by Ed Yourdon
How Do You Plan To Succeed With Your Home Business? Discipline!
Your bed’s warm and comfy and you no longer have a clock to punch or boss to answer to, so why not sleep just a few more minutes… but wait, you ARE the boss and have a business to run! If you don’t get out of bed and make things happen, who will? How would this behavior translate if you lived in the jungle? Read on and find out:
It doesn’t matter whether you are a gazelle or a lion, when the sun comes up… you better be running. Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion… or… it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle… or… it will starve to death.
Without an employer, and no pressure of setting the alarm… that extra hour or two in bed may be very tempting! Not calling your prospects, taking a day off and postponing your marketing campaigns, and doing only the fun stuff can be very tempting.
The home business may be very competitive or very easy for you, it all comes down to how much effort you exert. Without discipline, you will be competing with all the lazy people that earn no money with their home business… and then eventually become one of them. Work hard at your business and enjoy the success the elite few enjoy!
To truly succeed as a serious home-based business owner, you need to be strong-willed and self-disciplined. You also need a solid, thorough, written plan to keep you on track and in constant motion.
Making sure that things keep progressing, make sure you plan ever step of the way. Whether you break up your days or weeks for different tasks… do it! Here are some points to consider:
Monday – Placing Your Paid Advertising
Tuesday – Link Building
Wednesday – Follow Up With Prospects
… it really is up to you!
Others prefer to perform a variety of tasks on any given day, for example:
Monday – marketing (morning), business building (afternoon)
Tuesday – Customer service (morning), Webinars (afternoon)
It is vitally important to plan for your business success!
If you are looking to create time and financial freedom with your home business, then don’t disregard the importance of planning. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
No plan = no business and no business = no freedom.
Keep ahead of those lions, and catch those gazelles… easy enough if you keep on running! Remember, your disciplined work ethic, and structured planning will result in your success.