Episode 28 – What To Do If Your Family Doesn’t Support You In Building Your Home Business
In today’s video, I am going to discuss how to handle your family and friends who maybe aren’t the most supportive of your home business.
I’ll talk about my number one strategy for having those conversations with the people in your life.
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Hi guys, this is Nick Pratt and welcome to another episode of Nick Pratt TV.
In this episode I’m going to talk about how you should behave and how you should react if friends and family are not on board with you building your home business, whether it’s a network marketing business, affiliate marketing, whatever it is.
This is something that a lot of people go through, so hopefully you’ll get a lot of value from the advice I give on how to deal with it.
I’m just on my way into my office for the day, it’s quite a frosty morning actually, the sun is out, but it is a little bit frosty. It looks better than it actually is!
I want to talk about this issue, which is how do you deal with friends and family if they’re not on board with your business. This is something I hear absolutely all the time.
I talk to a lot of people and they say their partner, or whatever, is not supportive. “They think I should just get a job, they think I am wasting my time, and they think I’m being scammed.” Or they’ll say that their parents aren’t on board with it.
This is something I hear a lot.
You might expect me to tell you that I went through all this and that my family was not on board, but to be honest, that isn’t how it went for me. My family have always been very supportive, and they’re entrepreneurial, and they’ve always been on board really.
However, having said that, there does come a point where even if they are supportive, they do try and interfere quite a bit, you know they’re questioning if you’re in the right business model, or questioning what you’re actually doing and if it’s generating income. I definitely went through that, so even if they were supportive they would still say things like “Are you sure you’re doing the right things, are you sure you’re in the right industry.”
This is what I recommend. Chances are you’ll go through much more than that, you’ve probably got a partner or family members who are really just completely against it.
If that’s the case, this is what I recommend for you.
I recommend that you’re discreet. The number one thing I want you to take away from this is being discreet. What I mean is that you don’t share too much information with your family members or the people close to you.
I know that may sound difficult, but what it means is that if your parents aren’t on board with your business, it’s not really any of their business. You’re an adult, and its your choice what you do with your life and if you want to be an entrepreneur.
You can tell them that you’re building a business, but you don’t need to give them specific plans as to how you’re building it, you don’t need to give specifics about the industry.
When they ask you how it’s going, simply say “It’s going pretty good.” You don’t need to give them lots of detail, you don’t need to tell them about how you’re building your business, you don’t need to tell them about the products.
People get excited and they want to tell their family members about what’s going on, but the point is, the more you share, the more chance there is they’re going to want to butt in and interfere.
That’s why I say practice discretion with this.
The next thing is, if you’ve got a partner that is not supportive, it can be more difficult because you do live with them.
I see that as more challenging and I think you do need to get your partner on board in some way. You still need to practice discretion, you still need to not share too much details of what you’re doing, and just proceed with caution.
I hope those tips have helped guys, the most important thing I’ll say is it’s about discretion, it’s your business, and you don’t need to share all the details about it.
It’s your project. It’s your business. Just keep things brief, don’t share too much, and hopefully that should help.
Hopefully this has helped guys. Give this video a like, share it around, subscribe, and I’ll see you on the next episode! Take care.