Do I Have Time to Start a Home Business?

I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking that you need to make more money, you’re thinking that you need to find a secondary income, you’re thinking that you need a way, a plan B a just-in-case a fallback plan. I know exactly what you’re thinking because I was thinking those same exact things. You’re also thinking but I’m already really busy, I have a full-time job or I’m a full-time mom.

You may have noticed that it seems like everybody’s got a little side hustle going on these days, everybody’s got something that they’re doing on the side and that’s a clue to the fact that what we’ve been doing traditionally just it’s not working anymore. The simple fact is, times are different and we need to do more to get ahead, to pay off debt, to have things that we need or want. If you’re anything like me, I made good money but my debt far out exceeded what I was making and I just couldn’t figure out how to get ahead. If you feel like that, or if you’ve ever felt like that, then maybe you’re thinking I just need to work harder, I just need to work more, I just need to sleep less and learn how to multitask better. I wish I had an opportunity like I have now I wish I knew about something like an online business back then because I would have been able to work a lot smarter and less hours and make more of an income.
I’m here to tell you today that yes home businesses do work but only if you do them right. Most people fail at home-based businesses because of two things; lack of belief in themselves and lack of scheduling and just not knowing how to find the time. So today I want to cover for you a couple tips before you even take that leap of faith before you even jump and decide to sign on the bottom line and join a home-based business. I want to help you figure out if this something that’s feasible for you. The first thing I want you to do is to figure how much time do you spend every day watching television, figure out how much out how much time you spend each day just kind of surfing social media or going through your news feed. All those little things that may be taking some time away from you where you can potentially find power pockets of time to use to create your future.
When I was first building my home business, what I did was I used lunchtime and I used my drive time to build my business. Figure out where you can possibly fit in increments of time.
I’ve been a stay-at-home mom because of the success that I had with my home business. I’ve been able to be a stay-at-home and work my business in the pockets of time I have. A lot of times I would work from my phone, with home based businesses this is typically were a lot of work happens. We all have become masters at using our smartphones so this is a no brainer.
Second thing I’m going to recommend is to figure out what you can give up for the next two years, what can you sacrifice for the next two years in order to get ahead. When I train my team, when I bring them on, one of the things I say is how many hours per week are you willing to find, are you willing to carve out of your schedule to set you up for success. I am not saying to cut everything fun out of your life, but figure out what is going to be your business building time. What you need to figure out is what you could be doing in the time you have to push yourself farther. For me, instead of listening to music on the exercise bike or on the treadmill or in the car I was either making phone calls, doing personal development or listening to business training audios. I wanted to build this empire, so the pockets of time that I found or was willing to sacrifice for the time being contribute to my future and to where I am now. I had this dream I wanted to get out of debt and wanted to build this empire. So that’s tip number two: was to figure out okay what can I put on hold just for a while.

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How To Be More Productive

I have such an incredible productivity tip for you today. If you want to increase your productivity – you should journal or create your “to do” list the night before. So…when you wake up you hit the ground running, the other thing is your brain works on things while you are sleeping.

I heard this from Shark Tank star Daymond John, who also wrote the book The Power of Broke, he writes down the things that he is working towards or obsessed with, so that his brain can start working on them.

I usually like to watch tv and do mind numbing activities before going to bed and as some of you may know I have been struggling with insomnia lately. I thought to myself maybe this journaling might help, Chalene Johnson also speaks to this and does her “to do” list the night before.

I decided to journal what I was grateful for and then jot down my goals and finally listed the goals I was working on at the time. Starting with what I was grateful for put me in a positive state of mind before tackling my massive to do list. I was able to pull out my top five things that I would focus on the following day for the short time I have to work.

When I got to my desk to work I was able to start working on what I actually needed to get done that day. So often, I would sit down to work and have to spend time figuring out what I wanted to get done, I wasn’t being as productive as I should have been. When I sit down I need to be ready to work. and on this day I hammered through my list.

Figure out what things you need to do daily or monthly to reach your goal. You will definitely get more accomplished if you prepare for your day the night before.

Warm And Cold Market

Warm Market?  Cold market ? What does it all mean?  If you’re new to network marketing or you’re trying to figure out how to get started in network marketing, you’re going to hear these words a lot.

Think about a bulls-eye for moment.  Imagine your warm market being your family in the center of the bulls-eye, then it expands to people you know, then the outside of the bulls-eye is people you don’t know (social media etc.).

I want you to avoid one of the most common mistakes network marketers make, and that is not sharing with the people closest to you. This happens in all areas of the business world, but we as entrepreneurs often don’t share what we have to offer with those closest to us.

You want to start with the people closest to you and work your way outwards. A fire burns hottest from the center.

One Minute Business Tip Work Ethic

One minute business tip for you today is work ethic. It seems so simple but sometimes it is the small stuff that puts you ahead.

I help people start and run their own small businesses and have found that if you have the ability to focus, put your nose to the grindstone and get things done, then you have what you need  start a small business.

A strong work ethic will help your small business start-up and will continue to help your business succeed.

One Minute Business Tip Strong Mentor

One minute business tip for you today is find a strong mentor. This person can help navigate the waters you haven’t been in before.

So many of us are solo entrepreneurs, running home based businesses or online businesses, where we are doing it on our own. Get with someone that is one step ahead of you, they know the path and will help guide you.

Anything that you have done in the past where you were learning something new, you had someone teach you, it’s no different in business. I love mentoring people and helping them start their own home based businesses. Find a strong mentor and be open to the knowledge they can share with you.

1 Minute Business Tip Purpose

Here is my one minute business tip for you today. What is your purpose, your reason for doing what it is you want to do?

What I do is I specialize in helping people start successful home based businesses. They aren’t always successful when they start, but one thing that does guarantee success is a well defined HUGE why. Your reasons for starting that business and continuing with it need to be GINORMOUS.

1 Minute Business Tip Master Your Morning

My one minute business tip on how to master your mornings is to wake up early and figure out the best morning routine for success.

My daily morning routine is to get up super early and get the things I need done for ME before my kids wake up. I do my personal development, bible study and get in the things that put me in the right mindset to have a positive impact on my family and my team.

Get the things done that you know need done before the interruptions of the day come into play. When you only work a couple of hours a week, which is how much I work, you really need “focused time” when you sit down in front of the computer.

Wake up early. Even if you aren’t a morning person, try it and begin your day with a positive mindset.  It will carry you throughout your day.