Enjoying time freedom and having control of income is a goal that motivates many.
The ability to remain focused and on track to what you want out of life requires a couple of skills that I have found essential in building my own home based business and stay at home lifestyle.
Motivation and effective goal setting are easy when you know how, but it's important to keep in mind that those who complain and moan about life being tough (which it can be at times, can be organised and directed to a happier way of living), is not the ideal mindset to work from home as your own boss, setting your own schedule or days when you will work.
In reality it takes effort and dedication to succeed as the owner of your own business.
True entrepreneurship is alive and well for those who love a challenge and have a vision for a better way of living.
Are You Going On Holiday? Setting the scene for a home based business is like planning a holiday.
You'll need to know where you want to go on holiday, so with a home based business you need to be clear about why you prefer to work for yourself rather than in a job.
Next you'll have to decide the number of days you want to be on vacation, similarly with working from home you'll decide which days of the week you'll work your business.
Then that 60 million dollar question, how are you going to get to your holiday destination.
Well, it's easy when you know how and just like buying a package holiday, or an all inclusive vacation, a cruise or an adventure holiday or just a flight and hire car you can choose to join a business opportunity that's already up and running, has a marketing plan with a sensible marketing funnel, products that are useful and affordable and most importantly a good paying compensation plan.
In other words a network marketing direct sales company is the ideal choice to start a home based business.
What Is The Second skill You Need For Working From Home? That second skill you'll need after 'motivation' is effective goal setting.
It really doesn't matter which network marketing company you choose to represent; health and nutrition products, make up and skincare, house hold and kitchen products, travel clubs, dating clubs, or like me 100% on-line web based products that fit both C2C and B2B (consumer to consumer and business to business).
What is important is knowing your goals (short, medium and long term goals in all areas of your life) and understanding the strategy to achieve your goals regardless of your environment that you currently live in or your level of home based business marketing skills.
What you need is an open mind to take on personal development and move forward step-by-step building a business that gives you financial reward, is fun to operate and satisfies your dreams of now and your vision for the future.
Write It Down Usually writing down your goals is the process most people adopt, I go a step further by creating mini-steps that fit in with my daily activities which allows me to establish positive and productive actions towards living my life by my design and as a consequence designing a business that suits what I want to do and how I want to do it, rather than be tied to a job and a boss who really doesn't appreciate my lifestyle and my needs.
With goal setting the trick is being clear on what you want to have in your life, which leads to what you need to change to create a better lifestyle for yourself.
This tactic will give you the clarity to move forward on a daily basis.
R&D Has Outstayed Its Time The 21st century working model has changed, the economy is currently in a R&D recession/depression mode that has effected ordinary people in a seriously hard way, however, the good news is that entrepreneurialism is alive and well and is thriving in today's working market, so I encourage you to look at your dreams, decide upon your goals, get your goals set, work on them daily and go live your life by design.
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