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Monday, 13 February 2012

Valentine day Haram And To All Muslim

History of Valentine's Day Celebration

When we talk about the history of Valentine's Day celebration we will find that there are three matters related thereto.

"« The first view people associate it with a festival celebration of ancient Rome before the advent of Christianity, called Lupercalia. Lupercalia was the consecration ceremony which was held from 13th to 18th February. Two first day they worship the goddess of love, for those ancient Romans called Juno Februata. On these young people choose the names of Roman girls to be their choice and put in a box. Each youth will then take the name from the box at random. Names girls shown in the paper will be a couple who will become objects of entertainment sex for a year.

On February 15, they asked for protection from harassment wolf deity Lupercalia. On this day they would sacrifice a dog and a goat. Then they will select two young Romans considered the most powerful to apply the blood to body and wash their hand with milk. Will be held after the grand parade is led by two young men and the two will hit the people who are on their way to skin the beast and the women would rush to receive the shot because they think it will increase their fertility.

"« The second relate to the death of the pastor of St.. Valentine of Rome during the reign of King named Claudius II. There are two versions of the story related to the St. This Valentine.

The first version. In the reign of Claudius II, the Romans, who worshiped the gods are hostile to Christianity and Christian missionaries were jailed and tortured. St. Valentine as a hardcore active professed Christianity and spread the teachings are also imprisoned by Claudius, c II. Rumored St. Valentine even in prison, he still taught and spread the religion among prisoners in jail in addition to the prison to help prisoners escape from jail. This event has been known to Claudius, c II, and he ordered the St. Valentine tortured and finally executed on February 14.

Sacrifices made by St. Valentine is considered by Christians as a great sacrifice for his love of religion. Even St. Valentine is equated with Jesus who is considered by Christians to death for the sins of the redeemed his people. It is said also that while in prison, he had fallen in love with the child of one prison officer and the end of its life before being murdered, he could write a love letter to the girl who signed From your Valentine (From Valentinemu). Then the Christians took it in conjunction with the February 14th to celebrate love for their pastor's death commemorate St. Valentine.

Second version. Claudius II thought that the young soldiers who are married are more strong and powerful while he was in the battle against those who were married. Thus Claudius, c II to prevent young men from marrying. However St.Valentine opposed to hard and he had the ceremony for the young men of Rome confidential. Activities St. Valentine eventually be discovered by Claudius, c II and he directed St. Valentine was arrested and hanged on 14 February 269 AD

A third opinion states this Valentine's Day celebration in conjunction with the nature of the bird breeding bird falls on the 14th February. This is the opinion of the English tradition.

Here we can see clearly that the origin of Valentine's Day celebration, there was no relationship of any relevance to the culture and the religion of Islam and Malay customs.

VALENTINE DAY RECEIVE LEGAL

As already set forth in the al-Quran and al-Sunnah and agreed upon by the early generations of Muslims for the Muslim day of greatness which we welcome it was prescribed for Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha. This as the word of God S.W.T.:

For every nation, have We made a particular Shari'a to follow and execute them, the experts do the other Shari'a syariatmu disputes in affairs, and summon (O Muhammad) mankind to the religion of your Lord, you are actually kerana above a straight path. al-Hajj: 67

Anas bin Malik said: The Prophet once came to Medina, while the population has two feast days. On both of them to play (fun) in the period of ignorance. Then the king said: Verily Allah has replaced both of them for you all with two better days, namely the feast of Aidiladha and Aidilfitri. - Hadith al-Nasaai, no: 959.

By Muslims ought to be only qualify themselves with the days of celebration to welcome the diiktiraf by Allah and His Messenger specifically for Muslims. After the end salafussoleh namely 3 times the best period for Muslims, the various day celebration has been added to the Islamic calendar as Mawlid al-Rasul, Israk Mikraj, Maal Hijrah, Nuzul al-Quran and others again. However, what is mendukacitakan Muslims in the early days has now celebrating feast days that are not directly related to Muslims instead It was derived from cultural and religious groups who reject the commandment of Allah like a welcome New Year's Day Valentine's Day and Halloween are we discussed this. There is a ban rather than the king s.a.w. to imitate the culture of pagan groups bercanggah with syarak and for those who imitate the culture of the heathen feared they would fall into this class.

His saying: Whoever resembles a people is he one of those them. - Hadith narrated by Imam Abu Dawud, Hadith no: 3512.

Welcome addition this Valentine's Day is a ceremony that since the hooks with the Ancient Romans and religion as well as Kristian has been described before. It is precisely for those who welcome the day he dreaded to fall into two classes such as have been spoken by the Prophet on top. If someone is mean to look back to celebrate the death of St. Valentine then no doubt such actions may lead to bahawa culprit expelled from Islam.

If he did not intend such a Valentine's Day and welcome to rejoice-ria than he actually has done a great kemungkaran kerana speech acts resemble the group that day who rebel against Allah SWT.

Additionally share this Valentine's Day greeting followed by actions that are contrary to syarak like free association between men and women, with berpeleseran to dispose of the places that do not necessarily suspicious and even hala membazir money by giving expensive gifts. On Valentine's Day welcomed the law, Shaykh al-Uthaymeen ¡¥ rh says: ¡§ So when in celebrating Valentine's Day is meant to commemorate the re-St. Valentine, then no doubt the man has been disbelieved bahawa. And if it does not mean it but just went along to others, then that person has done a great sin.

Promiscuity can not be denied when this Valentine's Day greeting to open the door of adultery while Allah swt ordered us to cover all the space that may lead to adultery. His words:

And do not approach fornication, adultery is actually a indecency and an evil way (that carries kerosakan). al-Israa 32

We have to remember bahawa groups hostile to Islam, will sentiasa tried planting the seeds of apostasy in Islam so that their souls away from the straight path of Allah SWT diredhai again. His words:

Jews and Christians are not ever going to agree or like unto you (O Muhammad) that you think their religion (which has terpesong it). Say (unto them): "Verily, guidance of Allah (Islam's true guidance)". Al-Baqarah (2): 120

By that they mempopularkan this Valentine's Day greeting in Islamic countries and reveal his address as a matter that is so romantic and wonderful for couples who want to prove their love feelings. This is exactly the attitude that Satan tried to adapt sentiasa immoral deeds that seem like a good case to be practiced by humans without feeling guilty. His Word

He said: "O my Lord! Kerana Thou hast made me astray, (then) for behold I will memperelokkan any kind of immoral to Adam and zuriatnya in this world, and I will put them all except among zuriat-zuriat Adam's servant servant is cleared of any shirk ". ¡V al-Hijr (15): 39-40

The argument-argument rests on top of it has formulated the ulamak bahawa Valentine's Day greeting is forbidden for all Muslims, and let the authorities take reasonable measures to prevent cultural groups who disbelieve in God than practiced by Muslims in Malaysia. The mass media should exalt prevented from this Valentine's Day greeting to the Muslims. As the turn of the mass media should be used to deploy the fatwas that forbid the ulamak Valentine's Day greeting.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, we can conclude that the attitude of the younger generation of Muslims in Malaysia are Malays are celebrating Valentine's Day aims to mimic the hedonistic culture imported from the west. According to them the western culture is such a pattern reflects the latest and most suitable to live in modern times.

They are backward in imitating the western way of life is considered rigid and outdated. Thus we see the younger generation of Muslims lining up to adopt western lifestyles such as mentatu their body, a display of various fashion hair, dressed in a provocative fashion, independent practice association, visiting discotheques that served liquor and others.

For those with a lifestyle in such a way, they have managed to replicate a race that is considered highly developed. Yea, O youth of Islam, even as good as you imitate the western lifestyle, they will see you as people in Asia who came from the 3rd world is inferior compared to them. They will not see you all as equal, though you may want to emulate sunguh hard way of life.

Therefore, Muslims should feel proud of the religious beliefs and teachings of the symbols associated with it. Let us not be people who do not stand thus easily influenced by foreign cultures who try to be cultivated in the heart of our society in order to mislead us. Let us not too dikelabui with a worldly life berkiblatkan west as this Valentine's Day celebration. God's Word S.W.T.:

"O nation of this world's life is fun (for temporary) and the Hereafter that is the enduring." Surah al-Ghaafir: 39

Way To Stay Motivated By Using 5 Steps


Five Easy Steps to Staying Motivated

Motivating yourself to excel at your job or to be an example to your employees, should not be something you do only when the spirit moves you.  It’s an ongoing process that should include every facet of your business life. This means your mental attitude, physical well-being and appearance, work atmosphere, your interaction with others (clients and employees alike), and your off-the-job environment.

Motivational experts get paid big bucks to tell professionals, striving for success, that they must constantly examine these factors.  How do you do that?  Follow the 5 tips that follow, and watch the changes.

1.      Maintain a Positive Attitude – Let’s realize that life is only 10% of what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.  We’re responsible for our own actions and attitudes, and changing them when appropriate.  When you’re around people/things that are uplifting and positive, you feel that way.  You have more confidence in yourself, and know you can change whatever needs changing. If you can make your workplace such a place you’ll find happier workers and higher production. You might even find your employees look forward to coming to work!

2.      Leave Personal Troubles Home -  Everyone has problems, but they don’t belong at work. Turn your attention and energy entirely to your on-the-job tasks.  This will actually be good for you because you’ll get a mental break from your troubles.
3.      Create Positive Affirmations -  The reason for writing goals for your business is the same as creating positive affirmations on paper.  What your eyes see and ears hear, your mind will believe.  Try it!  After you’ve written them down, read them aloud to yourself – and do it every morning when you get into work.  You’ll be amazed at what happens.  Come up with a set of new ones every month.  Statements such as, “I’m an important and valuable person,” or “I know I’ll make good use of my time today.”  Repeating them out loud everyday at a set time will help reinforce positive actions.

4.      Make Sure Break Times Are Really Break Times -             This is an area where most bosses/entrepreneurs fall down.  You become so intense about the project or situation you’re working on that you don’t ease up.  Thinking that it’ll be solved in the next few seconds, and then you’ll get a cup of coffee can lead you right up to quitting time.  Regularly adhering to a specified break schedule, even if you’re the boss, releases the tension.  If you work on a computer this is even a greater problem because before you realize it – you’ve been working in that same position for hours.  The best answer to this is to set yourself a reminder on your appointment calendar for every 2 hours, and let the computer reminder chime send you the alert to move around.

5.      Exercise, Exercise, Exercise -      I know that lately it seems that “exercise” is the cure-all to every physical ailment or your love life, but despite that there is some truth to that ugly word.  By “exercise” I don’t mean that you should go out and join a gym and spend your lunch-time, 3-days-a-week there working out.  What is really beneficial and workable is that at those chiming alerts from your computer, get up and walk around your desk or room.  Maybe go outside and get the mail and enjoy the sunlight (if you’re an entrepreneur that has a home office), or just get up and do a few stretches.  Concentrated, tense thinking – typing - plotting plans - or whatever your work, makes all those muscles tighten up and knot up.  Then when we move we “ooh” and “ouch” because we’ve knotted up into a ball of tension. Periodic stretching, even at our desk, or just getting up and walking over to the window and getting a different view can help.  One of the greatest disservice modern business d├ęcor has done to us, is making our offices pristine, sleek, unencumbered spaces.  There is nothing more relaxing than getting up from your desk and walking over to a peaceful, serene, seascape or pastoral painting and just drinking it in visually.  Momentarily transporting your mind out of work and into that place does wonders.  A few good paintings and less shiny chrome in offices would benefit us all.


It only takes a little concentrated effort on our part to keep motivated and productive, which leads to success.  I know you’re going to hate hearing this, but it’s true anyway – and that is, “WHEN LIFE GIVES YOUR LEMONS – MAKE LEMONADE!”

Make iT Effective Ad By Think Small




DO WRITE OUT ALL DETAILS in your ad offer.  Read it, edit it,
and re-write it for a shorter, money saving effective ad.
"Think small".

DO FOLLOW ALL THE RULES when writing your classified ad.  Use
these ideas.

    Attention     Interest        Desire       Action

DO USE A NAME with each classified ad including your envelopes.

DO NOT CHARGE for sales letters or circulars.

DO BE HONEST with all your classified ad claims.

DO IDENTIFY your product.

DO WRITE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD simple, clear and direct.

DO USE WORDS EVERYONE KNOWS and everyone will understand what
your are saying.

DO USE A WORD that will benefit a reader.

DO NOT OVERPRICE your product.

DO ADVERTISE FREQUENTLY. Constant exposure creates a familiar
offer with better response.

DO OFFER A MONEY BACK GUARANTEE in your classified ad,
salesletter or circular if possible.  An excellent sales
technique!

DO TEST YOUR AD in 2 or 3 smaller, low cost publications.
Record results.  Code each ad.

DO READ PUBLICATIONS that relate to your product.  Write for ad
rates, paid circulation, discounts and closing dates.  Keep
records.

DO HAVE ALL YOUR LITERATURE AND PRODUCTS ready for mailing when
your ad appears in the publication of your choice.  Do not delay
in responding.

DO USE THE COPYCAT METHOD.  Do what other successful advertisers
are doing.  Only with a slight twist, idea or offer.

DO RUN SEVERAL ADS  worded differently.  Keep records of results.

DON'T OVER ADVERTISE.  It can be expensive.  If you want to, do
it gradually.

DON'T PRETEND YOU KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS.  Because you don't.
Take time to find out what you  need to know.

DON'T TRUST YOUR MEMORY.  A thought will leave you as quickly as
it came.  Always write down a good idea.  NOW!

DON'T PLACE YOUR AD in the wrong classification.

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY on ad words to amuse or entertain, but
use words to persuade, inform and sell your product.

DO USE A SHORT BUSINESS NAME.  Make it easy to pronounce and
remember.

DON'T FORGET THE M.E.D.I.C.S.  Motivation.  Enthusiasm.  Desire.
Image.  Creativity.  Success!

DON'T GIVE UP. If your ad doesn't pull after a fair exposure,
try re-writing it.  One or two different words may do the trick.

DON'T SPEND THE PROFITS. Re-invest the money in more continuous
advertising.

DON'T FORGET, an ad that offers "FREE DETAILS" means writing a
sales letter or circular.


AVOID HIGH TYPESETTING COSTS AND MISTAKES

Getting your price lists, brochures, catalogs or newsletters
typeset does not necessarily have to be a costly procedure.
Keep in mind that the main cost in typesetting is the time
involved in setting type.  By minimizing the time needed to
create a typeset piece you can effectively keep your cost down.
The following suggestions can help reduce your typesetting
expense.

Know what you want the FIRST time around.  Have a picture in
your mind.  Trial and error can be costly.  Don't have a
typesetter set it one way, then decide a different format would
look better.

Reduce and eliminate author's corrections by thorough proofing
and re-proofing.

Avoid minimum charges by combining small jobs and having them
set at the same time.

Try to use one family of type to save time and money by avoiding
font changes.  The consistent look is better.

Give explicit instructions on marking up copy:  type styles,
column widths/margins.

With a large job, such as a brochure or annual report, request a
style setting proof sheet to get approvals before the entire job
is done.

Avoid super rush jobs, especially if you don't really need them.

Avoid lengthy corrections on the phone.  You might end up paying
for corrections later that could have been avoided if you had
done your editing on proof sheets.

Get the layout finished and approved before having type set...
the same goes for copy, of course.

Avoid the use of "run-arounds" (reducing the width of the copy
to make room for a photo in the column, for example).  If you do
use them, use simple shapes, boxes, squares.

Avoid the use of curved or angular type. Type reading left to
right on a page (for example, this report) is faster and less
expensive to set than copy that is set in a curve or running
sideways on the page.

The use of unjustified text and captions is less expensive than
justified because it sets quicker, costing less time.

Don't depend on the typesetter to read your mind.  Be specific.

Work At Home You Gain MOney


Work At Home To Gain Profit



How many times have you heard that phrase, pitch, advertisement, or
whatever?  Lots, I'm sure. It is used so much because marketers know that
staying home and making money is the fondest dream of millions of people.

And why not?  Did you know that the majority of fatal heart attacks happen
at 9 a.m. Monday morning?  It's true.  It seems a lot of people would
rather die than get back to the old grind after a weekend of freedom.

So when someone offers an opportunity or plan for you to take your job and
shove it, yet still make enough money to live and pay all your bills, it
sounds blissfully irresistible.

Of course, bliss and reality are always two different things.   Is it
really possible to run a business from your own home that is more than a
hobby or source of part-time income?  Can you get rich working out of your
own home?  Can you really trade your cubical and necktie for blue jeans and
the comfort of your own den?

Well, for your information, home-based businesses are one of the fastest
growing kinds of enterprises in America today.  As this is being written,
some 40 million Americans are doing at least some form of work out of their
homes, and the numbers are rising rapidly.  According to the U.S.
Department of Labor, as many as 70 million people will be working out of
their homes by the year 2005.  Government studies have indicated that as
much as 75% of all work done in this country could eventually be moved
home.

The overwhelming majority of home workers, however, are not exactly getting
rich.  The average work-at-home American earns less than $15,000 per year.
That may not be bad as a supplement to a spouse's full-time income, but
let's face it, fifteen grand in and of itself is not much better than poverty.

As master marketer and author Dr. Jeffrey Lant said:  "Frankly, I never saw
any benefit to staying home and being poor."

Lant, without so much as a business card, became a work-at-home
millionaire, and is a perfect example of what truly can be achieved if you
are serious about chucking your day job, staying home, and not settling for
peanuts in exchange for your freedom.  You can have it all -- you can stay
home and make as much -- and more -- money than your current job provides
you.

In this report, we are going to outline and discuss five key rules on how
to work at home and make big bucks, no matter where you live.  After these
five rules, we'll talk about the most important aspect of any business,
whether it be home-based or a giant factory -- cash flow.  Starting your
own business out of your home is all about attitude and inspiration, but
all the attitude in the world won't help you without money!


1. It Takes Commitment

Is it any secret in America that most people detest their jobs?  Study
after study proves that most people simply dread going to work Monday
morning, and they live for the freedom of the weekend.  But even that
freedom is not pure because we know that it is only temporary.  It's hard
to enjoy a Sunday evening when the Monday morning alarm clock is just a few
hours away.

It makes sense that people hate their jobs.  Everyday, there is a lot of
butt kissing that needs to be done.  There are endless meetings which
usually accomplish nothing.  There are pointless interruptions, a lot of
drifting this way and that, and lot of idiot supervisors who do nothing but
waste your time and then dog you for not accomplishing your share of work.
There are co-workers you hate, and who would stab you in the back in a
minute if it meant a raise for them instead of you.

When you work for someone else, you live a regimented life.  Your body may
not want to get up at 7 a.m., but you have to be at work by 8 a.m. so you
lurch out of bed with a head full of sleep.

People who choose to work at home are doing more than just escaping the
yoke of their master; they have made a deep, firm, life-altering decision
which says that health, happiness and prosperity depend vitally on the
freedom to work for ourselves, and in doing so in the comfort of the home.

We want to really emphasize that fact that to be successful in a
work-at-home situation, you have to be nothing less than a fanatic; a
zealot, who is utterly committed to making work-at-home not only a
successful venture, but a profound commitment for life.  You must be
convinced that a return to an outside office job would be the equivalent of
a spiritual death sentence.

Many people hate their office jobs, but they have made an inner compromise
with themselves.  They have convinced themselves that their job is "not so
bad," pays the bills, and that they can stick out because they have to.

If you want to be truly successful at quitting your day job, there cannot
be any room for such compromises in your soul.  You have to take the
attitude that to work any longer at your hateful job is akin to fouling
your inner being with a spiritual cancer the will sicken and kill you.

2. Eliminating the Home-Office Mentality

To move our work home, however, does not mean we eliminate every single
thing about the traditional American office.  Rather, we should select what
is useful and what is not.

It's a mistake to quit your job and go home with a "home-office" mentality.
By this we mean thinking small, and believing that you will automatically
sacrifice a decent income in exchange for your freedom.  Please!  Do not
think small!

To quote Jeffrey Lant again:  "Too many home-based practitioners fail to
understand the benefits that accrue because of the professional style they
have selected.  They focus on the "home" part of the business rather than
the "business" portion, and as a result are doomed to small incomes."
Working at home provides many benefits.  We can save a lot of time because
we don't need to commute and we have more control over our schedule.  We
can save a lot of costs because we don't have the overhead requirements of
larger businesses.  We can cut our stress -- and so have more energy --
because we avoid many of the characteristic problems of life in the late
20th-Century office.  We must work these advantages to our profit.

3.  Your International Headquarters

The German philosopher Immanuel Kant said that if you sit at home alone at
your empty kitchen table, eventually, the "whole world will come to you."

Well, today you don't need the great mind of a philosopher to make the
entire world come into your living room.  What you need is a phone jack.

We live in a unique time in history.  Satellites, fiber optics, the
integrated circuit and other communications miracles means that you can be
just about anywhere in the developed world and establish communication with
anyone.

The telephone, the fax machine, the computer, the modem -- all of these are
not only affordable by any middle-class citizen; they are the key to
eliminating your need to drive a hectic freeway everyday to get to a place
of business outside your home.

With these devices at our disposal, we should allow ourselves to "think
globally."  Too often, home-based businesses focus on the narrowest market,
the neighborhood, the county, the city or state.  This is fine if you are
providing a local service and are content with a certain moderate level of
income.  But if you want the big bucks, you should not think small.  Also,
you should not believe that, just because you are home-based, you cannot
compete with the big guys.

The purpose of any business is to seek assess and seek out every possible
market for its products and services, to ascertain whether these markets
have the ability to buy these products/services, to determine whether there
is sufficient profit in these markets to warrant approaching them, and,
once positive assessment has been made, to launch a sustained marketing
campaign that gets a significant percentage of this market to purchase the
product or service in question.

Your home telecommunications machines will not only enable you to do this,
but they can also help you overwhelm larger, more cumbersome traditional
businesses that are your competition.

As a home-based entrepreneur, you will not have all of the disadvantages of
your more traditional competitors:  no office rent, equipment or expense;
no employees to pay salaries and fringe benefits for; no time wasted on
meetings, employee problems, paid sick leave, etc.

All the money your competitors spend on heating the office and buying
furniture could better be spent on the actual marketing itself.

As a home-based business, you will be already positioned where the
traditional business is currently struggling to move: toward the lowest
possible overhead and the greatest possible concentration of dollars on
products/service development and product/service marketing.

So, a home-based business takes full advantage of three major goals of
modern business success:

(1) Vastly reduced overhead
(2) Easy access to a global market
(3) Full advantage of telecommunications.

To not have the basic telecommunications toys -- computer, modem, fax, and
telephones is impossibly stupid.  Still, even in this day and age, many of
people strongly resist the one element that is undoubtedly the heart and
brain of any successful home business -- the computer.  The computer is so
important in fact, we have made it a category all itself.

And remember, learning to use a modern computer is easier than learning to
drive a car, so you have no excuse not to plunge forward.

4. The Computer

You should pay close attention to what computers can do for you in your
plans to escape your job and make your work-at-home dreams come true.

People who want to run a home business usually have a very small staff -- in
fact, a staff of one -- yourself!  The rest of your needs are handled by
independent contractors, depending on the kind of business you are in and
the services you need.

To run a serious, truly global home business, a computer is as necessary as
oxygen is to life on earth.  Those who try to fool themselves into thinking
they will ever make a serious go of their home-based business without a
computer are sadly mistaken.

Computers give you two primary advantages:

(1) They enable you to store large amounts of data and to sort by data
field so that you can easily get the information you need.

(2) They enable you to develop a pattern document for every situation
you'll ever be in in your business.  To run a home-based business
successfully, you must anticipate just what situation will emerge and
prepare accordingly.

A business is based on a characteristic series of situations and a
characteristic set of things that happen -- or that do not happen.  You
must be prepared with the proper document for each situation.  Once you
have established all the protocols, and have experienced all the situations
associated with your kind of business, the time will come when running your
business is, in large part, a repetition of certain key tasks.  Computers
are all about handling repetition swiftly and efficiently.

But the computer is much more.  Today, by connecting a computer to the
phone line with a modem, your machine becomes more than a data storage
system and repetitive task handler. It becomes a multi-task, multi-level
communications processing center that connects you to the globe.

Such things as e-mail, on-line services, the Internet, the Web and more
can't help but revolutionize the way business is done.  If you do not
become a part of it today, you certainly are going to suffer for it greatly
in the near future.

If there is an effective way to market products on the Internet or any
other on-line venue, no one has truly discovered it yet.  The only people
making money on Internet marketing are the people who are selling the
concept of doing it.  If you have a product or a service and expect to
reach millions of buyers through computer screens, you are sadly mistaken.

The Internet is definitely where a lot of innovative things are happening.
It's a great place to exchange ideas, find out what hot, what's not, and
stay on the cutting edge whatever your particular business is.

5.  Your Business Hours

If you've been paying attention to the first four points, you're well on
your way to becoming a successful home-based business owner.  Now we don't
want you to blow it by thinking you can keep banker's hours.

The global market is a 24-hour per day market, and a 365-day per year
market.  Let the others sleep late on Saturdays and take Sundays off.
Those times could be your day to move and corner loads of customers that
the others miss.

You should get up earlier and quit work later.  You should be open for
business on holidays and be available 24-hours a day either personally or
through your answering service.

"But wait a minute!" you might be thinking at this point!  "I thought that
working at home was all about freedom and an end to drudgery.  This sounds
like nothing but  endless work!"

Well, here's the thing.  For most of you who quit your regular jobs to go
to work for yourself, you'll discover something magical.  You'll discover
that when you are working for yourself, when you are building your own
business, a lot of what you does not seem like work at all.

The great writer Jane Roberts said, "Inspiration is its own motivator."

Running your own business is all about being inspired 24-hours-a-day.  When
you stop selling your body and soul to some company or corporation and
start giving your energy to yourself, work has a way of turning into
inspiration and play.


The perfect work for you is that which you don't think of as work, yet
doing it makes money and provides you with the bread and shelter of life.
You'll see what it's like if you make a true commitment to being self
employed, put all your energy into it, and stick with it for the long run.