You Are Crazy Not To Take Over The Business!
This is the response i got from every single person I told I didn’t want to take over the family business.
You see our family business has always been what we are known for. It’s been around for the last 20 years.
It is something that was just going to happen. My dad retire, then I would take it over.
The thing is, like I mentioned in my first post, was I really thought it was boring and couldn’t really see myself doing this for the next 20 years or however many it would be.
You see, anytime you hear someone having their own business, you would think ” oh they must have a lot of money”
At least that’s what my friends thought and told me growing up.
They would say things like “Oh man, must be nice that your family owns a business, you probably get whatever you want”
. and early on, we did make a lot of money. But after awhile, the business slowed down. A LOT.
and I saw the struggle for my dad. How he felt like he wasn’t able to provide for the family. I don’t think there are much more things in this world that are worse for a man.
The feeling that you can’t provide for your family is horrible.
Fast forward to recent times, and the business is doing a little better, but nothing like we used to do.
It pays the bills. and that is it.
Honestly, it is just like working a regular job.
Why would i want to do that?
Now I am not knocking on people with jobs so please don’t think that.
All I am saying is that I want something better for my life.
That is WHAT I WANT.
As I also mentioned in my last post.
One person who really opened up my eyes to a different way of thinking is Jim Rohn.
He taught me that if i wanted life to be different, I had to be different. I had to do different things in order to have a better life.
I couldn’t expect to keep doing the same things over and over again, and expect a different result.
At first, I didn’t really understand what he meant by that.
I would think to myself..
“So you are telling me that all I have to do is think differently and I will get what I want?”
That didn’t make sense to me in the beginning.
And why would it? My thinking was all messed up!
So the first thing I had to work on was my “mindset”
I had to understand how to control my thoughts.
Think about it…
As kids we are told we can do whatever we want to be, but as soon as we get a little older..
Now people are telling us to be safe and smart and just go with the sure thing.
From the moment I heard Jim Rohn say that I could be more. That I could still dream..
I was all in.
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