I have seen and experienced, to quit is the greatest temptation during
first year of working at a home-based business. If smoking was like
a home-based business, the occurence of lung cancer would be
It is a
known fact that a majority of the people that undertake a work at home
do not achieve real success. There are several reasons for this, but
one of the
primary reasons is that these people get frustrated and do not allow
themselves enough time to succeed.
In the early going, one of the most difficult things about developing a
home based business is dealing with the emotional roller coaster that
result from the highs (successes) and lows (temporary setbacks) you are
almost certain to experience. Once you have done
the research and decided on a particular home based business
really need to focus on persistence and realize that any real business
just automatically become successful in a matter of days or weeks. You
be prepared to give it your best sustained effort for at least 6 to 12
in order to begin to build a solid business base and begin to see some
Highs and lows were something that I began to notice when I first
home based business. I have many years of top level management
"traditional" corporations and have experienced lots of business cycles
(corporate "ups and downs"), but
the natural "ups and downs" that occur in a home business
(particularly in the early stages) can be brutal from an emotional
if you don't prepare yourself in advance for the fact that it is a
basic law of
nature...it will be a rocky road until you have spent enough time and
build your business to a level that sort of smoothes out the peaks and
The impact of the highs and lows you will probably experience in
your home based business is amplified by the fact that you are now in
on your own. You are the boss and get to make all the decisions, but
also on your own in dealing with the frustrations that will occur along
while you are developing your business.
When working at home a person can, at times, experience a feeling of
which is probably brought on by the lack of interaction of a work force
There can also be periods of doubt in the early going...gee, did I pick
viable business opportunity? ... am I doing the right things to develop
business?...when will I start making a profit?, and so on.
You are most likely going to experience the "two steps forward and one
step backward" syndrome and the ever-looming temptation to become
discouraged. However, keep in mind that as long as you have more steps
going forward than backward, you will eventually get
ahead! Simple, but often overlooked.
Relatively minor setbacks can seem huge in the early stages of
work at home business and can really contribute to some noticeable
swings". For example, if you are just starting out and you have four
customers/clients and you happen to lose one ... that's a 25% drop!
you fast-forward in time to the point where you have hundreds of
customers/clients and you lose one ... that's just a mere fraction of
Exactly the same event, just at a different point in time.
Hang in there and just keep on keepin' on. If you have chosen a viable
business opportunity (one that has been around for awhile and in which
other people are having success) you will achieve success, but it takes
time and there will be ups and downs along
the way. Remember the old saying..."it takes a long time to become an
operates a successful home based business and resides in California.
more details, visit his website at http://business-at-home.us
© Kirk Bannerman