Regarding work and life most people fit into one of these four categories:
(1) No time, and no money.
If you are an employee, chances are this describes the way you feel. You can’t go shopping on a Tuesday afternoon or tell your boss to take a hike. How will you even be able to afford to send your kids to college, save for retirement or even think of having a life today with no time and no money?
(2) No time, lots of money.
Some “successful” self-employed, professionals and small business owners are in this category. They are slightly better off than the employee because they earn more, but they have to work even harder than employees to keep up with the diminishing profit margins, competition and servicing their customers. As a single mother, do you want to spend much less time with your kids?
(3) Lots of time, no money.
A lot of college dropouts, rock climbers and bums have lots of time but no money. Maybe living close to the ground is bliss, but without a stable source of income, how long can you last? If you’re a single mom, you know that your kids will need food, clothes, plus medical care for that broken arm or leg. Not a great place to be in my opinion if you are a responsible single mom.
(4) Lots of time, and lots of money.
It is the category that big business owners, landlords, investors are in. Imagine, not having to work for money, but having money to work for you by investing them and earning profits by using your money to make money. Also, you’re smart enough to hire the best people so you don’t even have to work. Just think about how many people you could help out in the no time, no money category 😉 A lot of people like it there.
Here are Two Questions for You
1. Which one of the four categories best describes your current situation?
2. Which one category would give you the most opportunity to be a great single mother?
If you answered with time and money you’re the kind of person that stands a chance of getting there. Because as Henry Ford put it “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Yes you can do anything you want if you are willing to learn new skills, and with the internet and all the information and services readily available there is every reason a determined single mom could be in the time and money category rather quickly.