeed a major self-control challenge for many people. “No” is a powerful word that you should not be afraid to wield. When it’s time to say no, emotionally intelligent people avoid phrases such as “I don’t think I can” or “I’m not certain.” Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them.

8. You let go of mistakes.

Emotionally intelligent people distance themselves from their mistakes, but do so without forgetting them. By keeping their mistakes at a safe distance, yet still handy enough to refer to, they are able to adapt and adjust for future success. It takes refined self-awareness to walk this tightrope between dwelling and remembering. Dwelling too long on your mistakes makes you anxious and gun shy, while forgetting about them completely makes you bound to repeat them. The key to balance lies in your ability to transform failures into nuggets of improvement. This creates the tendency to get right back up every time you fall down.

               Related:Why Failure Is Good for Success

9. You give and expect nothing in return.

When someone gives you something spontaneously, without expecting anything in return, this leaves a powerful impression. For example, you might have an interesting conversation with someone about a book, and when you see them again a month later, you show up with the book in hand. Emotionally intelligent people build strong relationships because they are constantly thinking about others.

10. You don’t hold grudges.

The negative emotions that come with holding onto a grudge are actually a stress response. Just thinking about the event sends your body into fight-or-flight mode, a survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. When the threat is imminent, this reaction is essential to your survival, but when the threat is ancient history, holding onto that stress wreaks havoc on your body and can have devastating health consequences over time. In fact, researchers at Emory University have shown that holding onto stress contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease. Holding onto a grudge means you’re holding onto stress, and emotionally intelligent people know to avoid this at all costs. Letting go of a grudge not only makes you feel better now but can also improve your health.

11. You neutralize toxic people.

Dealing with difficult people is frustrating and exhausting for most. High EQ individuals control their interactions with toxic people by keeping their feelings in check. When they need to confront a toxic person, they approach the situation rationally. They identify their own emotions and don’t allow anger or frustration to fuel the chaos. They also consider the difficult person’s standpoint and are able to find solutions and common ground. Even when things completely derail, emotionally intelligent people are able to take the toxic person with a grain of salt to avoid letting him or her bring them down.

12. You don’t seek perfection.

Emotionally intelligent people won’t set perfection as their target because they know that it doesn’t exist. Human beings, by our very nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure that makes you want to give up or reduce your effort. You end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish and what you should have done differently instead of moving forward, excited about what you’ve achieved and what you will accomplish in the future.

               Related:5 Ways Perfectionism Is Getting in Your Way

13. You appreciate what you have.

Taking time to contemplate what you’re grateful for isn’t merely the right thing to do; it also improves your mood because it reduces the stress hormone cortisol by 23 percent. Research conducted at the University of California, Davis, found that people who worked daily to cultivate an attitude of gratitude experienced improved mood, energy and physical well-being. It’s likely that lower levels of cortisol played a major role in this.

14. You disconnect.

Taking regular time off the grid is a sign of a high EQ because it helps you to keep your stress under control and to live in the moment. When you make yourself available to your work 24/7, you expose yourself to a constant barrage of stressors. Forcing yourself offline and even—gulp!—turning off your phone gives your body and mind a break. Studies have shown that something as simple as an email break can lower stress levels. Technology enables constant communication and the expectation that you should be available 24/7. It is extremely difficult to enjoy a stress-free moment outside of work when an email that will change your train of thought and get you thinking (read: stressing) about work can drop onto your phone at any moment.

15. You limit your caffeine intake.

Drinking excessive amounts of caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline, and adrenaline is the source of the fight-or-flight response. The fight-or-flight mechanism sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response to ensure survival. This is great when a bear is chasing you, but not so great when you’re responding to a curt email. When caffeine puts your brain and body into this hyper-aroused state of stress, your emotions overrun your behavior. Caffeine’s long half-life ensures you stay this way as it takes its sweet time working its way out of your body. High-EQ individuals know that caffeine is trouble, and they don’t let it get the better of them.

16. You get enough sleep.

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of sleep to increasing your emotional intelligence and managing your stress levels. When you sleep, your brain literally recharges, shuffling through the day’s memories and storing or discarding them (which causes dreams) so that you wake up alert and clearheaded. High-EQ individuals know that their self-control, attention, and memory are all reduced when they don’t get enough—or the right kind—of sleep. So, they make sleep a top priority.

Related:Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

17. You stop negative self-talk in its tracks.

The more you ruminate on negative thoughts, the more power you give them. Most of our negative thoughts are just that—thoughts, not facts. When it feels like something always or never happens, this is just your brain’s natural tendency to perceive threats (inflating the frequency or severity of an event). Emotionally intelligent people separate their thoughts from the facts in order to escape the cycle of negativity and move toward a positive, new outlook.

18. You won’t let anyone limit your joy.

When your sense of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from the opinions of other people, you are no longer the master of your own happiness. When emotionally intelligent people feel good about something that they’ve done, they won’t let anyone’s opinions or snide remarks take that away from them. While it’s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, you don’t have to compare yourself to others, and you can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within.

A big thank you to success.com for always inspiring me…. Chrissy Greig

p.s.   More interesting reading on my other blogs.

Live Free Retire Wealthy for those who want an easy life. Start now otherwise time will be your enemy. I say this from experience.

More Time to Ride for the horse lovers

Best Ever Home Business for those looking for a Brilliant Home Business Opportunity. This has been going for 7 years now and counting.

and Best Ever Home Business prosperity of life blog

Please enjoy.

Successful people and Attitude…

Here is a great article from Success Magazine to help your Business Mindset, and a step toward being successful.

A positive attitude is key to a successful life, so what happens when things go wrong?  We have a tendency to let our attitudes take a dive along with our state of affairs. But life is going to deal setbacks, both minor and major, on a regular basis, and if we are going to be successful, we need to know how to keep our attitudes intact.

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positive rather than negative        always wins
Instead of spending your time thinking about how bad things are, think about how good they will be.

We need practical tools to help us understand how we can keep our attitudes up when the circumstances are down.

6 Ways to Keep Your Attitude Up When Life Tries to Bring You Down

1. Take some time away.

2. Keep your eye on the goal.

3. Focus on solutions, not problems.

4. Get some positive input.

5. Tell yourself the good.

6. Remember that circumstances are not forever.

6a. Implement a complete, (and I mean Complete with a capital C) media ban.

When our son turned 2 we did this, a complete media ban. He is now 32 and not knowing about murders, wars, global warming, car crashes, airplane crashes, natural disasters, idiots blowing up innocent people etc etc etc and etc. and everything that CNN (Constantly Negative News) and every other broadcaster puts out there, has not concerned us at all. If anything, it has done more good than harm. The herd will tell you, you have to know, or the news you need to know.  Absolute BS.

If you want to be successful in a way never before experienced, this is a great start. But it takes work and willpower.

Are you willing to do what it takes?????      most people aren’t.

To read the whole article just click here

Cheers… Chrissy

p.s.   More interesting reading on my other blogs.

Live Free Retire Wealthy for those who want an easy life. Start now otherwise time will be your enemy. I say this from experience.

More Time to Ride for the horse lovers

Best Ever Home Business for those looking for a Brilliant Home Business Opportunity. This has been going for 7 years now and counting.

and Best Ever Home Business prosperity of life blog

Please enjoy.