When I was in grade 4, my 2 buddies and I decided to do something for summer to make some money.
Our place is near this hugely popular lugawan restaurant in Pasay City where they have several push carts (Kariton) selling lugaw in streets.
My buddies and I thought it was fun to sell lugaw as a summer business.
So we approached the business owner and asked him if he’ll lend us one of his push carts and we’ll sell his lugaw for a commission.
But since we’re too young to be considered doing this kind of job, he politely said “No.”
Instead he proposed and said…”Marami kaming kalderon huhugasan. Yun na lang ang trabaho nyo.”
And since we’re already committed to make some money that summer, we agreed. Besides, working with your buddies will be a lot of fun.
That was my first job, I made some money, and I’m a one happy gradeschooler.
The reason I’m telling you this story is this…there’s an immense power in commitment.
Meaning, to make your dream business a reality, you have to take actions towards the realization of that dream.
Every action, big or small is an act of commitment.
If you invest time, sweat, and money into something it’s a step towards the accomplishment of your dream.
So let me ask you these questions…what’s your dream business?
What have you done in the last 3 days to start and succeed in that business?
Remember, your boss in not responsible for your financial freedom. You are.
It’s your business. It’s your life. It’s your freedom.
So be committed in starting your own business with one act of faith at a time.