|Seven Steps To Ensure a Successful Home Business|
The excitement of working at home full time can quickly wear off unless you ensure you have a balanced life. To obtain the optimal benefits from your business you must be passionate about it and believe 100% in what you are doing. It is important to have an end goal firmly in your mind, a plan in place to reach the goal and steps in place to follow, that will lead to your goal. Jim Rohn says that a successful entrepreneur will be working as hard on their own mind and personal development as they are on their business. It is also imperative to maintain your physical health in the best shape possible.
Be passionate About Your Business
When you believe you have the best offer, products, systems, information etc then it is simple to share this excitement with other people. If you do not believe in what you are doing then stop now. Find something that you really want to be involved in and something that offers positive outcomes to those who will be using what you have to offer.
It is a lot easier and cheaper to keep an existing customer/client that it is to find a new one. Offer exceptional service to everyone you deal with. Treat them with respect, listen to what they are saying. Ask for their birthday (You only need the day and month). Enter all these details in a spread sheet then it is a simple matter to email them greetings on their day. Small things like this will help you to stand out from the crowd as someone who cares more about the customer than the money you earn from.
Have A Goal
Without a goal you are like a ship without a rudder, or a wind up toy spinning in circles. You are working but have no clear idea why. Spend time writing down your goals. Make short-term goals to be accomplished within a week. Perhaps your first goal will be to have a written list of goals with realistic time frames within 7 days. Have specific goals. “I want to be a rich within two years,” is not a goal it is a daydream. Zig Ziglar quotes research that has proven that those with a well-defined written plan will succeed at a much higher level than those that have no clear goals and guidelines. Ask yourself “Where do I want to be in 12 months? Then write down your goals and focus on the results. Now get going! It is that simple. Just set your goals, follow your plan, be committed and you will achieve.
The Plan To Reach Your Goal
Success doesn’t simply happen. It is something for which you prepare – and you need a plan. Set yourself a 90-day plan.
First: Choose your goal. Is it finding a great business opportunity? Is it number of customers? Number of down line? Amount of income?
Secondly: Determine how you will meet these goals. How many people you need to talk to every day, week and month, how much reading you need to do, other activity needed to meet these goals.
Thirdly: Evaluate your goal every week to make sure you are on track. If you are not reaching your goal then double your effort.
Break down your goals to manageable steps. Congratulate yourself when your plan works well.
Step By Step - The Daily Method of Operation (DMO)
When you have your plan in place spend some time working out what your priorities are. Spend most time on what will give you the most benefit. Don’t procrastinate. Work on achieving the most difficult task first. Begin by keeping a time diary for one week. Include everything you do from the time you get out of bed, until you go back to bed. This is a difficult task and requires commitment. If you can stick to this it will pay off. How much time a week do you spend in the shower, thinking about what to do next, watching TV etc? You will be amazed at where you can save precious time when you analyze this diary. Next make a plan for your day. Enter into this everything to be achieved in the day and the time you will allow for this to happen. When you have a realistic DMO and follow it you will be amazed at how much more you will achieve in one day.
Jim Rohn says, “Spend more time on yourself than you do on your business.” He is right. For x amount of years you have had your current mindset and current beliefs. You have slowly been conditioned to this since you were very young. What has this given you? If you want more then you must become more. Start reading books that can stretch your mind. Put what you read into practice. Some of my favorite authors are: - Jim Rohn, Susan Jeffers, Robert Kiyosaki, Louise Hay and John Keohoe. Check these out and find others that will ‘speak’ to you.
Physical Well Being
You need enough activity to keep all your moving parts in good working order. Choose the form or exercise that suits you best. Remember to incorporate warming up and cooling down exercises to avoid pulling or straining any muscles.
Find time every day to relax. Take time out once or twice a day for at least 15 minutes. Sit or lie comfortably, close your eyes, breathe deeply and slowly. Listen to some relaxation music. No interruptions just focus your attention on your health, happiness and abundance of all you need.
Choose meals and snacks that are kind to your body. These are natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, salads, grains and pulses. These are ‘living’ foods. Avoid foods that are over processed, stored too long, high is sugar or fats. These are ‘dead’ foods with little to offer nutritionally. Variety is also vital, helping you obtain the broad range of nutrients your body requires.
A Balanced Life
When you have the above steps in place it will be a simple matter to use the steps to ensure your life is in balance. Write a list of everything that is important to you. This will include things like time with the family, being with friends, social events, movies, theater, sport – watching or participating, exercise, giving time to the community, time with your god, walking the dog. If you follow these steps you will have a greater chance of having a highly successful home business.
About the Author
Cheryl Haining is a successful home based business operator. To learn how to create an income stream from your home that will replace your job and develop true financial freedom visit:
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