You have always heard others talk about working from home and living their dream life. So you think about it and make the decision you are going to work from home. Ah, sounds delightful, doesn’t it? Those three words alone “work from home” makes you feel so important.
Have you really given it enough deep thought to really figure out just what working from home will entail? Oh yes, you might say, it’s the most popular trend going right now, everybody’s doing it these days, either full-time or part-time. Being your own boss, it must be the thing to do.
Now you are a business owner, working from home. Every chore is now on your plate and it’s up to you to get things done. You didn’t realize what big shoulders you would need to have to make it all come together just right huh? You didn’t take the time to analyze the fact that you will now be playing the role of several people instead of the one.
It won’t be as bad as it look just starting out. You need to relax for a moment and put together a plan. Don’t get me wrong there will be plenty of uphill battles, along the way. You will learn how to consistently make changes. We call this plan, do, and review.
The first plan that need to be in place is your plan to stay motivated, because their will be some downs and lows, it just comes with the territory. So finding ways to pick yourself up and keep going is very key. Here’s your starting point:
1. Determine your burning desire. What is your number one reason for even considering working from home? What is it you will like to accomplish and why is that important to you? A tip I learned from one of my earlier mentor was, if the thing you are wanting doesn’t scare you, then it’s not a big enough dream. Your dream needs to be BIG, so you can keep returning to it when your motivation need to be re-charged.
2. Have a work-out partner. When you decide to work from home you must also decide to associate with like minded people. The current of positive energy should be constantly flowing. This means you must stay around those that either know as much as you know or you are on the same wave link. It’s always good to have one or two people who you really click with, and you are comfortable confiding in them. They will need to hold you accountable for the daily activities you do and you shall do the same for them. This makes the journey a whole lot smoother.
3. Review your goals regularly. Times will come when you may need to make adjustments to your goals for one reason or another.
So it’s a good idea to review them often. If you are involved in any personal development, which you should be. Chances are you might out grow your initial goals. You may find that you are somewhat off track and need to come up with a slightly different plan.
This is the main reason to review your goals frequently.
These three tips can help your journey down the road to success become a more pleasant venture. Remember, starting something new will always seem uncomfortable and ridiculously hard at first, but once you have a plan and a system the journey become much easier. The only thing left is to believe in your dream and more importantly, believe in yourself.