Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What It Takes To Work From Home Succesfully

Everyone, from the seasoned professional to the stay-at-home mom, can make money successfully from home, but you have to lay a good foundation first. There is no one to whip you into shape except for yourself, so you better do a good job if you want to make it. The good news is it's not hard.

Here's what you need:

1. A Goal - What are you aiming for? Is it to make a certain amount of money each week? Get recognized in your field? Perfect your product? Whatever your goal is, make it something you think is attainable while still being challenging, and stay opened to change. You may need to reevaluate your goal after some time has gone by and change it. That's okay. GREAT even. Stay flexible and positive.

2. A Plan -What is the best way to reach your goal? What's your time line? Grab a calender and write out a plan that's realistic. Remember, be flexible. If it has to change, it has to change. Roll with the punches, and keep on going. Come back to your plan often, and let it drive you.

3. Motivation - Sure, you're feeling motivated right now, but that will change. At some point, we all lose our motivation. What are you going to do when you reach that point? Quit? Remember your goal and stick to your plan, even when you don't feel like it. You're the boss, and you've got to keep yourself in shape. That is, if you're going to make it.

4. A Positive Attitude - It's not all peaches 'n' cream. The things that you were hoping for will fail. Success will come harder then you had wanted. But, hey, look on the bright side: You'll be building character and learning more than you had ever imagined. People who are granted instant success are often times soft and foolish. They may be living it up today, but they'll be falling hard tomorrow. Take the hard way. Be thankful for it. You don't realize all the gifts it's giving you until your at the end looking back, and then you will be grateful.

So, are you ready? Do you have what it takes?

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