This article (and the accompanying video below) shares 4 steps I take that I contribute to the success of my home-based business. A couple of these are action steps I took while I was still working full-time outside of the home and the rest are steps I had include after some “ah-ha” moments after I took the leap to full-time entrepreneurship.
# 1 – Get dressed
I’m not saying you have to get dressed as though you’re going to an office job, however, you will feel a difference when you take the time to put on clothing that are not for lounging around the house. For me, I put on a nice top or t-shirt and comfy pants, a scarf, my earrings and lipstick.
# 2 – Set Your Own Work Hours
Work-life balance is essential and when working from home it easy for the lines to get blurred. Setting a time schedule helps you to be more intentional with your time and ensure you are giving your home-life the attention and time it deserves.
# 3 – Have Somewhere Quiet to Work
Carving out a quiet work area in your home is important. It’s best if that area can only be used for work so that you can set a clear distinction between work and personal space. For example, I have a desk area in my living room and a recliner that I use in my bedroom. Those are the only areas I work in. My couch, bed, and kitchen table are off-limits for my business space.
# 4 – Work in Your Purpose
This step is the last listed, but, in my opinion, one of the most important ones. When you’re working and walking in your purpose you can truly be effective and efficient within your business. Yes, you will have stressful moments but working through them and overcoming obstacles will be worth it because this is your passion and “baby” that you’re cultivating.
Making the move to working for myself full-time was amazing! Throughout the process, it was S.M.A.R.T. goals and specific action steps that helped me make the transition.
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