Did you ever get the impression an on-line business entails some hard work?
If you knew you could design the life of your dreams, what would it be worth?
If you knew you could have the means to do the things you want to do, what would it be worth?
If you could
- Live comfortably
- Help your children get ahead
- Donate generously to your favourite charities
- Make new friends who want all the same things you do
- Have an adventure
- Show your friends how to do what you are doing
- Excel at your life
what would it be worth?
If you are at all like me, this is not the first time you have been faced with some hard work.
- Do you have children?
- Have you had a marriage dissolve?
- Have you cared for aging parents?
- Have you dealt with death and the aftermath of emotions and legalities?
- Have you watched a dream job go to someone younger or male?
These are just a few of the challenges women “of a certain age” are faced with. They are difficult, they are stressful, they are frustrating and they are hard work to manage or overcome. They are all those things and often all you want is to be through the challenge as there is no reward at the end except removal of the stress. (Except for the raising children part – lots of work, can be stressful, but many rewards throughout.)
Creating and building an on-line business is hard work, no doubt about it. But you have control. You proceed at your own pace, you build the business to reflect your dreams and goals. You have rewards fairly early on in the game and they grow with you. Your circle of friends are all aiming for similar goals and you become each other’s greatest allies.
In the comments below tell me what single dream would be your first goal when you decide to create your own business and Reclaim Your Retirement Dreams.
I repeat my mantra whenever the going gets tough:
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.“
Who wouldn’t want all 8 things on your list?
A bit of hard work isn’t much to give in return.
I’m glad I’m working towards my dream retirement.
Pay the piper today and dance to the piper tomorrow, Lorraine!! I am so appreciative that I can dream retirement dreams again!!
Freedom. That’s the most exciting thing about being an Entrepreneur. The freedom to do what you want, when you want. If that involves hard to work to get, I’m up for it! Other great post Agnes.
I concur, Helen!!
I don’t mind hard work and if it will get me where I want to go with more freedoms socially, financially and time wise I am willing to do it.
Just a learning process with lots still left to learn.
Thanks for sharing,
Well, I’m not sure the learning ever really ends, Evey, but does come easier! great brain exercise this business building!!
People need to realise that success doesn’t just come naturally, it all requires hard work – online or off – hard work is at the core.
I agree Agnes. Creating an online business is hard work compared to a “regular” job but it’s entirely worth it. I have one because I want more time and money to take care of my mother. I want to be able to visit (almost) every country in the world. I want to choose my vacation days, not have someone else choose them for me. I want the finances to be able to donate plenty of money to my favorite charities. All of these reasons are definitely worth the hard work.
Good Reasons give you a focus and that focus carries you, Keri! You will do it!!
Agnes, I love this post.
It confirms my issue with the saying “Work Smarter-Not Harder”.
Aside from the fact that the saying is not accurate, it also misleads people into believing they don’t have to work hard to achieve success.
Simply, not true!
I enjoyed this post Agnes. I am very picky with who I work with. Among other things, they must be super hard working and committed and willing to take the bull by the horns and make things happen. I only want to work with people who are
fully committed to getting results.
Wise, Rachel. It is so hard to motivate someone who does not have the ability to motivate themselves.
It is certainly hard work to build and maintain an online business. But we all know it has its rewards.
I am looking forward to the day when it has enough momentum to not require this much effort on my part. Just being honest.
There is a price to pay also for those not so inclined to do the work. Might be further down the road though…
I agree, Stella. I’d rather put in the time and energy now and know I am more self-directed than do nothing and hope for the best.
Okay this might sound silly, but my husband and I have a goal to take our children and grandchildren to DisneyWorld for 2 weeks. There are so many things that need our financial attention right now, that we just cannot allocate the funds towards that yet.
Not silly at all, Ree! I took my children to Disneyland when they were teens and we had such a good time that I can’t wait until my grandson is old enough to enjoy it safely. This mid-life time has many financial demands, but you are working toward such a great goal that it will happen. Keep at ‘er!!