Good Tuesday morning to you. We are going to continue our week of problems and coaching. Today I want to address an issue that people are always asking me. If you are helping people start over where do they get the money to pay you? After all, to keep this a working business you have to find a way to get paid. If you are working and your business is not building an income you are only working on a hobby. Today I want to show you how you build to make things long-term.
I must say when I got into this business it was tough to start out. I’ve always been a person who built smaller businesses that had immediate income. While there would be money coming in right away it usually was not money that could change your life. In fact, it was often a lower income than you might expect. So over the years I have learned how to start businesses that make both immediate income, and then build to make a long-term stream of income that helps you to have more money coming in with less effort later.
Let me explain. When I was starting a car wash business it was easy to find some immediate customers so that I could have money coming in. Usually they were given deals to make them regular customers. So it meant income but very low profit for the effort. So at first you have ways to pay for food and housing, keep your supplies coming in to continue, but then you build by living on less and look for ways to refine your model to have better profit and higher sales.
So when I work to help people who have the problem of starting over, I understand they may not always have money to pay for services that I offer. I create smaller programs that are lower cost and they usually include self-help for you to take small steps to get yourself moving forward.
Another thing I often find is when people are starting over they may be spending more money on things they haven’t realized they really don’t need or that they could get cheaper better deals than they already have. In that case we get them an appointment with the consultants over at Business Rising, a group that is able to take a look at the business side of life to see if you are getting the best deals on what you are using. To make sure you are not paying for things you really don’t need. It is a joy to start helping people who, after they cut things out, feel as if they got a raise and are able to help them hire a coach to make it even better.
The next area I work with is entrepreneurs. I help people see that they have money-making ideas inside them that they never knew about. Some people I work with are already entrepreneurs and have hired a coach who was able to show them customers they were walking by every day. I have to say these are some of my favorite people to work with; they already have a creative mind and just need to stretch it a bit. What better way to do that than to have another creative mind show you that there is more profit in helping those two or three customers that you just walked by, instead of those that are currently wasting your time and paying you very little money because they don’t have the money to spend?
I am currently working on creating a workshop to present at companies, to help the employees of small and medium businesses learn to think like an entrepreneur; to help grow the company so it becomes a more profitable place, creating more jobs, and paying its employees more.
In fact, this is one of the most important things that I work on with those I help: to solve the problems in life in starting over; showing them they have the ideas inside them to create a dream of ideal life and become an entrepreneur, building a new company, charity, business, and doing it with actually enjoyment of life. Imagine living in your world, doing what you want, living with less stress, actually spending time with family and friends doing things you all enjoy. All while making the money you need, and working towards the money you want.
So do you have an idea for a business? Have you ever wanted to learn to think like an entrepreneur? Would you like to develop that idea to make your job a dream job, or create a dream lifestyle with it? Now is the time to find the money. Now is the time to take the action. It takes a process to get there, so if you want to get started the next step is up to you.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time for you to create the life you always wanted to live, to learn to love what you do and those you share life with, create your world and become the RockStar in it.