Yes, my dad and three brothers have always been their own bosses. In fact, I can’t ever remember a time when they weren’t knee deep in creating. As a little girl, I recall business plans, sticky notes, brainstorming sessions, celebrations and tears.
The Spirit of Entrepreneurship is more than just creating new money streams, it’s “creating” in every sense of the word. It’s taking creativity, initiative, and risk to pioneer change.
I’ve spent the last two years on this blog sharing unique and creative ways to save money. As a regular reader, you walk with me hand in hand as I take you on my lifestyle of frugality, but the bottom line is that while saving money can drastically cut the bottom line of our expenses, creating new money and increasing our income (even if it’s just a little bit each month) is what ultimately can change our financial footprint.
For many of us, we want to stop reading right now because we feel there’s no way that we can make more money. We don’t know how. We don’t have enough time. We don’t have any entrepreneurial spirit in you. We have little kids under toe.
Stick with me over the next few days, and let’s squelch the “don’ts” and let your mind wander to the “what if’s.”
What if I had money to pay cash for a family cruise? What if I could pay off this debt and feel such a huge burden lifted? What if I could share with that neighbor who’s in dire financial need because I have a little extra this month? What if I could provide the grocery budget money every month?
These few posts aren’t going to be about owning your own business. I hope to give concrete suggestions of ways to start bringing additional income into your home, or at least start your brainstorming process.
I am living proof that it can be done.
I am a stay at home, home school mom who now provides additional income for her family. What started out of necessity is now additional income that comes not just through the blog, but by incorporating multiple streams of small income from various outlets. I have helped re-establish our emergency fund, and have been working on building up our “no debt for college” fund.
I want you to begin dreaming your own “What If’s.”
We’re going to brainstorm your passions- those hobbies or things that you love to talk about. They may not be skills you are “good at” right now, but just things that get you excited.
The spirit of entrepreneurship doesn’t happen over night. It comes from hours and hours of perseverance, dedication and resolve.
Let’s start getting excited.
If you had $100 extra dollars each month, what would you do with it? How about $500? $1000?
(Catch up on all the 31 Days of Balancing Beauty and a Budget here.)