“I’ve Got Your Back, Honey”
If you share living space with other humans related to you or not…you must communicate about how a new business project really works.
It’s not a job. This is your life! (It’s also a few other things. Their food, their car, their water, their vacation, the roof over their head, their children’s health…)
The people you want on your “team” need to know just how important this is to the entire family, or to the relationship itself.
You would like them to help you in some ways if they’d like to. And that help doesn’t necessarily mean physically working on your business/project. It might be intentional support of your psyche.
They bring you compassion, understanding, and a TV dinner; and you in short order return a new lifestyle where you are home when the kids get home…where you aren’t on the road all the time…where money is no longer a concern because you don’t have enough.
To begin, if you publicize it, they will likely be unimpressed by your thoughts of bringing in X dollars per month or the importance of such a thing.
What they will soon be thinking about, however, is that you have spent 40 hours per week online setting up websites, autoresponders, blogs, facebook, and after two months you have made close to ZERO DOLLARS.
If you’ve ever watch a new home being built you can simply think of the new home as a metaphor for a Coffee Table Business.
A new home starts with a foundation then they put up the frame and then begins a fairly lengthy process of assembling the home.
Starting from scratch is effort. But the new home does get built and eventually it is not only habitable, it’s palatable!
Meanwhile, in their brain, that two month mark, a job SURELY would have been a smarter choice, or so they will think.
Early on, you need to share that what you are doing is not a job where there is an established business with cash flow. You will be creating not only the work, but the cash flow, and that requires time. Let them know that most people give up right before they would have brought in revenue because of pressures with those who occupy the same living space.
And that is tragic.
You can never again quit right before you make it big! Continue…