When can I quit the day job?

Did you start your business so that you could leave the 9-5 (or 8-6, or worse)? Maybe you didn’t think like that at the start, but now you can see it on the horizon.

It feels good, doesn’t it? Everything’s growing, new people coming on board, you’ve just had a promotion, won a fabulous trip and are having a taste of success. Yippee, the life of your dreams beckons.

And I don’t want to take those glorious feelings away from you, celebrate it all, you deserve to.

But people in Network Marketing (and other side hustles and businesses) often ask when they can/should leave their job and work their business full-time.

Well, it really does depend on your circumstances (if you’re married to Jeff Bezos, anytime you like would be a sensible answer). If you can pay all your bills, and get by without your wages or salary, fine. Go when you feel ready. But if you have commitments, or debts, and you need that income, then wait.

I was told a long time ago b y someone who knew his stuff, that you should work out exactly how much you need from your business each month, to cover all your expenses, and then wait until you have been earning at least that for six months.

Six months! Yes, and for two good reasons:

  • You probably have bills to pay, maybe family, maybe debts and commitments, that makes sense, doesn’t it?
  • but also, if your business is your only income, and you have a couple of bad months, you’ll probably start to worry, feel a little bit desperate. Desperation shows, and is not attractive. Your business could suffer.

Wait till you have a financial cushion and feel confident. Then walk away and have a fabulous life!

http://www.4livinggroup.co.uk

4Living Group

A simple skincare routine for everyone

Whatever your skin type, age, lifestyle, genetics, whether you love make-up or never wear anything more than a quick smear of lipstick on the occasional night out, a basic skincare routine is essential.

And, despite all the vast range of products, this is what we all need to do:

  1. Cleansing — Washing your face. 
  2. Toning — Balancing the skin.
  3. Moisturizing — Hydrating and softening the skin.

And, with any skincare routine, products are used in in order of consistency — from thinnest to thickest. For example, cleanser, toner (if you use it), serum, and then moisturizer.

Cleansing

Our skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants, dirt and other factors each day that should be gently removed. Wash morning and night, to avoid clogged pores, dullness and acne. The right cleanser for your skin won’t strip essential, healthy oils.

Toner

The original was an alcohol-based product that was used to dry up oily skin and remove any leftover dirt following cleansing but toners have evolved. Think of them as supplements — these thin liquids deliver an extra shot of nutrients, helping the other products in your regimen absorb better, while still balancing your complexion. Toners should be used after cleansing and before putting on anything else.

Moisturiser

The most basic function of a moisturizer is to hydrate and soften the skin. It’s probably the skincare product that most people use, and will definitely vary according to skin type and time of day.

There are lots of other products – scrubs, serums, oils, eye creams, sunscreens – and they all have their place, but the three basic steps are key.

Apply with cotton wool or washed hands. The products should glide on, if you feel that you are tugging at the skin at all, just stop.

For more information on choosing the right range for your skin, take a look here:

https://www.4livingnow.com/2019/08/02/aloe-vera-so-special-on-your-skin-whatever-your-skin-type/

You can get all these items online from:

http://www.aloeisbest.co.uk

4Living Group

Claire started her business in January 2014 whilst on maternity leave from a career in education…

This is her story:

I had been searching for a way for me to be a full-time mum but not have to compromise on lifestyle. I suppose when I look back, I also knew I craved success, financial independence and that I wanted to set a great example for my children. 

Very quickly I had developed an income that gave me the confidence in myself and belief in the company that I could develop a serious career with Forever and I made the decision not to return to work at the end of my maternity leave in June 2014. In fact, six months in and I was earning more than my full-time monthly wage, working part time around my daughter. 

This wasn’t without a very sceptical start. Network marketing was new to me and seeing for myself that I could, in fact, develop a serious career, as well as feeling fulfilled as a mum, made me feel both excited and sceptical. I could see others developing successful businesses so I developed the attitude that if they can, maybe with some work on myself then I could too!

I now continue to develop my business as a full-time mum to our three young daughters; Bella, 5, Sadie, 3 and Minnie 1. We have enjoyed not only a dramatic change in lifestyle that the income from my business has given us but also the time it has given us as a family. 

I feel free, that’s the best way to describe it. I won’t miss a thing with my children because I’m in charge of my diary. I’m not aware of another opportunity that would enable us the same work life balance, lifestyle and financial security we have currently. 

You can have the time with your children whilst they’re young without having to sacrifice income, career satisfaction and personal development.  My passion is to help others to see the potential in the marketing plan and help them to learn the skills necessary to make the changes they’re looking to make to their lives.

I absolutely love learning and growing, the personal development this business has given me is amazing. I also feel so excited and extremely proud to be working under the umbrella of this incredible company.

4Living Group

http://www.4livinggroup.co.uk