The benefits of having a business or venture of your own, aren’t just financial and sometimes it’s easy to overlook that.
Yesterday, we took a call from a long-standing customers about one of our current products. In the course of the conversation he told us how something he’d bought from us back in the late 1990’s had proved to be literally ‘life-changing’ – his words not ours.
At the time, he’d been forced to give up his job to look after his terminally ill wife. He was in a difficult financial spot and bought a manual from us which was all about cleaning suspended ceilings. Spurred on by necessity, he went out and secured a number of commercial clients. Because of the nature of the work, he was able to work through the night when his wife was asleep, and then be around to look after her during the day.
The business enabled him to spend valuable time with his wife during the final year of her life – something for which he remains very grateful. As an aside, he made over £30,000 in that year which was a pretty decent sum back in the 1990’s.
Time moves on and the need for suspended ceiling cleaning isn’t what it was, but I think the story shows that taking control of your own financial destiny can be about much more than money. It can be life enhancing in far more important ways.
As always, we will continue to bring you ideas and opportunities that will enable you to take control of your own life and your own time. Taking them up sooner rather than later can give you the freedom and flexibility you may need and cherish one day.