Working-At-Home is easier said than done I know. Is this you though?
by Kevin James Culp
Do you want the freedom of running your own business from home? Do you need money to pay the bills until it gets profitable? This conundrum stops many entrepreneur-wannabes in their tracks.
The Shark Tank model says quit your 9-to-5 and go for it. But feeding your spouse and kids and keeping a roof over their head shouts, “No way!” Relax, there’s a middle ground that the majority of new business owners follow.
Most people have responsibilities and bills. Rather than jumping off the startup cliff, many choose to do it step by step, beginning with a sideline while working at their 9-to-5 job.
Working-At-Home / Benefits of Waiting
Don’t think you’re a wimp for not marching into your boss’ office, shouting “I quit!” A host of benefits come with a steady paycheck while getting your business ducks in a row. This can be one of the first stepto Start Working-at-Home though for sure.
With regular money coming in, you have: peace of mind, which makes it easier to focus on the details of your start-up, money to pay regular bills, a ready source of funds to invest in your new business and a better financial profile if you want to get a loan or increase your credit line.
Working-At-Home / Where To Start
Surprisingly, the most important step of all happens when you decide you Start Working-at-Home. With patience and consistency, you can take that commitment and turn it into thereality of entrepreneurship. Begin with a sideline and grow into acompanythat produces a full-time income.
Set realistic goals, make a timeline and get going. These will keep you on track and let you see steady progress. The key word is realistic. Going from sidelines to full-time income in six months is not realistic. Growing your business by 5% a month is.
Working-At-Home / Make the Most of Your Time
Working full time, having a family and growing a sideline takes scheduling. Get a calendar and schedule in regular time for your new business. Even 15 minutes a day, done consistently, will move you forward. Of course, an hour a day will get you there faster, but that’s not always realistic.
That’s the advantage of breaking down your big goals into small chunks, then breaking those into tiny tasks. On days where everything falls apart, do just one tiny task. You’ll feel encouraged, and it will help you make headway.
Working-At-Home / Work on Mind Management
Though managing your time and money is essential, what’s going in your mind is even more crucial. Negative self-talk will kill the best intentions. You are wise to expect that relatives and friends are not likely to be encouraging. But you may not anticipate how easy it is for your own fears to sabotage your success.
Adding a sideline to your already busy schedule is going to be stressful. Expect it. Give yourself a mental buffer by meditating and going over your goals at least three times a week. Use affirmations. They aren’t just woo-woo. Studies prove they actually work!
Now, go out and Start Working-at-Home today and be happier tomorrow!
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