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Do You Own a Business or a Job?

If you are like most business owners, you want to make money from the efforts of others.

A lot of people say they own their own businesses, but many really don’t own businesses at all. They just own jobs.

Here’s the test: Can you fly to Hawaii for three months and tell someone else where to send your checks? Yes or no? If your answer is “yes,” then you truly own your business—a business where you make money because you are the owner of the business, not because you are the hardest worker in the business.

If your answer is “no,” then you own a job. The fact is, most distributors in our industry really just own jobs. And, for many of them, it’s not that great paying of a job.

To build a business that makes you money because you are the owner and not because you are the hardest worker requires that you hire others who help make money for the business.

Are you ready?

Do you want to build a real, profitable business that makes you money whether you are working in the business or not?

Do you want to be able to enjoy your life? Do you want to be able to someday reap the rewards of a lifetime of hard work? Do you want to be able to fly to Hawaii (or anywhere else your dreams may take you) for three months and tell someone else where to send your check?

If you said, “yes,” stay tuned. In my next article, I will discuss the two different business models that can help you get there.

In the meantime, let me encourage you to spend seven minutes with action coach Brad Sugars. In this short video, he does a brilliant job describing the difference between a business and a job.

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Read past articles in Greg’s Million Dollar Mindset at Promo Marketing Magazine

Greg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma

AboutGreg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to enable distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has more than 750 members with over $500 million in sales. Proforma has over 100 members in its Million Dollar Club and more than 40 members in its Multi-Million Dollar Club (With sales ranging from $2 million to over $26 million). In 2014, eight Proforma members were named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.

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