Do You … Need for a Want?

This might sound familiar to many of my team members…

When you first start a home business venture it’s very easy to get carried away. You get excited and suddenly find yourself sleeping only four hours a night, eating fatty fast food, and avoiding moving from your desk chair for 18 hours a day. It is easy to fall into that trap! Sure, you might eventually get the monetary success you seek, but you may die trying. That’s just not worth it.

  • What Is a Need versus a Want?

When you start your business you need to be clear about what are needs versus what are wants. Needs are things that are required, and wants are things that aren’t necessary. For example, when it comes to business you need a basic website. It would be great to have a fancy $10,000 website, but in all probability you may only be able to afford a $500 website.

That’s okay – the less fancy website has been shown to work just as well as the more expensive one. And, let’s face it, you can always build the fancy one later if you really want it, once you are earning the type of money you plan to earn. But, don’t allow something like a website cause you to get stuck and not move forward with your business.

  • Good Health Is a Need

When you started your business you likely started with good health, but if you push yourself too far you may find yourself building wealth in exchange for losing your health. Wealth for Health … this just is not worth it. Instead, build your business slower, working smarter and steadily in structured hours each day moving toward your goal.

  • Being with Your Family Is a Need

family bike ride

Your children will grow up really fast, and your partner may or may not be around forever. Things happen. Strokes happen. Accidents happen. No matter how hard you push yourself in business, giving up your family time for business is not going to ultimately give you what you most need or want from life. Instead, timetable/structure important time to be with your family because it’s far more important.

  • Food and Water Is a Need

You already know that you have to eat of course, but did you realize you really do have a choice of what you need to eat? All you really need to eat is whole foods. You can actually live really well on beans, rice and veggies. No joke. You can even get by on drinking water and not milk. That means that your food need is relatively inexpensive. So, until you build your home business you can budget healthy food needs economically.

  • Basic Shelter Is a Need


Most people will already be established in a home. Yes, you need shelter but do you really need 3000 square feet? Think about how families lived in the 1950s. The average house was half the size it is today. Children rarely had their own rooms and most houses had only one bathroom. Where necessary you may need to scale down your shelter to the minimum as long as it’s warm and safe. That’s a need; a large home is a want you may one day be able to afford.

  • Customers Always Have Wants and Needs Too

A great way to please your customers is to be able to distinguish between their needs and wants too. If you can provide them with their needs you’ll be successful, because deep down all anyone really wants is what they truly need. Everything else is just icing on the cake. A good example of this would be the need for a home business builder to have access to a legitimate and effective marketing system such as that provided by Protection Through Gold (PTG) and Business Labs Pro. As one of my team members you will be familiar with both.

If you have signed up to my team but have yet to sort out your needs from your wants maybe you need to ask yourself …

What are my needs and wants?

How can I balance between my business & my lifestyle whilst still meeting my needs and filling a few of my wants?

Take a look at the Retirement & Home Business Academy … the answer lies within!

Best wishes





Trevor Tillotson

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