Saturday, December 1, 2007

Home Business Chicago-Even in Home Based Business Work and Play Don't Mix

Home Business Chicago-Even in Home Based Business Work and Play Don't Mix

"I will do it later." "I need to have some coffee and read the paper first." "I can take that personal phone call." "I work better under deadlines." Does this sound familiar? Maybe it does if you had home based business. These statements have destroyed so many home businesses regardless of how brilliant the business owner was.

As work at home opportunities increase and more people enter into a business everyday, it can often become a revolving door. Why? Plain and simple, having the desire to work at home and do for self is great and important to starting the business, but in order to sustain the business the owner has to have personal discipline. Most people who fail with a home based business usually do so because of lack of discipline.

Before embarking on a home business journey, it is highly recommended that you do a self-evaluation. Do you really have what it takes to work at home for 5, 6, 7 or hours a day? Do you know how to set up your business so that you won't be distracted by family members? Can you say no to non-business phone calls, television, and radio during your work hours?

For those who can't say no, they soon find out that they are not cut out for a home based business and they are back working a 9 to 5 for someone else. My mentor, Michelangelo Lopez from the University of Internet gave me some very important advise which was like a revelation for me. He said that you can't treat your business like a hobby. He also told me that if you see or hear an internet guru telling you that they work at home in their pajamas than they are lying.

How serious would you take your present job if you came to work in your pajamas? Would your boss or co-workers take you serious? Remember dress for success? A man who comes to work dress with a shirt, tie and slacks will carry himself a little differently than one who comes dressed casual in jeans and a tee shirt.

Michelangelo Lopez says that he treats his home business like he's actually working for someone else. He wakes up and dresses like he is going to work. He told me to imagine that you are working for biggest, meanest boss who is on him every minute. You've got to be able to separate your work from your personal life. But whatever you are doing, you have to have regular hours, and you have to have the discipline to stick to those hours, otherwise you end up not getting a lot accomplished. Take your home business as serious, if not more serious than you would your outside job.

Tips for getting the job done:
1. Set a schedule and stick to it.2. Do what has to be done and not what you want to do.3. Keep distractions to a minimum.4. Be flexible but responsible.

Chauncey Murdock is a nurse and internet marketer. His website is 310-946-1345
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