Is it a Business Or a Job? by David Feinstein

DavidLFeinsteinxFor those working for someone else, it’s easy to fall into the misconception that once you have your own business, you can call the shots. No more long hours tied to a job.

In reality, a business can be just like a job… if you don’t have a business that works for you.


Whether you want a home-based business for supplemental income or you want to kiss your job good-bye (or kick it to the curb as the case may be)…

Would you like to be earning money as you sleep, and have both financial and time freedom?

I’d like to share a story with you. It’s from the The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki. I’ll just summarize the story here in case you’ve already found time to read it.

“Once upon a time there was this quaint little village. It was a great place to live except for one problem. The village had no water unless it rained,” the story begins.

To solve their problem the village contracted two people to deliver water. They contracted two instead of one to encourage competition.

Now here’s the difference between the business working for the person and the person working for the business.

The first of the two people, Ed, quickly invested in two galvanized steel buckets and would run from the lake to the village and back again delivering water.

He labored from sunup to sundown but was happy that he was making money with his own business. In fact, he was making all the money because the second person, Bill, disappeared for a while.

Had Bill gone off in search of better buckets to compete with?

No way. And here’s the difference between working for your business or having your business work for you.

Instead Bill had been busy creating a profitable business idea. He returned with a construction crew who built a large volume stainless steel pipeline, which connected the village to the lake.

At the grand opening celebration, Bill announced that his water was cleaner than Ed’s water – which it was. He also announced that he could supply the village with water 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ed couldn’t because after all he had to rest between all that hauling.

Then Bill announced that he would charge 75% less than Ed did for this higher quality and more reliable source of water. The village cheered and ran immediately for the faucet at the end of Bill’s pipeline.

Ed did try to compete – by purchasing more buckets and hiring his two sons. But how do you think this story ends? If you haven’t read The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki, go read it right now.

Are you ready to build a business that works for you, that is a pipeline to your wealth and financial freedom? If so, now is a good time for you to get started… the timing is right with all the elements right in place for you.


David L. Feinstein, noted business coach and home business entrepreneur, is the author of various articles that help to empower individuals. To get the real innovative marketing knowledge and training, so you can be at the cutting edge of using technology to build your internet network marketing business correctly, visit:

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