How many times have you gone to work or you J.O.B. and thought to yourself that you have had enough, you can’t do this anymore, that is it!!!! Chances are, quite a few. Especially if you are like 90% of the people out there in the work force. I was the same way. So, I searched out technology Companies and decided to start up my local SEO company in Denver, CO! I was going to make that change! You think to yourself that you can do a much better job than your boss who has no clue on how to run a business, right?
So, after a few years of the grind, you finally figure out a way to put your talents to work…for yourself! And you decide to take that all impressive leap of faith and you enter into the world of entrepreneurial. You are going to own your own business!
imagesWell, hats off to you, my friend. That is the first, most important step. That first step out there, in faith that you can do it. That is big. Really big.
When you have success in any part of your life, it usually comes as the result of hard working and planning out your life’s goals. You have harnessed your creativity and reigned in on the talents that you possess. Being an entrepreneur is the both a blessing and an opportunity for personal growth that will allow you to have the flexibility that you so desire. A flexible professional life that allows you to have a flexible personal life. Instead of always having to plan your personal life around the pulls of your professional life. Which is what you have experienced in your life, no doubt!
Self discipline is definitely the trigger when it comes to growing and operating your own work from home business. it is the one thing that can make or break your business and all of those dreams, goals, and aspirations. It is nothing to sleep in and not even set an alarm when you work from home. Your work will be there at 11am as much as it would be there at 7am, right? There is a saying that is forever true in this case and that is…
The early bird gets the worm
In other words, just because you can sleep in, does not mean that you should sleep in. In the beginning of your start up, you are going to need to put in more hours than you ever thought possible. More hours than you probably did working for ‘the man’. But that is ok, because the rewards are so much greater than anything that you can possibly imagine. work from home
Of course, keep in mind that any work at home business has its challenges, that is especially true for the online businesses. A lot of entrepreneurs will use the online world to get started in making their dream a reality. It is an easy concept for sure but it has its own set of challenges. The main one being that the online business will always be there. The internet never sleeps and so therefore, as an online business entrepreneur, you can squeeze in that time whenever you want to, right?
Although working from home provides a great deal of benefits, there are challenges that come along with working from home. For starters, you have to be committed to your business, even if that means telling loved ones ‘no’ when they ask you to do something during the day that you normally would not do, like grocery shopping, or running an errand with them. Your business has to take priority over everything in your life, especially during your ‘business hours’ which are the hours that you set aside and determine that those are the hours you will work. Your business needs to be taken serious if you wish to succeed. Even if you only schedule 10 hours a week to work on your business, make sure that you stay consistent with that time. Write down your goals each day on the things you want to get accomplished and check yourself at the end of the day.
Look for ways to be more productive. Don’t get caught up in the drama on Facebook or the headlines on the news. Cut out all distractions around you. Even if that means you shut your door or put on headphones so that people around you know not to disturb you.
All parts of your life will need different time and different attention. You have to figure out the times that work for you in your business and stick to them. Your business and your future success is depending on it!
Best of luck!