here are a
lot of reasons why so many people fail shortly after starting a home
In order to achieve your work at home dreams there are certain traits
possess or acquire. I have listed 7 must-have traits that I consider to
be the most
important. Go through the list carefully. Truly think about whether
or not you
have the desired trait. If you find that there are some that don’t
you then decide how you are going to change in order to acquire it. Don’t
and fool yourself into believing you already have all these traits, unless you
truly do. Fooling yourself will also be cheating you out of achieving your home
1) Self Discipline – Working at home means
that you don’t have a boss or co-workers
to keep you on task. When you are the boss it is easy to do something other than
work. This is especially true in a home business where you have your personal
life all around you. You must discipline yourself to do certain tasks at certain
times every day. Do not let your home life interfere with your business
just because you work at home.
2) Routine – You must avoid procrastination at
all costs! Once again you do not have a boss
or other authority figure to keep you on task. A luxury of being your own
boss is that you get to pick your working hours. Make sure you aren’t putting off
work until tomorrow or the next day. Doing this will squash your home
business dreams faster than anything. You must establish a work-load to
get done every
day and do it.
3) Persistence- People are always starting this or that but hardly
anyone ever finishes
once it gets a little rough. Having a home business has a lot of benefits
but first you have to get through all the hurdles in the beginning. There are
few things harder than building a home business from the ground up. There are
also few things more rewarding once you have succeeded. It will get tough at
times so you must have persistence.
4) Desire – You can hope and wish to gain
financial independence for the rest of your life
but it will never happen until you desire it. You must determine exactly
what you want for your financial future and then let it become your obsession.
Do not leave any room for failure or you will do just that… fail.
5) Purpose – In order to build a solid
business you must have a central purpose. It’s easy
to try and do a hundred different things at one time but it gets you nowhere in
the end. People that fail don’t have a defined purpose or goal set for what
they are trying to do. When you try to do too many things at once, without
really knowing what you are doing it for, then you will quickly find that
nothing is working. Many people just give up at this point.
6) Education – You don’t have to have a
college degree to work at home. In fact, starting a
home business really doesn’t require you to have much of a formal education
at all. However, you must educate yourself tremendously on your particular
business topic. There is going to be a lot of things you need to know in your
business. Most of it can be learned on the internet or with home study courses.
7) Enthusiasm – You must thoroughly enjoy what you do in order to
succeed at it. There is an
old saying that enthusiasm is contagious. With enthusiasm you will have much
more success getting people to do business with you. The whole purpose of working
at home is to do something you like, under your own terms, so pick something
you are enthused about.
Now, go back and read the list again. Do you
lack any of the desired traits? Do you possess
any of the negative traits? Find someone who knows you very well and is
comfortable giving you constructive criticism. Have them go over the
list with you to
give you an outside perspective on yourself. If you find anything you need to
work on, get started immediately. This is no time to procrastinate.
Your future is on the line!
About the Author
Trent Brownrigg is a successful internet
marketer, webmaster, and author ofbusiness articles. He will personally help you
build a secure financial future.
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