How to get unstuck in your business? Day 3

You Became a “FREEdom” Fighter

“Free will get you started, but won’t finish the deal!” – Dr. Bob Clarke
So we all love free stuff!
But as Napoleon Hill conveyed – no one values free – that was the worse thing about the American educational system – It is FREE.
So here’s the deal.
You started your business and you realize that you need some training, so you go on the web and start searching for information that you need.
Now although there is a lot of good information out there, you know in your gut you need to go deeper than that.
If you want to become an engineer do you study on Wikepedia or do you go and take out a loan to get a degree?
Now if your aim is to just acquire a little information so that you can talk shop with the other engineers in your business, then you really don’t need to get the degree.
But if your aim is to become an engineer you KNOW that you have to PAY for that knowledge.
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Using Paid Knowledge to move your forward

Any knowledge that you are going to need personally in order to get head in your business comes at a cost.
Free is good but NOT all the time.
If you’ve reach a point in your business where all the free information that is out there is not doing any good then you’ve reached the point where you need to invest in your business and in your education to move to the next level.
If you’re not willing to invest in your business and in yourself,
then what you’re effectively telling me is that you’re ready to quit your business.
Stop running after every FREE book, or FREE newsletter.
Pay for training,
Pay for a system and get moving to the next level.
Think of it as your R&D budget, without research and development many companies have come to a complete stand still because they had nothing new to produce;
no new ideas and no new research.
You don’t want to continue down that path.
“Free will get you started, but it won’t finish the deal.”

How does FREE keep you Stuck

So you know now that you can’t move forward unless you invest,
but you’re probably saying, “Hilary, why is FREE so bad for business”
I once heard a rich business owner say, “Time is money”
As a business owner you value your time right?
You don’t want to waste a minute of it right?
As a mother I always invest in products that will save me time.
For example there’s this type of bath soap – it cost me about three times more than regular bath soap!
But guess what it doesn’t cause scum build up.
So I don’t have to clean my bathrooms every two weeks, or every month.
My bathrooms can go three months without my having to get down on my knees and scrub!!
Your business is no different.
You want to invest in products and training that will SAVE YOU TIME!
Because your time needs to be spent doing value added activities.
Not searching the internet looking a for a free video on how to do X.

 I’m Hilary De Freitas
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Hilary De Freitas is a wife, mother, engineer and marketer. She is dedicated to helping mothers build a successful online business from their passions, so that they don't have to choose between career and family. Hilary has been involved in network marketing, affiliate marketing and digital marketing consulting for the past 10 years. Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

    3 replies to "Get unstuck from "FREE" in your business: Day 3"

    • Ruthanne

      Very true, Hilary. You do truly get what you pay for. Another thing I often remind myself of, is that WE PAY FOR EDUCATION. We spend money on books, subscriptions, coaching, college courses, etc. We pay for education. Would a free college degree really be worth it? We wouldn’t think twice about saying no. (“There’s all these college degrees you pay for, but over here this degree is free.”)

      • Hilary

        One thing that has been happening in our country is that even tertiary education is now free. So people are thinking they should be getting everything for free! Well even if you don’t pay with money, you still have to pay with time, or some other resource! As they say nothing worth having is Free

    • […] seen how if you only go after everything that’s FREE and you never decide to make an investment in yourself, you might as well pack up […]

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