Work Habits Can Make Or Break You – Working Online Risks

Work Habits Can Make Or Break You – Working Online Risks

working from home sign with arrow imagesDream of working at home, making your own schedule, being your own boss?  Many budding entrepreneurs focus on the freedom and neglect to carry over some work habits and work ethics from their regular [W-2] job.  This neglect can cost you the success you crave.  And, keep success just out of reach.

So what are the work habits you already have that should be cultivated and what work habits for the entrepreneur should be revised?

  • Being a self starter, a person who takes pride in their work, is reliable, is on time and keeps to a schedule to get the job done are wonderful work habits that will translate into successful habits for the entrepreneur working at home.
  • Procrastination and having a need for supervision to perform the task are counter-productive to any work, but forecast disaster for someone working at home.

Keeping and cultivating the good habits and working to learn skills to improve on poor work habits can make the difference between success and disaster for the entrepreneur working at home.

  • A person, who needs or feels more comfortable with supervision to perform a task or complete it, will need to study the new job at hand.  Based on this information of what needs to be done to work online at home, a schedule must be made. The tasks are like a check list in the schedule.  Strict adherence to the schedule is a must.
  • A person who procrastinates will need to do some soul searching and really look to discover their very own passion in life.  For example: I have a need to be of help to people.  That passion led me to return to school to become a therapist, and now an entrepreneur.  When this passion is identified and focused upon,  procrastination fades away.

Scheduling is important for the self starter also.  The entrepreneur needs to make own schedule that puts enough time in areas that are required to complete.  Making sure the schedule is fluid to allow for change to meet the needs of a growing business is vital.

  • The beginning entrepreneur working at home will needs lots of learning and reading time followed by advertising and writing time to get leads.
  • Later the entrepreneur will need less time in the schedule to learn, and write and more to advertise.   Also, as the business starts to grow the entrepreneur will need to add time in schedule for cultivating leads and customers.

The good habits and work ethics are of great benefit for the work at home entrepreneur.  The less functional work habits can be modified and changed with some effort.  A person who takes the time to identify their passion and build upon it will have an easier time focusing their time for their own business.  Following your dream to become a successful online entrepreneur at home does require self discipline and work that is both similar and different from the W-2 employment.
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Focused or Frustrated in Your Online Business?

Focused or Frustrated in Your Online Business?

focus1A good entrepreneur working at home online knows he needs to be focused and disciplined.  He needs to follow his self designed schedule faithfully.  His schedule is easier to follow if it is based on his personal focus otherwise he has growing frustration.

I was a frustrated focuser when I started working at home online!  I had a good product, one I was proud of.  I had a good and helpful up-line/mentor.  I had an inclusive company sponsored website that I could personalize.  There was good basic [introductory] level training that I studied.  But… I was ineffective.  This is how I got over being so scattered and frustrated.

My mentor told me to get motivated.  I was motivated!  I wanted to quit my “job” and work from home in my slippers with the teapot nearby.  Then along came a couple of real cute reasons that increased my desire to make my own schedule.  Their names are Alan and Abby, my grandchildren.  Well isn’t that motivation enough?  Evidently not for frustration abounded.

  • Then I discovered there is motivation and motivation fueled by passion.  I spent quite some time identifying my passion in life through lots of self questions.  Questions like: What do I really like about my current job and why?  [There was LOTS I did not like.]  If I did not have to work what would I be doing and why?  What is my favorite thing to do and why?  What makes me joyous [not just happy] and why?
  • When I answered all these questions, I took those answers and asked myself why again.   What was behind the answer that I gave myself?  I kept going deeper with each question [like layers of an onion] until my why for all the questions was hinging on a single core thought.
  • Yipeeee!  I had discovered my passion!   I had a passionate need to be of service and to help people.  Ahaaa!  That was why I had been an unhappy secretary, a happy Mom and a happy therapist in the past.  I had a need to help.  Hmmmm But, where to go with that.

My motivation to become an entrepreneur was to be fueled by my passion to help people.   That explained why I was not doing well selling online product.  As good as the product was, I did not perceive it as being fueled by passion.  Shifting my business focus to helping people succeed at their own online businesses through mentoring did fulfill my passion.

                   Burning desire = passion!  So I had identified my burning desire!

My next move was to determine what I needed to do to have the passion fulfilled.  It turned out that I needed to switch company affiliations to one that had a focus on helping others achieve success as well as an excellent product.  Then, I needed to learn a whole different set of skills.  But having identified my passion provided me with the focus to set myself a learning schedule.

The learning will never cease as I plan to grow even more.  But it is so much easier since I took the time to identify my passion over 5 years ago and to work with it instead of against it.  Find and focus on your passion to succeed in what ever business will fuel your passion

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