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Do We Have a Solid Product?!

Live Your Dreams BannerWorking from home is an awesome experience when you are rewarded with time freedom and financial flexibility.  But the key is you will never get there if you don’t have a solid product.  Notice I didn’t say you need the “BEST” product because the truth is there is no such thing.  But you should market something that you benefit from, believe in and actually own on your own.  I’ll break down more specifics on having the best or a solid product as we go here.  Just follow along this can determine your success or lack off.  This can be the difference in spinning your wheels and struggling to actually reaching your goals or blasting past them and having to set new and better goals.

OK so let’s break it down, first with marketing something you benefit from.  You will do a much better job of marketing and presenting any product if you have actually gotten a benefit from what you market.  Now in my case I market a travel product so therefore I should get some travel benefits from my product.  Even if I don’t use it maybe I’m “disabled” and can’t travel I should be able to transfer part of my package and get the enjoyment of knowing that my product is helping someone else.  That’s still a benefit.

The key is everything about your product does not have to “revolutionize” your life.  Companies out there all over the world act like what they have will change the world forever, and maybe it will.  What I’m telling you is if you have any solid product you can change your family’s life for ever.  If you market nutritional supplements, it is important that you do get a benefit you can see and feel.  Look if your company offers 100 products you don’t need to benefit from all of them.  You just have to have a benefit you can believe it.  Therefore you will be more successful at marketing and profiting while you work from home.

DFI_BannerSecond, your product should actually be something you believe in.  When I say you believe in it, I’m talking more about your passion.  Let’s face it who doesn’t need good health? We would all say yes to that. Not many people are choosing to race to their tombstone anytime soon.  Now that being said even though everyone knows they need good health not every one actively pursues good heath in their diet, exercise and vitamins. Some of them may buy your product if you sold supplements but the fact is if they do not really believe in the benefit of good health and they are not passionate in their every day life they will not market that supplement with passion.  You must believe in your product to the point that you are passionate about the benefits and how it can help someone.

Finally, by this point it should go without saying.  But if you benefit from a product, believe in a product you should own it.  Because if you own it you prove you are a product of the product and you are willing to pay for it.  It’s amazing how many people attempt to market a product they supposedly believe in but they don’t actually own it.  Let me ask you, If you were looking to buy a new reliable car but you learn the owner of the dealership actually owned a cheaper alternative, maybe even one of his competitors how would you feel?  How silly would that be? Why would you buy a car from him/her?  If you sold supplements (easy example) and your clients came to your home, office or met you for coffee and saw you taking Wal-Mart vitamins what would your clients think? Now you maybe that slow poke that doesn’t get it and think, well I would not show them the “cheaper” vitamins.  The point is, you would be a hypocrite and how far will that get you and is that really a product you should market?  Probably not you may do better actually working at Wal-Mart.

So in closing having a solid product is required for any long-term success when you work from home.  So do you get a benefit from your product, do you really believe in your product and do you own it? Are you a product of the product? If this product or service you have is going to be the key to your goals and dreams.  If it’s going to give you the financial flexibility you want, time freedom you need and memories with your friends, family and those you care about., why the heck would you not want a solid product.  Remember, believing you have the best product on the planet is fine.  But no product is the best forever hence this thing call innovation.  So be realistic and strategic and find something you can believe in, benefit from and even own on your own.

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Sports Vs. Church

I read a story this morning on Facebook that I thought I would share with you.
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WARNING: The following may make you uncomfortable…may even make you mad!

Last Sunday morning I found myself sitting on a soccer field with one of my children for a tournament game. It was a beautiful morning. The sun was shining. I was enjoying some fabulous coffee.

I was also experiencing great frustration and conflict. I was frustrated because I could count 20 families from our church who were also at sports games that morning. This meant that these families were not at church.

I was also conflicted as I reflected on how I got into this situation. My husband and I know the value of church family. We know that consistency is very important for our children to build relationships with their church family and to grow as disciples of Christ. We have made many decisions over the years to say “no” to other things in order to say “yes” to church. And, yet, here I was on a soccer field on a Sunday morning! A couple of weeks earlier the coach gathered the parents around and presented this opportunity for the soccer tournament that would land on a Saturday and Sunday. The way it was put to us, I felt like I had no choice but to participate. The team wouldn’t be able to play in the tournament unless everyone chose to play. If we said no, we would be letting down 12 other kids.

So, here I was sitting on the sidelines of a soccer game contemplating the predicament of so many families. Many families I’ve talked to about this feel like they have no choice for a variety of reasons. Maybe it’s a sport that our kids love, maybe there are opportunities that would be missed if we pulled our kids, maybe we feel an obligation to a team, maybe there’s real potential in our little athletes that may never be recognized. There are many reasons that we come to the decisions that keep our families away from church. I completely understand how we get there – but I also know the long-term effect that missing church will take on our families. And that’s the predicament that has been tormenting me.

Now, I’m not saying that one missed Sunday is going to derail your children’s spiritual growth. But I have noticed that our society is set up to undermine this discipline of regular fellowship with our church family.  So unless we are very vigilant to protect our church commitment, we can quickly find that one Sunday missed has become many Sundays missed, and before long church has ceased to be a habit and is reduced to something we do when we don’t have anything else to do on Sunday mornings.

When we say “yes” to one thing, we are saying “no” to something else. I have seen it too easily happen that without meaning to reject church, families are saying “yes” to extracurricular activities – but this “yes” is also a “no” to consistency at church activities and developing relationships with our church family.  I have spoken to so many parents who spend years on the field, at the pool, on the ski slopes, in the gym, or in the studio and when they get to the other side of these years have deep regrets. Their children don’t want to go to church, they don’t have relationships with peers or leaders who know and love Jesus, and they have not developed the discipline of making church a priority. These parents who now have grown children have expressed that they would do it different if they could go back and do it again. I have had several parents with grown children express that it was not worth it. They did not carefully guard their priorities and allowed other commitments to push out what was most important. They can look back and see that the time spent on other activities directly affected their children’s relationship with church and this directly affected their relationship with God.

Church attendance is not the goal…however, church is the way that God has provided for people to grow in their knowledge and love of who God is and build relationships with other disciples and from this time of focusing on Jesus and connecting with others who love Jesus we can go out into the world and spread the good news of Jesus Christ and his love with others.

I’m back to my predicament….I know that church is important….I also feel like I don’t have a choice sometimes. Can we learn from the parents that have gone before us? Can we step back a bit and think about the adults that we are raising? What if our children get to their early 20’s and have no relationship with God or other disciples of Jesus? Will we look back and say, “Well, at least they made it to the championships!”? Or will we look back with regrets and disappointment that our priorities were not reflected on our calendar?

Like I said earlier, this particular weekend I could count 20 families in the same position that I found myself in. Most were also frustrated and feeling helpless. Most of my friends find themselves making this no-win choice at some point in the year depending on the season. Many families are even sacrificing rest and are so busy and going so hard that they are making themselves physically sick.

Could there be a better way?  What if we ALL joined together and said, “NO! No more sports on Sundays!”? When we were kids, there was never anything scheduled on Sundays. We never had to choose between sports and church. Sundays were saved for church and family and gathering with friends. Can we reclaim our Sundays if we all worked together?

I propose that we give it a try! I also will say that even if our society won’t cooperate, for me and my family I will do what I can to maintain consistency for my children to be at church and build relationships with other kids and youth who know and love Jesus! I will not tell you what is best for your family…I will encourage you to take some time out to prayerfully consider this, talk it over with your spouse, and make sure your priorities determine your calendar and not the other way around.

Source: FamilyDiscipleshippath.com

Please share your thoughts…what have you tried as a family? How have you handled the tension of sports and church?

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