They depend upon a job to pay the rent, put food on the table, keep from losing their car. These are just a few of the reasons.
Truth is, people lose jobs all the time. Maybe their company is “downsizing” and laying off folks because of a bad economy. Perhaps the company changed the way they did things and found a way to use technology with a machine or computer to do your job and, in fact, your job was done away with. Or as was the case with me, illness made it impossible for you to work an 8 to 5 job or carry out your job’s duties.
Regardless of the reason, the results were the same. The income stopped. Kind or reminds me of an old saying… “it’s not the fall that kills you, it’s the sudden stop”.
The real question that everyone should be asking is “what can I do to prevent the income from stopping”? Well, if you are like most folks, you never ask this question. After all, if you have a job and getting a paycheck every two weeks, what’s there to talk about? That kind of thinking is akin to tipping around on a ledge of a high-rise building and never thinking about the end result were you to make a misstep and fall 20 stories. You have to consider the potential consequences. It does no good to wait until your feet leaves the ledge and all you have under them is air.
We’re talking about the difference between “pro-active” and “re-active” posturing. And that requires thinking a head. Pro-active posturing says “I am going to take steps to make sure I don’t fall”. Re-active posturing says that I’ll worry about that if it ever happens… translation… “I’m going to scream like H _ _ L all the way down. Which kind of person do you want to be?
Remember I said I lost my job because of an illness. One thing I didn’t lose was all of my income. Why? Because my income was a residual income and continued even if I didn’t work.
So about now your thinking “what kind of job pays you even if you can’t work”? The answer… a job that you control. And that would be a job where you were the boss. We’re talking about a business of your own… a real business that you control… not one of those “pie in the sky” network marketing deals one of your friends wanted you to join. A Real Life Business that Pays you Based on Your Results.
What would that be?
There are many. You could buy rental property, if you had the money to invest. You could buy an existing “brick and mortar business, again, if you had the money. And even if you did, it could go south on you in a bad economy. You would be the boss and have a greater degree of control but that might mean quitting your current job and working for three years for nothing until you got the business off the ground, so to speak. Who can afford to do that?
You don’t have to.
Let’s explore my personal situation. I lost my job because my wife got sick and I had to stay at home to provide for her health care needs. I’m her personal care giver. In my previous job, I sold insurance. I went out in the public, met with potential clients and hopefully, sold them insurance. The great thing about that job is that it not only paid me when I made a sale, it paid me the 2, 3, 4 etc year when those policies renewed. Thus, I continued to receive an income even if I didn’t work. And it’s a good thing too. Where would I be today if my income had stopped?
The bad thing about that job is two fold. 1) I can no longer do it and 2) my renewals die when I die.
Today, I have changed professions. I work in a specialty field where I introduce business to a Referral Marketing System designed to double and triple those business referrals… the life-blood of any business. It is a form of “non-traditional” advertising. As such, we don’t have to convince them to spend additional money… rather, show them a better way to spend some of the advertising dollars they are already spending that is more effective. Truth is, we have no competition and the business do not even know that a Referral Marketing System exist.
So, where do you come in on all of this.
One, don’t quit your job. You depend upon it for your financial needs. Two, partner with my organization on a part-time basis and build an income that will pay you today, tomorrow and follow you into retirement and is will-able beyond the grave.
Your first step… contact me and tell me you want more information.
I prefer a phone call. That way, I can get to know you and you get to know me. Then too, I can give you an overview, followup with email links and screen sharing.
It’s not for everyone… but for the right person, it can set them free financially forever.