The No. 1 reason, and in my opinion the only real reason, why people “fail” at their home business is because they don’t treat it like a real business.
It’s not easy. In fact, it’s hard to shift your thinking from an employee to a business owner, which is what most people have to do. We are all trained throughout school to have work brought to us. We’re trained to have a boss. So being your own boss is a completely different world.
Anything worthwhile isn’t supposed to be easy. If it’s easy to build, it’s going to be easy to lose. So, if you want to build a sustainable home business that brings value to people, you’re going to have to treat it like a business. Here are five things you can start doing right now to help you become a real business owner.
Work Your Business Every Day
If you are already working your business full-time, then you are probably already working it every day. But if you’re like most home business owners, you work your business part-time. And that means you have to disciplining yourself to do something with your business every day.
The cool thing about most home businesses is that you can work it at any time. The key thing is consistency. Even 30 minutes a day is better than three hours twice a week. Start with whatever time makes sense for you, but make sure you at least touch your business every day so that you create that habit.
Have a Vision or Goal Board
It always helps keep your vision and goals in sight. Make them as specific as possible. How much money do you want to make per month? What are your career goals? What vacations do you want to take?
Put up pictures of these goals. I like to use a dry erase board so I can write down my daily, weekly and monthly goals. I also put up pictures of the things my family wants to do, such as vacations and getting my wife a new truck.
Don’t dismiss this. Visualizing what you want makes so much difference because it keeps it in front of you. It keeps it real.
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