Any given day, millions of people look to get out of the rat race, and try to make money from home. We all crave to have a life. We don’t want to collapse trying to make money.Everyone starts with immense enthusiasm like a child running after ice cream. Within three months most are walking. Within six months majority closed shop.If your business does not money, here’s the reassuring news.Failure in running a home based business or an online business is common. Recovery from failure to success is also common, and for those owners persistent enough to bounce back, nothing can make them go back to their old lifestyles ever.So what went wrong? And how to pick up the baton and touch the finish line? How to be finally successful in our journey to make money?1. Incorrect mindsetMost of us come from a career background. We have the worker mindset. Our focus is to get our job done and collect the paycheck. We are afraid when other people come do our job. They might later take away our job.As a business owner, whether it’s a home based business or an online business, we have to plan, find product to sell, make that product, sell that product, make the customer happy so they want to come back again and again for more, communicate with people interested to buy but have not yet decided to buy. There’s so much to do when we choose to make money on our own.We need a change to a home based business and online business owner mindset. But what is this mindset like?Recognize that time is of utmost importance when we set out to make money. Whatever that we can get other people to do we should. If free that’s great. If there is a cost then as long as its affordable, and the works get done better and faster than we can achieve ourselves, go for it. Deciding factor is can we make money? Do not allow self-pride to hinder our goal to make money.Just like the aeroplane taking off from the runway, the home based online business must be up and running soonest, at all costs.2. Help for your home based or online businessAs a home business or online business owner we are our own teacher and mentor. Sometimes that may not be enough. It’s good to have a friend who is also running a home based business or online business like yourself. So very often the kind of difficulties that need to be overcome are common and there is no need to re-invent a solution when asking and sharing is all it takes. This can alleviate a whole lot of stress.3. Run out of gasWe have to keep the initial enthusiasm and fire burning. Never allow the wish to make money to wane. Key to making sure this never happens is to get your home based online business to earn money as fast as possible, doesn’t matter that it is small income at the beginning. It is a well-known fact that franchise businesses exhibit a significantly higher success rate and earlier take off rate than completely new concept businesses.4. Patience and determinationIt definitely helps to have a symbol of your goal right in front of you. Why are you working your guts out for? This can be a model of a house that you want to own, a Porsche car that you have been dreaming so long to have, a happy family that can afford they things they want, and so on. Some look at their children and immediately feel the necessity and the must do even I die trying kind of force. You’ve got to be able to survive the bounce.5. Don’t fall for short cutsIt’s an illusion. Short cuts, especially when they come free of charge, don’t work. There are many people who made millions in a month. People can push buttons and make tons of money, but it takes time, knowledge and a whole lot of experience to do it. The best that you can do, and this is proven to work, is you should aim to cut short your learning curve, and better still, earn while you learn.6 Fail because your home based business or online business never got startedIf you want to learn how to swim, you’ve got to get in the pool!Reading and planning and for that matter watching a ton of videos will in fact certainly help you… but please don’t stop there. If you want to make money the take definite action to get your home based business or online business off the ground.Have you noticed?The hardest of these obstacles can actually be avoided. The best and most effective, nearly 100 percent success rate, business method that works is to clone some body else’s home based business or online business that works and proven to make money..This applies to home based business, internet business, online business, and any other type of business. Clone McDonald if you want, or Burger King, or Long John Silver, or Apple or whatever business that is proven to make money.Pay a little bit if you have to. It’s far better than struggling with little certainty in sight. Cloning another successful entrepreneur’s system offers the highest chance to recoup your investment and make millions thereafter.Come to think of it, this actually reminds me of my classmate. He will always copy my homework answers and score full marks all the time. He took his own time to study, and having copied my solutions, studying actually came a whole lot easier, and faster, for him!So, after you finished reading this article, take action right away. Search and clone a working system and let it make money for you as soon as possible. You can continue with your learning as you earn money. Only this way can you quickly join the minority of successful home and online business owners that make millions of dollars, enjoy a life, and will never want to go back to their previous lifestyle ever.
Toni Morrison was born Chloe Ardelia ( Anthony) Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, where her parents, migrants from the South, had moved to, to escape the problems of southern racism.
Morrison is the second of four children, to, Ramah Willis and George Wofford, migrant sharecroppers on both sides, both of whom came from sharecropping families who had moved North in pursuit of better living conditions in the early 1900s. Her father’s family, in particular, had faced a great deal of discrimination. Due to these bitter memories and the racial troubles he endured during his childhood, he maintained a strong distrust of whites throughout his lifetime.Morrison’s parents instilled in her the value of group loyalty, which they believed was essential to surviving the harsh realities of racial tension that was very prevalent during then.
As an African-American in a town of immigrants, Toni Morrison grew up with the notion that the only place she could turn to for aid and reassurance would be within her own community in Lorain, Ohio where, she had “an escape from stereotyped black settings — neither plantation nor ghetto”.She grew up in a lively household surrounded by songs, fairy tales, ghost stories, myths, music, and the language of their African-American heritage. Amongst all those activities the most common in her family was storytelling with everyone actively participating. After the adults had shared their stories, the children told theirs.
In this way Morrison’s father, George Wofford, a welder by trade, told her numerous folktales of the black community thus transferring his African-American heritage to another generation. This method of storytelling later work its way into Morrison’s writings. As Morrison grew up in a family that possessed an intense love of and appreciation for black culture with storytelling, songs, and folktales being a deeply formative part of her childhood, the importance of both listening to stories and creating them contributed to Morrison’s profound love of reading. Morrison’s parents encouraged her passion for reading, learning, and culture, as well as a confidence in her own abilities and attributes as a woman. They educated her before she was sent to school. As an adolescent she became enthralled by classic literature, reading voraciously, the great European writers while being especially given to Jane Austen, Russian classics such as Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky and Gustav Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. But strangely, she was not exposed to African-American literature.
In an interview with Jean Strouse, Morrison described her childhood experiences with literature: “Those books were not written for a little black girl in Lorain, Ohio, but they were so magnificently done that I got them anyway — they spoke directly to me out of their own specificity.”
But inspite of this deficiency, Morrison was especially impressed by the ability of her favorite authors to identify with and present their own cultural roots.Morrison graduated high school with honors in 1949 and went on to attend Howard University in Washington D.C., America’s most distinguished black college to study English. It was during her time here that she changed her name from ‘Chloe’ to ‘Toni’, (derived from her middle name, Anthony) so that her name would be easier to pronounce as people had found “Chloe” too difficult to pronounce.
She took classes from one of the major figures of the Harlem Renaissance, Alain Locke, who we would realise after reading all my series touched the lives and literary careers of so many other African American writers. But Morrison claims that much of the African American literature she encountered while there left her feeling bereft for it seemed to be written to someone other than herself or the black people she knew.As a member of the Howard Repertory Theatre, Morrison was often part of their trips to perform which gave her the opportunity to observe the African-American experience in the South.In 1953, she graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Classics and went on to pursue graduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where she wrote her thesis on “alienation and suicide in the works of William Faulkner and VirginiaWoolf” which demonstrated that both writers were as deeply concerned as Morrison would be with the interiority of their characters and with innovative approaches to the novel form.
This had much effect on her writing for as Morrison has said she tries,’to incorporate into the traditional genre of the novel, unorthodox novelistic characteristics of Black art…’ She admits that she doesn’t regard Black literature as simply books by Black people, or simply as literature written about Black people or simply as literature that uses a certain mode of language in which you sort of drop g’s. For as she claims she has found out that there is something very special and very identifiable about it. That she admits is: “my struggle to find that elusive but identifiable style in the books.”
She received her M.A. in 1955 and began her teaching career at Texas Southern University where she was engaged as an instructor in English and humanities. She returned to Howard in 1957 as an English instructor and began working on her own writing. Whilst there she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.and met and married Harold Morrison, a Jamaican architect and fellow faculty member with whom she had two sons: Harold Ford and Slade Morrison. But the marriage soon started going to the rocks. During this period, she needed to be around people who appreciated literature as much as she did. Morrison therefore joined a small writer’s group as a temporary escape from an unhappy marriage.
For discussion, each member was required to bring a story or poem. After one week, Morrison had brought nothing so to save her face she quickly wrote a story based on a black girl she knew during her childhood who kept praying to God for blue eyes. Although her group enjoyed the story, Morrison put it away, thinking she was done with it.
Morrison thus began writing fiction as part of her obligation to sustain this informal discussion group of writers at Howard University. The story later evolved into her first novel, The Bluest Eye (1970). While writing this novel she was raising two children and teaching at Howard. Over that same period her marriage which had been deteriorating finally ended in divorce in 1964.
After her divorce, Morrison left Howard University and moved to Syracuse, New York, to work as a textbook editor at the headquarters of Random House where she began working as an associate editor and soon became a senior editor. At Random House, she played an important part in bringing African American literature into the mainstream. She edited books by such black authors as Toni Cade Bambara, Angela Davis and Gayl Jones, mentored these among many African-American women writers and compiled as well as anthologized the works and histories of African-Americans while continuing to teach at two branches of the State University of New York.
While working during the day, her housekeeper took care of her two sons. In the evening, Morrison cooked dinner and played with her sons until their bedtime, when she would start writing. She found writing exciting and challenging; and found everything else boring by comparison except for parenting. In an interview with Nellie McKay, when asked how she manages these responsibilities, she replied, “Well, I really only do two things… It only looks like many things. All of my work has to do with books. It’s all one thing. And the other thing that I do is to raise my children which, as you know, I can only do one minute at a time”.
Morrison began to develop the story. For several years, she tried to get the novel published, but after many rejections, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston accepted it for publication in 1970. With its publication, Morrison also established her new identity, “I am really Chloe Anthony Wofford. That’s who I am. I have been writing under this other person’s name. I write some things now as Chloe Wofford, private things. I regret having called myself Toni Morrison when I published my first novel, The Bluest Eye”.