What is YOUR purpose for your business?
- What would you like to see it do for you and your family?
- Is there anything that you would like to have or do now or that you would like to have or do in the future?
- Where would you like to travel?
- What impact do you see your business having on your family?
- How do you share your goal setting and business strategies with your family?
- Do you discuss your business with your “significant other”, a special friend, and your children?
- Can you see how beneficial it will be for your family to be a part of the planning process?
Wouldn’t you like your children to grow up knowing how to set goals, a technique they will have learned from observing you and participating with you in your business? They too will learn that they can be successful in reaching their dreams, provided they are willing to plan and work as hard as you are. Isn’t this a good reason for you to set goals and design a strategy for success? "Your children are watching you."
It is much easier to enjoy your work when you are excited about what you do. I personally have found a business where I am able to say I love what I do. I love teaching people how they too can achieve the same satisfaction from their businesses. When having a business where not only sharing a product but a business opportunity as well, it is extremely important that you make sure you are demonstrating the real benefits of your business that your potential representatives can enjoy too.
It is important to realize that your Purpose, Passion, andPlan will mean absolutely nothing without total commitment and dedication. How do you determine the strength of your commitment? Are you willing to do those things that will make you a successful businessperson when you don’t feel like doing them? What are you committed to doing to help your business? It is very important to be sure that you are honest with yourself about your business. Do you really treat your business like a business?
Don’t let fears keep you from doing the things you have to do in your business either. It is important that you overcome any fears that you encounter as you grow your business. It isn’t any different than any other job that you wish to be successful doing just because you do it from home. There are jobs that you have to do when you have your own business.
Do you have a good boss? Or did someone tell you that you don’t have a boss in a home-based business? In a home-based business there is still a boss. Guess who it is. You! Are you going to be an understanding boss but not to the extent of saying, "you don’t have to work today", without even having a very good reason? Are you going to be a boss with expectations? Don’t overlook this; go back and read the previous question again, for without expectations you can never have a successful business. Are you going to be a boss with expectations?
The key to being your own successful boss is a work plan and being flexible with that plan, just not too flexible so that you end up “flexing” yourself right out of business. There is a real difference between deciding when to work on your business and whether to work on your business at all. If you find yourself making choices as to whether or not to work at all, it sounds like you have a hobby. Remember that hobbies cause you to spend money. A business is designed to make you money.
Take a look at your daily plan to build your business. Remember that you are your own boss and you determine your own paycheck. If things are not going well, you know who to talk to–-the boss! If you find yourself talking to yourself frequently about the problems in your business, it’s time for you to get serious and take a good hard look at what you are doing.
Seriously consider the following questions.
- How many people do you want to reach every day?
- Have you planned to make enough contacts to take you where you want to go with your business?
- Are you taking advantage of your daily routine to include prospecting, sharing, and caring enough to take time to share information about your company’s products and business opportunities with the people you contact?