Can I survive with a passion or mission-based business?

how to make money in a mission-based business

James wonders if he can take his mission-based business idea and make it work. My response is that any business you consider should be a passion-based/mission-based business!! The only way you can maintain a business is if it blends your passion(mission), talent and money. I give several examples of how even ideas based on serving others well can survive and thrive.

Episode #668 June 14, 2019 –

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What are your thoughts on my mission-based/passion-based business ideas?

Three legs of the stool of business success.

I describe my business as “not only for profit.”

Take your seed of an idea and let’s look at ways we can unpack that so it can make you money.

You have to create a clear plan. You can’t just have a heart for ministry and hope that God is going to dump money into your pocket.

Check out Kent Julian’s Paid To Speak Conference here.

Other examples:

• My son Jared Angaza Keza necklaces

• The Refuge Center here in Franklin, TN

Should I wait until I am out of debt before investing in starting a business? 

Probably not. There are a lot of business you can start with no start-up money at all.

100 Side Hustles – by Chris Guillebeau

If you can double your income by starting your own business, why wouldn’t you do that to knock down your debt faster?

Should I get liability insurance if I write a book about a well-known name?

It can be tough to wade into this territory.

Copyright addresses specific words. Rule of thumb: if you share something that’s less than 250 words, you just give attribution. If over 250 words, you need to get permission from the original publisher.

Copyright does not protect ideas, procedures, processes, systems, methods of operation, concepts, principles or discovery. It protects the words.

There is professional liability insurance for writing and publishing.

Which personality types match best in marital relationships?

My daughter Ashley Logsdon is our DISC expert here at 48 Days.

Here is a link to one of her podcasts on the Mama Says Namaste Podcast: Opposites Attract – and How To Live With them

There is no “perfect match.” Likewsie, there is no match that absolutely will not work. Are there combinations that are going to be challenging? Yes.

Joanne and I have the potential spouses for our children take the personality test so we could help them look at the potential challenges based upon each of their personality traits.

You can get your DISC Profile here.

Find out more about how Joanne and I make it work with our different personality traits in Living, Loving and Working.

How can I negotiate a higher salary than what was offered?

The timing of asking for more is critical. Don’t get into this negotiation too early. But if you’ve already agreed to work for a year, then it’s too late.

The sweet spot is at the point when they know you are the person they would most prefer in that position and you know that’s where you want to work. When the offer comes in, you can then begin to negotiate.

Find out more in Chapter 10 of 48 Days To the Work You Love.


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