Are you taking advantage?
if your anything like me I love to save a few dollars but you’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re not taking advantage of the tax deductions allowed for services we are already paying.
What’s up bloggers and bloggetts, it’s your girl you know who with another you know what for your reading pleasure.
I’m sure your asking yourself what I mean when I asked
Are you taking advantage?
I wrote today’s post because it is very near and dear to me. Let me give you a little background history before we jump into today’s topic.
As a young child I was told to go to school and get a good education, go to college and get a good job and oh yeah stay there until your 65 and then retire. SOUNDS GOOD RIGHT…NOT but for most of us this is not our reality nor can we afford to live off our retirement after giving that company our blood, sweat and tears.
I discovered early on that I hated working for someone else. I didn’t like someone telling me when i could come and go but like many of us we stay because we need to pay the bills. We need to have a roof over our heads, a little food and some clothes on our backs.
I wasn’t really told to explore your passions and turn them into a viable business.
YOUR JOB AND THE 9-5 MENTALITY
For most people they feel that having a 9-5 means a guaranteed check and that one source of income is more than enough for everyday living and retirement. And to most they forget that they can be fired at anytime just because.
Now let me begin by saying that there is nothing wrong with working a 9-5. Some people are truly living out their passion and making the money they desire. They have more than enough money for the rent/mortgage, lights, phone and the list goes on but let me ask you a question?
Do you have the TIME FREEDOM you desire to live a true and fulfilled life? Many will say NO to this important question and that can be a problem.
Are you able to take that trip when you want?
Can you make your child’s event at school during the day?
A lot of the time we think we are living the life we desire because we have that dream job and making the money but we have NO TIME. This is one major key factor that get’s left out of the equation.
Now for a lot of people this is a scary word…WHY because the thought of doing it all on your own is SCARY AS HELL.
Entrepreneurship means no guarantees, entrepreneurship means it’s all on you. entrepreneurship means there is no one to take the fall but you.
The one difference between your 9-5 and entrepreneurship is that they only one who can fire you is YOU. However if you quit on you, you don’t live or eat so quitting is NEVER AN OPTION!
One of the things I discovered along my journey to entrepreneurship are the many hills and valleys you will encounter. There will be several days you will want to quit and give up however this is never an option if your goal is to live the life you desire with time freedom added into the equation.
As entrepreneurs we are now able to take advantage.
Let me ask you a few questions?
Do you pay rent/mortgage?
How about lights?
Do you pay for heat/gas for your home?
Do you have a cellphone?
Do you own a car?
Do you buy gas for your car?
Do you repair your car?
Do you ever travel?
Have you brought a new computer?
All these expenses and many more can now be a WRITE OFF.
Now, I could go on and on with this list however I think your starting to get the point. Every month we pay these expenses but as an employee we reap none of the benefits.however as a home based business owner you can now take advantage of the benefits. These everyday expenses have now became a tax deduction.
Now understand I’m not a tax consultant but I am a business owner who takes advantages of all the benefits. My question is WHY AREN’T YOU?
YOUR JOB + ENTREPRENEURSHIP = WIN WIN
You can have the best of both worlds by simply getting yourself a home based business while employed and take advantage of all that is afforded to you. I think this is the best way to fuel your passions. Have that 9-5 to pay your everyday expenses and build your business on the side. As your business grows then you can decide if you wish to stay or walk away and live the lifestyle you desire
Let no one tell you that you can’t have it all because it’s absolutely possible.
I now have the time to drop my son off at school every morning, go to school functions during the day, take vacations when I want and just enjoy family.
Me and the boy at a baseball game
Me and the boy in NY to see The Color Purple
Me and the boy at the scooper bowl today.
Well that’s all I have for today my friends. I hope you got some value from today’s post. Don’t forget to L/S/C and remember
It’s time to take advantage
Wishing you all Peace, Blessings and Prosperity Shawne