Preparing Your Mind and Body
for the Work-at-Home Experience
Your goal has finally been
realized. You're finally going to take that giant step into the mysterious
world of working at home, but you have some concerns. You've heard all the
myths, negative talk, etc. that others throw your way when you enlighten them
about your new-found dream.
Don't let negative people
stop you from going after your dream of working at home. If you really
want to work from home, you'll find comfort in knowing that millions of people
are already doing it with success!
Preparation is the key to
a great work-at-home experience. Below are a few simple steps you can take to
prepare yourself for the work-at-home experience and avoid potential pitfalls.
Preparing Mentally and Eliminating Fears
Mental preparation is the
first step because success begins in your mind. You should eliminate all
fears of working from home because ultimately, there are absolutely no
guarantees in the business/employment world. Keep your mind on your goals,
not on all the things that "could" happen. If you have a comfortable
nine-to-five job and fear losing that security in order to work at home, that's
perfectly normal. However, when you decide to start your own home
business, you'll need to keep your goals ever before you. When fears creep
up in your mind, remind yourself that any job could be terminated at any time in
the business world. So why not have your own business where you're free to
make the decisions which determine your future?
Prepare your mind by
eliminating fears and keeping focused on your business goals. Work daily
to reach those goals, and you'll reap the rewards.
Preparing for a Roller Coaster Experience
One thing that's
guaranteed with owning a home business is the roller coaster ride experience.
Be prepared to experience ups and downs with finances, customer demand, product
or service availability and everything else that goes along with a business.
If you're the type of person who loves adventure, this probably excites you.
If you're more of a steady, even-flow type of person, then this may sound a
A great way to prepare for
the ups and downs is to have a budget. Learning to budget for a business
is a great stress reliever. Why? Because a budget places the
financial burden on paper instead of on your shoulders! A budget will free you
from the temptations to overspend when profits are up as well as from
temptations to quit every time things are down. It can actually be fun to
watch the trends of your business each month, and eventually year by year.
Preparing Physically for a Change in Pace
If you're leaving a very
active job in the workforce to start a computer-based business at home, then
you're in for some surprises. You might not realize how active you really
were on the job until you're confined to the computer all day.
Never stop being active.
There's a temptation to stop all activity when you begin working from home.
Unfortunately, activity is what stimulates the mind and enables your body to
keep functioning at the right pace. The less active you are, the less energy
you will have. Prepare yourself by committing to at least a small frame of
time each morning for exercise. Take a thirty-minute walk in the morning
and during your lunch break to clear your mind. Go to the gym daily, or
take the kids to the park. Keeping yourself active also keeps your mind
full of fresh ideas for business expansion, promotion and producing quality
When you're prepared,
working from home will seem less stressful and more enjoyable. Your focus
will be clear and you'll be able to reach your business goals.
About the Author
Nicole Taylor is a successful Internet
Marketer who helps people from all over the world start a home business and make
money online. Please visit
http://www.im-making-money.com for more information.
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