Friday, January 28, 2011

Working From Home - When It Starts Feeling Like a Job

Okay, so you've started your online business, you've been diligently plugging away at it, but now your initial enthusiasm is starting to wane because you're not seeing results as quickly as you'd like to. It's at this point where you might be thinking, "Why bother?" You get up one morning and stare at your computer like it's your old boss, demanding that you sit down and get to work.

Here's the reason why you keep going ... because if you don't, you will never see results. And it won't be because the techniques you've been employing aren't working, but because you gave up. There’s no worse feeling in the world than to look back at any endeavor and wonder if you could have succeeded if you tried a little harder.

Think of enthusiasm as a party girl. Enthusiasm only wants to work as long as it’s new and fun. It’s Determination and Self-Discipline that actually get the job done when it stops being new.

Sometimes determination will keep moving you forward when enthusiasm is ready to call it quits. This is where self-discipline comes in. Set aside a couple of hours each day for work. During those hours, you can update your blog, read over your Work From Home guidelines, surf traffic exchanges, research new companies you can promote ... anything, so long as it is work related.

At the end of the day, you'll feel much better about yourself knowing that you at least did something to keep your Online Business going forward. In time, your efforts will pay off in dollars. For now, content yourself with knowing that today; you did the best you could.

And don’t worry, party girl Enthusiasm will be back once your efforts start earning you money. She is such a material girl, but that’s okay, because the work horses Determination and Self-Discipline will always get you where you’re going.

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