Remember when you first started your work from home journey? You were likely attracted by the promise that making money online was easy. And the pictures of the house you could buy, the cars you could drive, and the vacations you could take just a few months into your work from home business.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t turned out to be that easy at all. Instead of having an easier life, you’re likely feeling more overwhelmed than ever. It’s not as easy as a couple of hours a night. Not if you want to succeed in this lifetime. And the work it takes to grow a successful work from home business is anything but easy.
A couple of years into my journey to grow a successful work from home online business, I realized something that troubled me a lot. This new business that was suppose to bring me happiness and freedom and all things good, was actually making me more miserable than ever.
Once I realized what it takes to grow a five figure a month business, I was completely overwhelmed. Yes, I’d finally figured out what I have to do, but I have no computer knowledge and am completely right-brained.
How would I ever be able to learn and implement everything it takes? If you haven’t had this feeling of being completely overwhelmed, you are probably still deluding yourself as to the effort and skill necessary to successfully work from home.
Don’t despair. As with most every problem, a little personal development and selfimprovement work can turn things around for you.
How you think about things is everything. So the first thing you are going to do is stop saying to yourself, “There’s no way I have the knowledge, skill or time to do this.”
Instead, think about how working from home is going to simplify your life. Working from home will give you so much more time. I can throw in a load of laundry while I work. And fold it during a break. I can take my kids to activities during the day, freeing up the evenings for dinner and bedtime without all the rush. And, I can go to the gym at night, which is a mental health break I couldn’t do without.
If I were slave to a time clock and a commute, there’s no way I could come home from work, make dinner, take the kids to gymnastics, go to the gym myself, and get everyone in bed before midnight. I’m worn out just thinking about it.
Start using your visualization and affirmation time to focus on how simple your life is. Not how simple it’s going to be. You’re programming your subconscious mind to believe that you’re already living the life you want.
Next time, we’ll talk about how to simplify your day while you’re still juggling your j-o-b and your work from home business. Then, your mindset will match your actions, and you’ll be happily on your way to work from home success.
JENNIFER HERNDON works from home with her kids. She has been enjoying the time freedom and financial benefits of working from home for over 11 years. Jennifer’s passion is empowering you to success through a positive mindset and consistent action. Start simplifying your life today with the Seven Simple Success Steps, Jennifer’s free mini-course designed to get you on track to work from home success.