Motivation is key to achieving any amount of success. Passion is the driving force behind motivation and every book or ebook that has been published on the subjects of money making and motivation, screams out Passion.
This is the most important ingredient in any successful entrepreneur, whether their business is online or offline. To go after that goal of working online from home for yourself requires a burning desire and passion to succeed. That desire should be strong enough to keep the fire of passion burning inside long enough for you to see the first financial returns from your online working efforts start rolling in.
When you see the first fruits of success, you become encouraged to carry on and inspired to do more. Of course, you need to have a strong belief in yourself and your abilities. There will be those who will try and put you off, those types of people who are strongly opinionated and comment about everything under the sun. Take it in your stride, be thick skinned, don’t let them affect you in any way.
People can be just plain jealous that you have started your own business, something that they would never have the guts to do. Don’t seek approval from others, keep the belief in yourself and the passion you have to finally break free of the 9 to 5 wage slavery. Have the ability and courage to make independent decisions and stick by them. Your conscience will be clear as you remain true to yourself. Notice that the negative opinions and nasty comments will disappear and maybe even turn into praise:
“I always had faith in you”, “I knew you could do it”, or words to that same effect.
“What are you doing, have you gone crazy!! Don’t you know that online businesses are basically scams!!??” That’s the popular opinion of many people in any part of the world. Your online business needs your approval and above all, belief – heart and soul.
Never underestimate that you are your own most valuable asset in your business, otherwise success and the income you planned to achieve from your online home business will keep eluding you. After all, if Thomas Edison did not believe that electricity could be harnessed to provide use with light, we would still be living in the dark ages, wouldn’t we?
Being flexible with working hours (but not to the point of staying in bed all day!!), being energetic, planning wisely, focusing on short-term objectives and stress control are hallmarks of a successful online home business owner.
Although it is very important to make a plan and see the “big picture”, remember that you can’t do it all at once. Small steps in the beginning lead on to large strides later! You may need to practice and train yourself if you think you are lacking in any of the necessary attributes. Get to know who you really are. Be honest, make a list, identify your short-comings and work to overcome them.
Having the motivation to start is very important but equally, to know when to stop is even more important. Strict discipline is required. Do not overwork or stress yourself to the point of not stopping. It will only burn out your imagination and render you useless for a period of time.
Driving yourself too hard to achieve a few bucks may well cause you to lose out on that next opportunity or sale, and that could amount to a large sum of money. Discipline yourself to work the set number of hours that should be part of your plan. Remember that your online business can’t function effectively without you!
Certainly at the early stages, building your online business and establishing your credibility is more important than earning money from it. This is an important truth and you should make sure your plans include sufficient funds set aside to cover living expenses. As your business begins to grow, the money you earn from it will also automatically grow.
Last but not the least, it is the emotional fear of failure that leads us to achieve actual failure. You are as successful as you think you are, or not, if that’s what you think. Your mind will direct you to do whatever you think, whether that is to fail or to succeed. Strategies and Mindset go hand-in-hand, so really believe in success, have a goal in mind and plan a strategy to achieve it.
Keep trying, keep believing in yourself and your own capabilities. The mind is a powerful thing, if you think you will fail, then you will. You have to develop the correct mindset. Look around for books/ebooks on Business Psychology, NLP and the Law of Attraction. I have found these subjects to be very beneficial and it’s no accident that most of the successful motivational speakers and business gurus out there attribute their success to having the right mindset, cultivated by one or all of these areas.
Check my website regularly, as I plan to also feature ebooks and courses on the best of these subjects related to a achieving a business mindset.
Remember, if failure happens, accept it as part of the learning process. Regard it as an opportunity to appreciate the benefit of the valuable knowledge you have gained. Everyone makes mistakes, learn from them. Babies fall many times before they finally master how to stand upright on two feet – but they never give up!
Here’s to Success in your Online Home Business!