How To Focus On The Task At Hand With Your Online Home Business
When most people decide to take the plunge and go into business for themselves with…
When most people decide to take the plunge and go into business for themselves with an online home based enterprise they’re sometimes so excited about the prospect of working from home with no boss to hold them accountable that they fail to realize this responsibility, along with many others, now falls into their hands.
This is one of the main reasons why 95% of new home business start-ups fail and this should be one of the main reasons why we need to plan ahead and take this situation into account. Unfortunately some of us need someone to fill the role of the supervisor who knows how to get the most out of us when they need it most.
Sometimes we need someone on the job to motivate us, to chastise us, to redirect us when we lose sight of our goals and to congratulate us on a job well done. So when we’re on our own in our home office and we get a phone call from one of our friends inviting us to go out for a beer or we’re just wondering if we should take the afternoon off because it’s such a beautiful day who is going to crack the whip and get us focused on what we should be doing.
The answer of course is us and we have to understand how to do this before we entertain any notion of quitting our day jobs and going it alone. The question remains how do we stay focused and keep ourselves motivated on a daily basis when we’re working from home. This is where self discipline comes into play and in order to have any hope of succeeding online we need to find a way to keep ourselves in line so we stay focused on the task at hand.
One way to accomplish this is to try to eliminate as many distractions as possible from our work environment. Your home business office must be your sanctuary so you can concentrate on making the money you need to succeed. This means you have a business telephone in your work space with no one other than your business contacts having access to the number.
Also, television and radio seem to break our concentration when we need it most so it’s best to eliminate these distractions from your office. If something happens you must know about you have immediate access to the information you need at your finger tips via your computer.
Alert your family to the fact that things have changed at home and you’re not to be disturbed unless it’s an emergency. There are to be no requests to run to the store for milk and bread and if anyone needs a drive somewhere they can call a friend. You’re at work during the designated hours and that’s how everyone in the family has to approach the situation.
If you’re tempted to take a day off and go to the beach just remind yourself why you’re working from home. Your reason “why” should provide instant motivation because if you fail with your home business you know what the alternative will be. If you’re lucky you’ll get your old job back with your old boss who’ll never let you forget that you tried to be your own boss and failed, so this alone should deter you from taking that unscheduled day off.
Self discipline is a tremendous technique for remaining focused on the task at hand and if you don’t have it you need to acquire it in order to have any hope of succeeding online with your home based business.