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DomDom
02-02-2014, 02:25 PM
Hey guys! How long and hard would you work for your bisness? I presume we all want to make enough money so we can be financially free and stable (go to Hawaii etc). What kind of hours are acceptable to you in attaining those goals and for how long? Would you work for 12 hours a day for 10 years to get your company going? Maybe a better question is business or family/life? :)

DomDom
02-03-2014, 03:51 PM
Let me start by responding to this question. I really like business and want to make myself financially free and also expand my business and have new ideas. On the other side I do not think its worthwhile to suffer for your business or allow your family and kids to suffer! I would work and give my maximum to my business IF I am able to be a good husband and a father to my kids with the business I am doing. If I would be forced to sacrifice my family time, I would do it a little for a short time (to get things going...) but not for very long! Quality of life comes first! :)

JohnSword
02-04-2014, 04:01 AM
I'm willing to invest whatever it takes in order to attain financial freedom. Only with hard work can one reap the fruits of labor. Although I'm aware that I'm sacrificing much in order to achieve that, I feel that it's worth it. Think about it: instead of working 2-3 hours a day over many years, why not spend 12 hours a day for a year to get your business up and going. You can take it easy from then on.

Rainman
02-04-2014, 04:35 AM
I don't think you'll gain any freedom by earning more. In fact, it's been proven that the more a business person makes from a business, the harder they'll work. So for me the concept of working hard for long won't work. There's no guarantee that you'll be alive ten or twenty years from now. It's better therefore to balance how you spend the time you have now between your business and other social [and maybe spiritual] obligations you also need to fulfill in your life. The most I'd work in a day is 8 hours and spend the rest of the time doing other things.

delusional
02-04-2014, 05:27 AM
I would work incredibly hard if it is my own business. 8 to 20, 6, maybe 7 days a week if that's what it takes. Especially in the beginning, the amount spent on a business is important. You should experiment with different options for profit, different suppliers, ...
This is a mistake a lot of people make. They don't invest enough time to make it grow.

DomDom
02-04-2014, 03:19 PM
I don't think you'll gain any freedom by earning more. In fact, it's been proven that the more a business person makes from a business, the harder they'll work. So for me the concept of working hard for long won't work. There's no guarantee that you'll be alive ten or twenty years from now. It's better therefore to balance how you spend the time you have now between your business and other social [and maybe spiritual] obligations you also need to fulfill in your life. The most I'd work in a day is 8 hours and spend the rest of the time doing other things.

I agree with your opinion. I really would love to create something and make it grow but balance is the most important thing, there is a good old saying which goes "A rich person is not the one who has alot but the one who needs little".

thatguyiverthere
02-04-2014, 06:55 PM
If you're really passionate and not money driven then you will work however long you have to until you get it. As long as you have good time management and always keep in contact with the outside world then you're fine. I have a separate business outside of MLM, and I know what it's like to isolate yourself and focus only on your goals. It's a catch 22 because yes I was making money, but my girlfriend wasn't talking to me so I had to re-build that business up again until it was back in good standing (if you catch my drift). You have to find that balance between life and work and also understand as your company grows your time may be limited.

If you're willing to sacrifice until you get to the point where everything is green, and you can be completely free then go for it. But never, ever give up.

Musho
02-04-2014, 10:19 PM
Since my business is my passion, I would work till I drop and that means exactly what I said. I could sleep in my office if I wanted to so, since my environment is so comfy. As for my social life, the majority of my friends work with me and it's very relaxed. These are my friends, not work acquaintances that I make smalltalk about the weather.

caveman
02-05-2014, 06:15 AM
I would sleep at 3 in the morning and wake up at 7 when I first started it. And I felt more alive than ever. I was so interested in what I was doing, it didn't matter to me. And time would just fly by. I gave in my all and it was all worth it in the end.

fredkawig
02-05-2014, 07:38 AM
Our business operates everyday. We have complications and family problems that's why we have a lot of debt to pay which is so stressful, I'd rather want to go to vacation than be stuck at home saving and saving for something we could have afforded a long long time ago. It is so dismaying to have a messed up family since you will always be affected by every decision one takes.

Andy1982
02-05-2014, 08:41 AM
As my main income is from my small farm at the moment, branching out going from field to fork with the stuff I can grow like the potato will give me a means of seeing real profit from my work. I would like to work on a 5 day a week basis but this will depend on the location and passing trade.

I will put in what I feel it requires would be the bottom line, but without my family life suffering or my farm standards being lowered. I don't have any machines round here, so all the planting, weeding and harvest are done by me and the wife (daughter helps for 5 seconds here and there). If you needed 10 years at 12 hours a day, I'd say pack it in.

DomDom
02-05-2014, 12:25 PM
As my main income is from my small farm at the moment, branching out going from field to fork with the stuff I can grow like the potato will give me a means of seeing real profit from my work. I would like to work on a 5 day a week basis but this will depend on the location and passing trade.

I will put in what I feel it requires would be the bottom line, but without my family life suffering or my farm standards being lowered. I don't have any machines round here, so all the planting, weeding and harvest are done by me and the wife (daughter helps for 5 seconds here and there). If you needed 10 years at 12 hours a day, I'd say pack it in.

Whats it like working in nature? I have been told that its actually one of the best workplaces in the world. That its hard but very rewarding and soothing?

Taru
03-03-2014, 01:30 AM
I'm personally willing to do whatever it takes (within reason) to achieve the goal and I only plan on stopping to rest once I have reached said goal. I think it's important to put in as much hard work and dedication into reaching one's goals so that if you eventually end up failing or succeeding, you'd know that you have done all you can and will have no regrets. As for my specific goals, I really just want to reach an amount of annual income that would afford me a little financial freedom, enough for me not to have to stress about the more trivial things in life that involve expense.

eppie
03-04-2014, 12:19 AM
Thread: How long and how hard would you work for your business?

Right now I'm 50-50. I work full-time online 100% but 50% I work as a V.A. managing websites and blogs and the other 50% - still trying to build my own online business. I have to balance my time between work and taking care of my family. I work around ten hours a day except on Sundays. So far it's enough as long as I stick to my schedule. :o

sdsnook
03-04-2014, 12:37 AM
Oh heck! I have to have balance and I am willing to give a lot of my time to make a buck....but here and now is here and now and I am not going to bury myself for tomorrow. I will work 12 hours a day to work for myself, yes ONLY if I am enjoying what I am doing and I get to do it when and how I want! With that said.... you have to remember there is more to life then money and work. What are we working for?

mikelouis
03-04-2014, 03:39 AM
Starting your own business is what every one ever dreams about. I think it will be much practical if you put as much effort in your business as it needs. I would do anything to thrive my business.

Jane Hastings
03-09-2014, 11:01 AM
I would do everything that I can for my business but I would also make sure I have time for my family. One of the reasons I work hard is for my family but if my family feels like I don't have time for them then I should make adjustments. Most people forget to spend time with their families because they are too caught up with what they are doing. We should try not to bring work home. If you're at work then do your work but if you're at home then you should be with your family.

cheapwebdesignchicago
06-23-2014, 01:37 PM
How hard are your competitors willing to work to win and take your business?

Family should always be number one priority of course, but there are competitors who are willing to do whatever it takes...

ChristopherReiff
06-24-2014, 08:13 AM
Business work is always hard when you are use different Development strategies for business.

BobTFT
07-18-2014, 06:23 AM
We work incredibly hard for our business, as out ethos is to help other businesses work harder too. We release new updates of our software regularly, and are active online to get the word out. You only get out what you put in. This isn't achieved by being lazy.

kathymirror
07-21-2014, 04:04 AM
If we don't work hard today, we will be work hard to find a new job ! So enjoying your work, maybe you will find it is funny in fact ! I love my present job now, dealing with glass business with various kinds of clients, it is interesting !

MahaKarthi
11-05-2014, 11:29 PM
If I were starting a business, then I would spend around 10 to 12 hours a day to bring it to a higher position. A few years after expanding my business I will be able to take time out for family. But, at all the point of working I would make sure that I will not leave my family for the sake of business and vice versa. Balancing both professional and personal life is equally important and I thin I can count on family support while I venture into business.