How to Have Persistence in a Home Based Business

By on February 6, 2012

Home Based Business

Persistence in a home based business?

That’s the million-dollar question that people ask themselves way too late in the game.How to have persistence in a home based business

What do I mean by that?

I have seen it over and over.  A well-meaning person starts a home based business because they think they can make some quick money or it sounded like a good idea.

Six months later (or less) they feel like a failure.

Many people look down on this profession, and yes, it is an incredible profession, because they see and hear about many failures.

First, there are rarely any failures.

People just quit.


People (you probably know someone like this) do not have persistence in a home based business because they lack vision and commitment.

In the book, The 7 Minute Solution by Allyson Lewis, there is a quote form the Navy Seals creed.

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“I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity.
My Nation expects me to be physically harder and
mentally stronger than my enemies.  If knocked
down, I will get back up, every time.  I will draw on
every remaining ounce of strength to protect my
teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am
never out of the fight.”

 What if you adopted this creed for your home based business?

Persistence in a home based business?

I have to laugh at the lame excuses we make up as to why we have not succeeded in our home business.

I’m not saying it is easy, although, some make it look like that.  It has NEVER been easy for me.  I don’t expect it to be.

But, I decided long ago that I was going persistence in a home based business!


On what?

Maybe for you it is your kids, or your retirement, or that mission that you always thought about supporting.

The fact, is you have been playing small.

The question is… how is that working for you?

Do you have a pity party for yourself daily?

Or do you look for solutions and implement solutions that will work for you?

My friend, the time has come for you to fight for your freedom!

Take on the creed of the Navy Seals.

Get committed and don’t leave people behind.

I don’t want you to do this business for your teammates; I just want you to do it with them!

You must work on your skills. You must become a leader.

There are great systems that you can use for peanuts that will teach you how to market online and offline, how to prospect on the phone, and how to become a leader.  My Lead System Pro is just one example of that.

I will tell you what got me clear… it was a defining moment that got me started in this profession…it was my family.

I remember the day like it was yesterday where my son, Matt climbed into my lap and asked me “Dad, do you still love me?”

That broke my heart, even as I write this 17 years later, my eyes are tearing up and my heart feels heavy.

When I asked him “Why would you ask that Matt?” His response was, “I just never see you anymore.”

Six month later I quit my corporate job and went into this profession full time.

To say I was willing to fight for my freedom and to be the dad I wanted to be was an understatement.

Here’s a video of what I call my “Road to Freedom”.

 Where Did I Get the Strength for Persistence in a Home Based Business?

I love my family.

I love this profession.

It has given me my life back.

And my passion is to help as many people as I possibly can to get their life back.  I can’t do it for them, but I can do it with them.

I can show them how to have persistence in a home based business by my example and leadership.

How about you?

What’s your vision?

What are you committed to?

Anything you do and reach a high level of success requires a lot of work, vision and commitment.

We see examples all the time, whether it’s the 2012 Super Bowl game between the NY Gaints and the New England Patriots or every day guys like Ray Higdon, who just a couple of years ago was in foreclosure and at his wits end who is now being labeled as the “new breed of home based business professional”.

Both of these examples required tremendous vision, commitment and discipline.

You can believe they put in ALL OUT EFFORT!

So, how do you have persistence in a home based business?

You decide.

Then never stop until you accomplish your goal.

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40 Responses to “How to Have Persistence in a Home Based Business”

  1. Kareem Maghrabi Says:

    Hi Terry,
    Great post. I must totally agree with you that most people that get into the home based business are into the making fast cash. And they get disappointed and if they stay long enough and take the necessary action they can achieve their goals!

    Thank you for the post
    Always inspiring
    Kareem Maghrabi´s last blog post ..How To Produce Amazing Results With Free MLM Leads


  2. terry Says:

    Sad but true Kareem.


  3. Nathalie Villeneuve Says:

    Hi Terry,

    Great post and especially your video moved me a lot. I have 2 beautiful children as well and we do feel privileged to have been exposed to network marketing when they were little. It hard to not see your babies as much as you wish you could. The opportunity to stay home and have our own business enabled Hugh and I to be with them and see our kids grow up and that is priceless!Great reminder that we have a lot of people needing to get informed and exposed to online and network marketing!
    Nathalie Villeneuve´s last blog post ..3 Leadership Lessons I Learned from An Olympic Gold Medalist


    • terry Says:

      Thank you Nathalie. It is definitely something worth working for. I wish other could see and experience what we do, know what I mean?


  4. Lynda Cromar Says:

    Terry you are a great inspiration! Absolutely love that creed, I had not seen it before but I copied it to my Facebook status, and as I do everything I adopt whatever I share!
    Lynda Cromar´s last blog post ..What Is MLM Momentum And How Do I Create It?


  5. Charles Holmes Says:

    Great post Terry.

    Everything in life that is worth accomplishing it TOUGH. I think that’s so the weak are weeded out and the strong survive.

    I don’t know of any business model where you can get rich quick. But, for some reason people expect to solve their immeditate financial crisis overnight with our industry. It always makes me laugh.

    Whenever I meet someone like this I tell them to get on a plane on go to Las Vegas. That normally ends the conversation.

    Thanks for sharing.



    • terry Says:

      I love that expression Charles…get on a plane on go to Las Vegas!

      Yes, try to disqualify like that VERY quickly from wasting my time.


  6. Alan Says:

    Terry, you have moved me almost to tears my man. Watching you on the video talking about your kids, was actually quite emotional and led me to thoughts of where I have gone wrong in the past with being at “Work” all the time!

    You talk about persistence, or perseverance which I think is probably one of the single biggest things that is missing from most people when they try this business.

    I recently listened to “Making The Shift” by Darren Hardy, the publisher of Success Magazine, for about the 6th time since I got the cd. He says that you should commit yourself to still being in this business in 12 months. Robert Kiyosaki says you should commit to 5 years minimum. Now that is persistence, isn’t that what we all need a little more of?

    On a last note, my family is my why. The need to experience with them a life lived not a life that exists.

    Keep moving forward.

    Alan´s last blog post ..Numis Network Silver Coin of The Month: Feb 2012 Koala


  7. terry Says:

    Right on Alan. Nothing like grown men crying…my wife and kids do it to me every time. Let’s other to create a better quality of life…that’s why I love this profession!


  8. Preston Schumacher Says:

    Terrific video Terry. I agree with the message of your post 100%. Like you said everyone needs to have their own business that they are in control of.


  9. Srinivas Reddy | Ask Sage Says:

    Excellent post, Terry! 17 years in the software industry? Well, guess what? That’s exactly how many years I was in it too. I left it, like you, to get my life back. So you could I say that I’m reinventing myself. Naturally, I have much to learn from you about network marketing. I shied away from it for the longest time for all kinds of wrong reasons, but mainly because I didn’t understand it.

    Needless to say, you make a powerful case for it. Nothing makes me happier than to empower people to help themselves. Thank for the wonderful and authentic video footage. Your heart’s in the right place. In the end, that’s what really matters. Beautiful family and thanks for sharing!

    I’ll be signing-up with you shortly. Gimme about a week. Cheers!
    Srinivas Reddy | Ask Sage´s last blog post ..Law Of Attraction For Parents


    • terry Says:

      Thank you Sage.

      I get that you are one powerful influencer and empowerer of people. So many peolpe need to hear our message.
      For me it is all about family first.

      I love creating long term business relationships with people like you.

      Chat soon.



  10. David Sharp Says:

    Terry what an outstanding post I am so glad I saw it. Your video actually stopped me in my tracks, it was very emotional especially for myself as I feel I missed out on most of my children’s growing up always being at work, usually about 70 to 80 hours a week.

    This is why succeeding in this industry is now so important to me and Jane, we just have to be there to support them and their children now and hopefully show them how they can change their lives.

    David Sharp´s last blog post ..Improve Mind Power By Having The Mind-Set Of A Champion!


    • terry Says:

      Thanks Dave for your kind words. I cry every time I watch that video, it just touches my core. For my personal reasons and also for those people like yourself who desperately are seeking a better way to create a better quality of life. At least you found the path man. Let me know what I can do to help!

      Make it a better then a terrific day!



  11. Chante Epps Says:

    This is a fantastic post Terry, the fact that you willfully quit your job to make your dreams and goals a REALITY says a TON about your character and the willpower that you have.

    Thanks for sharing a piece of your life with us today, I’m sure this post is going to help a lot of people.

    All the best,
    Chante Epps´s last blog post ..How To Know Which Marketing Strategy To Use…


    • terry Says:

      Thanks Chante. For it has always been family first. Even today.

      Together we can make a real difference in the lives of others at the same time.

      See ya at the top!



  12. Ryan Johnson Says:

    Terry love the post, your story and passion is really inspiring. Freedom is a choice, people choice to have the things they have and live the lifestyle they are currently living. At any moment we can make a choice, like you did to take back your life and live life on your terms. If your WHY is big enough, all it takes is a desicion a choice to never look back.
    Ryan Johnson´s last blog post ..How To Write A Blog Post With SEO Part I


  13. Lilach Bullock Says:

    You’re absolutely right Terry:) Persistence is so important in business. I often wonder if people’s expectations aren’t realistic is it because of the hype in the industry maintaining how quick and easy it is to make money…. but perhaps that’s for another blog post:)
    Lilach Bullock´s last blog post ..Would you, should you use Social Oomph?


  14. Jamella Biegel Says:

    Hi Terry,

    Love the part about there being very few failures in this business, people just quit. This so true. These people lack vision and commitment. Apparently their “why” isn’t big enough. When someone like that quits my team, they are doing me a favor. I will never quit.
    Jamella Biegel´s last blog post ..To Unfriend Or Not? That Is The Question.


  15. Antwuan Bell Says:

    Great Post Terry,

    True words people dont fail in this industry they just Quit! I’m using that creed thanks for sharing this post.

    Antwuan Bell´s last blog post ..3 Ways To Build Your Home Based Business Like A Fisherman


  16. Val Heisey Says:

    Amazing post Terry. Makes me wish I had found network marketing 20 years ago when my kids were little instead of doing all the things I’ve done and never seemed to find satisfaction in any of them. I love the Navy Seals creed. My son and daughter were both in the Army, so I will have to look up their creed and see if there are similarities. In the mean time, I think I’ll share the Navy Seals’s. Thanks!
    Val Heisey´s last blog post ..How to identify needs so you can offer solutions…


  17. John Moussan Says:

    Persistence is an art I think! Surely something very important to develop as an entrepreneur and in life in general.
    John Moussan´s last blog post ..MLM Blogging Secrets Revealed – Part 3: Behind The Scenes


  18. Radu Says:

    Hey Terry,
    One aspect of this post got my attention: “I love my family.

    I love this profession.”. Ultimately the single word that lies behind crazy persistence is love..for life, for yourself, profession, familly or even your nation. It’s amazing what power and inspiration you can have when love is your driving force. It’s not only about the money..It’s about a journey that worths every second :) Those who are willing to take the challenge will get more than financial rewards..the joy of truly knowing yourself from inside out.

    Thanks for sharing. Great post my friend :)
    Radu´s last blog post ..Blogging Tips 101 Contest on Problogging Success


  19. Pat Says:

    Hey Terry,
    wowow what an inspiring blog post…
    yea its sad but true!!
    people come in and people go out of
    this industry so fast…
    but then again if it were $2500 and more
    to start a business, I wonder if more
    people would be that much more Motivated
    to CONTINUE!!

    thanks for sharing such an insightful post!!



  20. Tim Lawler Says:


    Well said sir. I have been preaching this for years. People hear the words “home based business”, and they think they enter some magical world of free money. Obviously not the case. In fact, you just work as hard if not harder. The difference is….at the end of your efforts, you end up getting paid exponentially instead of linearly with the traditional J.O.B. Keep this good stuff coming my friend! Take care.



  21. Kari Baxter Says:

    That Navy Seal creed is serious stuff. If I ran my business like that, I would take it much more seriously.

    I think many people are missing belief–belief that they can and they WILL make this work. It goes back to having a really strong reason, too, like with your son. Or Ray losing his shirt and being in foreclosure. When you’ve been at a low point like that it makes you appreciate the opportunity and take full advantage of it versus blowing it off and not taking it seriously.

    Mark Hoverson said once you have to have declared bankruptcy, had your house foreclosed, or been homeless to make it in network marketing. It was a joke, but having those low points gives people really strong reasons to fight for what they want.

    It’s up to us to find that drive within ourselves.
    Kari Baxter´s last blog post ..How Do You Build A Client Base?


  22. terry Says:

    I agree Pat low cost of entry = low commitment.


  23. Jessica Says:

    Great Post Terry!

    This is such a true post. It really boils down to two things. One is desire and two is persistence. I think if you don’t figure out a tear jurking “why” thats strong enough to pull you out of the dark weeks in building this biz your going to quit.

    I also think so many people just come and go in our industry because of a few reasons. Some people the way they recruit they make it seem like this will be incredibly easy to build. This is false! Any business or anything in life thats worth it is going to hand you battles and barriers. But in this industry if you go into biz with not just an upline but an incredible mentor thats half the battle.

    The other half is just saying I WILL be here three years from now and this is my business plan of action. Add a serious WHY to that equation and a sprinkle of persistence and your going to never look back!

    Awesome post.
    Jessica´s last blog post ..How to be Successful in Your Network Marketing Business-3 Plans to Expand Your Business That You Don’t Want to Miss Out On!


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