Five Things You Need To Stay Motivated
If you’re a one-person team operating out of a home office or you are woking with your spouse or partner, staying motivated can sometimes be a challenge. Not only do you not have the person-to-person interaction and energy that happens in larger offices, it’s also all too easy to get sidetracked by household chores or television, telephone calls and other distractions.
If this sounds familiar, then here are a few tips to help you keep you stay on your path to success and wealth.
Tip # 1: Set boundaries
As the saying goes, “’tis better to work to live than to live to work.” You are working to 1) Save More Money, 2) Make More Money, 3) Obtain Debt Freedom or 4) Obtain Time Freedom, because you want the best life for yourself and your family. If that’s the case, then it’s absolutely crucial that you set clear boundaries between the two. Set regular work hours and ask your family to respect this time. It’s important that they recognize that your work is the same as it would be in an office across town.
Tip #2: Make a list, check it twice
Make a list of everything you need to accomplish each day, in order of priority. Being able to cross items off your list will give you a sense of accomplishment and this will keep you on track and motivated. Hold yourself accountable at the end of the day. Sound like your Goal Sheets. similar process.
Tip #3: Signs of success
You’re your own boss, right? Remind yourself every day that you’re the important head of a growing enterprise by putting a sign on your office door—complete with the name of your business and title (Business Coach- Find Your 5 Business Partners, Director etc.)
Tip # 4: Keep your eyes on the prize
One of the most effective motivators in sports is to visualize yourself as a winner. By doing so, you take yourself psychologically from “wanting to win” to actually “being” a winner. The same goes for your business. Visualize what you want out of your business (a bigger home, college tuition for your kids, a new car, etc.) Many of you have done this “Dream Building” exercise – post it in your home or office area. Write out your Goal Sheet
Tip # 5: Get social—network!
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Since more and more people are choosing to run their own home businesses, there are sure to be associations and groups of people who are facing the same issues and challenges that you are and who are willing to share best practices. And of course, there’s online social networking. Advanc-ED Professional Development, for instance, has several networking groups that make it easier than ever to stay in touch with your peers. Get involved—it can be fun!
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