It would seem like it’s easier to lay on the couch watching TV than to work on the copy for your new landing page. And that it’s easier to surf the internet for a new summer wardrobe than to sit at the computer and do keyword research. But it’s not.
With few exceptions, when you first start your work at home business you have very little time to build your business. Most have a full time job you are trying to free yourselves from. You work all day at your job only to come home to a million household responsibilities at night.
And of course you crave time with the kids or just plain relaxation time. Where ever that’s suppose to fit in. It’s a vicious cycle. You need more time to build this business that’s going to give you the time that you need.
I remember being told by an upline in my network marketing company that it’s easy not to do the things you need to do to achieve home business success. There is so much to do in life. And there’s no deadline for building your business. It’s so easy to think, “I’ll do that tomorrow.” Or, “I’m going to spend the whole weekend building my new work at home business.” But tomorrow comes. And goes. The weekend comes. And goes. You’re not even sure where it went.
Suddenly you realize you started your work at home business a year ago. And you’ve gathered maybe 10 customers. The worst part of it is, it hasn’t been easy.
Here’s what I found, for example. I needed to get my new landing page up. For months I told myself I’d do it tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow and this weekend for sure. When I finally did, it took about an hour. I thought, “wow, that was easy. Why didn’t I do that months ago.”
I wish I could add up all the time I spent thinking about how I needed to get that landing page up. It would have been so much easier to just do it. If I had just taken one hour on one of those nights I declared myself too tired to do it. What I finally realized about a lot of things that I put off doing — that delayed my home business success for years — was that it’s much easier to do them than to not do them.
There are two big reasons it’s easier to do what you need to do. First and obviously, you get it done. Which takes you one step closer to success. Which is easier than thinking about how you wish you were closer to success.
Second, you feel better than if you don’t do it. You’ll be so much happier seeing your work at home business growing than you would be thinking “I should be doing A, B, and C.”
Give it a try. Abandon excuses and find a way to do what you need to grow your work at home business. One thing at a time. You’ll find in the end that it’s much easier than watching TV.
JENNIFER HERNDON works at home with her kids. She has enjoyed the time freedom and financial benefits of working at home for over 11 years. Jennifer’s passion is empowering you to success through a positive attitude and consistent action. Discover the Seven Simple Success Steps for free in Jennifer’s new mini-course.