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Are you focusing on right activity?

I thought I should share with you this a little video called “What are you focusing on?”

In the above video, the author has even done a little magic trick to prove how

our brains work and why it is important to focus on the right things.

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Now let’s dive into  many reasons why choose a work at home job.

Being capable of making a living working in the comfort

of your home is a real privilege. Many people love the

advantages that go with this place, as well. Knowing

some of the best reasons to select a work at home job

for yourself is sure to motivate you in getting started.

Flexibility

Being able to work when you want is sure to be one

of the largest reasons to choose a work at home place.

Do you prefer to work in the mornings or at night? Simply

choose the hours when you feel you may be the most productive

and work these for the best results with your business.

No commute

Being able to avoid a long commute is sure to be one of

the top benefits of working at home. The downside of driving to and

from work daily includes the possibility of being involved

in an accident or getting stuck in slow traffic. Consider

how great it would be to simply jump out of bed and get to work.

Less pressure

Dealing with a boss hanging around over your shoulder all the

time can certainly cause you anxiety. This is less than an ideal

situation and one that many employees are forced to deal

with on a regular basis. However, when you work at home, you

may have more laid back days and less stressful ones.

Being in charge of your business and being able to make

the most money for a better life is entirely possible when

you work at it and at home. But you must be focussed!

You have only a few hours especially if you still have full-time job.

There are many distractions at home, answering phones, checking emails,

browsing on your Facebook profile and so forth… If you are not focussed, you

will not meet much. So watch the video again and change your focus!

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How to Stay Focused on Your Home Business Goals

When you are the owner of a home business, you will find hundreds of distractions that vie for your time, energy and focus. Common distractions include: children, family, friends, neighbors, pets, phone calls, mail, household chores, video games, television, neighborhood children, visitors, and so many more.

How to Stay Focused on Your Home Business Goals

As an owner of a home based business, you must always remember your purpose in bringing your profession home. What was your reason for wanting to own a home business? Was your goal to work from home so that you can share in the lives of your children? Was your goal to be out from under the rule of a tyrannical boss? Was your goal to have the freedom to work when it is convenient for you? Was your goal to make tons of money working for yourself?

Here’s a few good tips that will help you stay focused on your home business:

TIP #1:
Whatever your reason for going out on your own, you must keep your reason in the forefront of your mind. If you forget your reason for starting your own home business, you will not be working for yourself for long. It is far too easy to let circumstance drive your activities — and when circumstance is in the driver’s seat, you are more likely to crash and burn.

TIP #2:
Remember — your own business is a lot like a real job. Some people go to work to play, some go to socialize, and others — most often those who are paid in a commission or tip environment — go to work to work and to make money. When you work for yourself, your salary is directly proportional to your productivity. Therefore, wouldn’t it make sense to stay focused on getting as much done in as short of a period as possible?

Go to work to work and to make money. Leave playtime and recreation for when your workday has ended.

TIP #3:
When you are dealing with family in the course of your workday, it is important to schedule your activities as much as possible. With small children, you must take time when you must, but you should also work hard to make sure you dedicate a specific number of hours to your workday.

With older children, it is much easier to tell them that you will be working between the hours of x and y. Your children and your friends must understand that certain hours of your day are devoted to the activities of your business.

TIP #4:
Don’t permit your friends and extended family to run over you. Many people get the blind idea that if one works from home then they are not actually working.

Well-meaning people may try to fill your doorway to bring advice about getting a real job. Others may simply believe that if you are at home, then you are fair game for chitchat and socialization.

You must stand firm. You must make certain your friends and family understands that when you are working, then you ARE
working! If they wish to socialize with you, then they need to do it during the hours that are not dedicated to your home business.

You are the only one who can stand up for you. Your friends and family will seldom be able to appreciate your dedication to your home business, unless you make the effort to make sure that they have the same respect for your business that you do.

TIP #5:
You should allot a certain portion of your day to email and to regular mail. For example, allot one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon to handling your written communications.

Unless you dedicate certain times to the handling of these communications, you will soon find yourself on the downward slope of decreased productivity.

TIP #6:
When you find yourself spending too much time doing non-productive activities, then you should seriously consider finding a third-party service provider who will assist you in those non-profitable business activities.

As an example, you might be in the mail-order business. You might believe that your time is best spent writing ad copy and setting up your advertising, but you find yourself spending far too much time taking care of your books to take care of your advertising in the manner that you should. In this event, it might make more sense to hire a bookkeeper to handle your financial records for you.

CONCLUSION:
In the end, the success of your home business is entirely and completely reliant upon you and the decisions that you make.

You had your reasons for deciding to start your own home based business. You must always keep your reasons in the forefront of your mind. You must always be able to rely upon your own self and your dedication to the success of your business.

Your friends and family might be annoyed that they cannot come visit upon their own whim, but when success comes to you and your business, they will better appreciate you for putting your foot down when necessary.

Success is within your reach, if only you can stay focused on your goals. You must decide to reach for your goals, and then, have the discipline necessary to reach them.

Home Business Things – When Things Get Tough the Tough Get Going

You know what? When things get tough you should realize you have to try harder just to keep up with your own status quo. Major clues may be that you appear to be stagnating (not making progress); or even worse you may be actually falling behind (sales are tanking).
Try it you'll like it!

Actually even this may be a positive thing because you may end up exceeding your past levels as a result of the extra effort you may put forth into trying to catch up! You may become re-enthused in accomplishing something with your business. Who knows at this time in your life, if you do not become even more excited about the possibilities and as a result be willing to make more effort to really succeed with your home business.

There is always something that seems paradoxical to some and that is to be ‘divorced from the fruits of your actions’. You naturally want to see results for your work. However it really can tend to make people want to rush and give them unrealistic expectations when they are only focused on the rewards. People really need to be aware that they need to focus on taking the actions that will eventually produce the results.

Otherwise you are putting ‘the carriage before the horse’. This is evident in many ‘new’ home business entrepreneurs where they are almost laser focused on – what they are going to get right away. They completely seem not to acknowledge logic or reality and insist that things will happen by osmosis merely because some successful guy told them it would.

They are in complete denial that they need to invest their time and effort to actually develop a business before they will see substantial results. It is not a quick, shallow half-effort a few times or once in a while. It needs to be a whole-hearted effort just like it would be if you had a job you wanted to do well with and succeed at.

The only difference is this one is for you – you are not putting forth this effort to make someone else rich. If you do it right and you really want it, it can be you that reaps the benefits. Think about that for a while especially if you feel bored or disenchanted with your life in general and/or your business in particular.

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