There’s this commercial for some “miracle” mattress on the kids channel that I watch with Cody, it’s got this one clip with a back surgeon… He’s staring at the camera like a deer in headlights and he drones on in this super-bored-monotone-almost-robotic voice with no expression on his face… “I am not only a back surgeon I am also a patient I sleep on this mattress I recommend one to all my patients it will make a huge difference in your life if you sleep on this mattress too I guarantee it your back will feel better after your first night and all your aches and pains will disappear before you know it you really need to try this mattress call 1-800 blah blah blah and get yours today” It’s like one giant run-on sentence and he’s stiff as a board while he talks. There is no PASSION. Do you think I’m gonna buy a mattress from this guy?
It might be a great mattress, but their spokesperson has no personality whatsoever. He’s just some guy that’s been paid to say something nice about the mattress and really has no clue what he’s talking about. He’s got no passion for the mattress so why should I care about the mattress? This guy supposedly sleeps on this amazing mattress and he looks like he’s got a fence post stuck up his you know what… is that what I’m going to look like after sleeping on this mattress? *shudder* I’d rather not find out!
“Hey! I just started this GREAT business! I sell tofu! I hate tofu it’s so disgusting… but I make $20 bucks for every $5.00 worth of tofu that I sell… Please buy some nasty tofu from me? I’ll be your friend forever! I promise!”
“Yeah *yawn* I just got involved with this company that sells… something… what was it? … maybe orange socks? Anyways… I was wondering if you wanted to do the business with me… the money’s supposed to be really good. I haven’t sold any socks yet, or… was it clocks? Yeah.. orange clocks… that was it *yawn*… I haven’t sold any yet, but I’ll make some great residual income if you sign up and sell some…”
So, do ya feel like buying tofu or selling orange socked clocks? Probably not. Who would? I sure don’t.
If you don’t LOVE what you sell, or what you do, why should anyone else? If you’re walking around like a zombie, do you really think anyone else wants to do what you’re doing if it makes you that way?
The key to all these home businesses out there is to find the one that is RIGHT FOR YOU. If you aren’t 100% into what you’re doing…. if you can’t back your product 100% because you USE IT YOURSELF…you’re in the wrong business. If you’re doing it just for the sake of doing “something”… you’re probably not going to succeed like you would if you were doing something you were passionate about. Something you genuinely cared about. If the reasons behind what you are doing are lacking, you’re results will probably be lacking as well.
Figure out WHY you want to do it. Then figure out WHAT you really want to do.
I can tell you right now what my WHY is. His name is Cody, and he is the most important thing in my life.
If you want to know what my WHAT is…. email me. Once Upon A Dollar AT Gmail DOT com