Compete vs. Create: Which One Describes Your Business Approach?

Written by Megan Mart

Compete vs. Create:

Consider these definitions:

Compete:To contend with another or others for a prize, superiority, etc. Syn. vie, rival, contest, oppose.

Create:To cause to come into existence; originate. To berepparttar cause of; bring about. Syn. make, fashion, form, produce, conceive, invent, build.

Which One Describes Your Business Approach?

Do you feel that you must compete with other businesses? Do you strive to conquerrepparttar 117247 competition? Do you think that you need to have an edge overrepparttar 117248 competition?

Take a look at allrepparttar 117249 businesses out there! How on earth can You compete with them all? Answer: You don't! You can't! Period!

So why do we listen to statements made about winning out overrepparttar 117250 competition? Because we have come to believe that in order to have it all and be successful, we need to compete and win to getrepparttar 117251 top spot. We haverepparttar 117252 notion that there is not enough success or money to go around, so we must beat down whatever or whoever gets in our way in order to have success.

To compete with someone, we have to vie with him or her forrepparttar 117253 top spot. Once that top spot is gained (if it ever is), we cannot stop! There is always someone just waiting to contend with us to take that spot away.

It is almost certain. If we are only spending our time competing with others for success, someday, someone is going to defeat us for that success. Then someday it will happen to them, and so on.

Champions that have wonrepparttar 117254 top prize will be replaced by someone else who is faster, better or smarter. It always happens and it always will. We are left sitting inrepparttar 117255 dust, wondering what happened!?!

The notion of competition is futile nonsense when it comes to our personal or business success. Look atrepparttar 117256 universe around us. There is plenty of everything to go around without taking it away from someone else. We live in a bountiful world. We do not need to stress out over trying to overthrowrepparttar 117257 competition to gain success.

Getting Your Family Involved In Your New Home Business - For Fun

Written by Henri Schauffler

Getting Your Family Involved In Your New Home Business - For Fun and Profit

Copyright 2003 by Henri G. Schauffler

Starting a home business is seldom easy and we need support from our loved ones.

Betweenrepparttar family, friends and neighbors there are a lot of people close to you that will want to know what you're doing. You probably have already found out that they're not always supportive!

Could you wait a minute, please? - My wife is telling me that I need to help with my 14 year old's homework. I'll be right back...

OK, thanks for waiting. Byrepparttar 117246 way - if we shut our families out - if we're so focused on this new business that we seem consumed by it - we're going to have lots of problems in our home. What's that you say? Getting consumed by your great new business hasn't happened to you yet? Just wait, my home business friend. At some point, you'll get so excited, so motivated, so focused - that you may forget about everything around you, including those whom you love.

Let's face it - our business is not more important than our family. So let's not act like it! Make sure that your family understands that they are more important than this business. And I mean all of your family - children, spouse, parents, siblings - everyone. They need to know that they are still number one in your life.

One good way to minimize difficulties in relationships with your family when starting a home business is to talk to all your significant family up-front, *before* you start your business. If you've already launched your new enterprise, it's never too late...

Start with your spouse or significant other. Sit down and explain what you're doing and why it is exciting to you; what your hopes, dreams and goals forrepparttar 117247 business are. When I started, I told my wife and loved ones very clearly, "My goal is to be making $500 dollars net profit we can spend byrepparttar 117248 end of 6 months, and $1,000 a month byrepparttar 117249 end ofrepparttar 117250 first year." (I started part time). "I'm really happy about this, and I need your support." And,repparttar 117251 Closing Question: "Wouldn't you like extra money inrepparttar 117252 budget, dear?"

That made it clear - I'm not off on some "get-rich-quick scheme," or one of Henri's "things," I've got a clear plan and I know what I'm doing. However you do it, make sure to get your significant other on board *first*.

Next - your younger children:

Your younger children are not really going to understand much about why you're doing this, what your goals are, etc. Instead, develop a routine with your younger children for meal times, naptimes, and play times. Work these times into your work schedule and adhere to them. If you fail to keep appointments with your children, your children will have less respect for your work and do more to prevent you fromrepparttar 117253 completion of your work.

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