In determining whether you have what it takes to start your own home business on the Internet, there are a few things to consider. You may find that you are willing to take a chance and you may not – either way is fine and you should own it because it is your decision.
There seems to be two distinct types of people. Those that try to be satisfied with the status quo and go along with everything ‘normal’ all their lives; and people who are willing to go out on a limb and take risks to possibly achieve something greater. Actually it would be best if people had a reasonable number of the traits of both types.
We do need to ‘go along with the program’ in some ways at least up to a certain point. We do need to learn all we can and have a sense of awareness. We have to know how to keep our feet on the ground. However then there is the point where if we want to really be creative or to achieve anything more than ‘normal’ that we have to learn how to take some risks.
If we did the part where we have our feet on the ground then the risks we take should be more or less ‘educated’ and low-risk risks. There is an important rule to remember here and that is not to ever gamble with more than you can afford to lose. This speaks to the fact that you should never speculate or gamble with your living expenses.
Think of the worst case scenario, if you need to discipline your mind in this regard. For example where will you live if you lose your rent money or your mortgage is foreclosed? Will you be able to feed your family at the homeless soup kitchen if you spend the grocery money? There are no guarantees and therefore you shouldn’t risk your basic survival for any reason.
Do not care how good it looks or how there are only 2 more in stock, or you have only 3 more days at the sale price. If you don’t have the money then just pass. It will not be the end of the world no matter what the marketing hype may say. Start saving your money now and maybe the next time an offer comes along you will have the money to grab it on sale or at the last minute without impacting your survival?
So like all things, moderation. We need to be able to take some risks if we ever want to move beyond the status quo. This is not easy to do for some people who do not ever gamble. Start very small with what you risk and see what happens. It really is possible for you to win.