It is a mistake to think that ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to motivating people to start and succeed with a home business. What works for me may have the opposite effect for you. There are multiple home business strategies that you can explore to find what works best for you.
For example, some people may actually find a benefit in ‘visualizing’ and this is all they need to stay focused and determined enough to actually cause their business to succeed by taking consistent action. This means they want to imagine themselves as wealthy, and to picture all of the things they would buy if they had the money. However others would be turned off immediately by this as they deem it to be ‘hokey’, ‘woo woo’ and even ‘witchcraft’.
Others who are logical will probably be most helped by having a solid plan of action, starting with being organized. They have specific goals for every stage of development. They will be interested in the concepts and theories, but more importantly will learn an exact plan of action that includes the steps they need to take, the resources they need to have, and to know how much time they will need to work each day.
Either way people need to be as committed to their home business as they are to their job. Just because we are our ‘own boss’ and can work ‘whenever we want’, we still need to treat it all very seriously if we expect to earn an income on a regular basis. We probably wouldn’t dare tell our boss, ‘Sure, I will do it tomorrow if I have time’ and certainly if we did, we would be sure to get it done at that time. When you ‘work for yourself’ it is all too easy to procrastinate and even just eliminate unpleasant tasks.
While nobody will fire you, it is less likely your business will be successful unless you are ‘taking care of business’ and ‘doing what you need to do’. On the one hand people are so worried about spending a few dollars as an investment to get their business off the ground; and yet then they will ignore what they need to do and may even quit without trying – wasting what money they did spend to start-up their home business.
It’s no big surprise that not everybody is cut out to be a home business entrepreneur – Some people function really well at a job where they have structure, and do a great job. However on their own, they just don’t have the motivation to do what may be a second job or something that will take up all of their spare time in the beginning. They are unwilling to make any sacrifices or to learn anything new. That’s ok, but then they need to understand they will always be stuck with the status quo for better or worse.