One of the most important pieces of the puzzle however is really easy and can be a whole lot of fun if you let it. Setting goals.
Ask yourself what is the most important thing you want to achieve by having a home based business, then create a blueprint for success and follow through on your short-term and long-term goals; make sure to complete certain projects by a specified date.
Pay attention to every detail of your business and what you want to have in place so that you can move on to the next phase of setting up your business.
The best way to start with your goals is to look at the short term. Look at the next 6-12 months and write out everything that you want to accomplish in that time frame.
Some of your short term goals should focus on the kind of money you plan to make within a particular time frame and what kind of marketing best supports that financial goal. Long-term goals should focus on the longevity of time devoted to working your business and continued financial profit.
If you plan to replace your day job with a home-based business, chart on a calendar your target goal date. More often , we tend to put our dreams on hold to accommodate major life changes; marriage, family, career changes and physical health.
However, these life changes such as those just mentioned should serve as a catalyst to initiate a career change in our lives through a Home-Based Business; thus making it easier to focus on marriage, family and health.
Once you have established your goals, use a Daily Reminder and “Things To Do Today” to help keep track of what you have done and how far you have to go. This will help you stay focused.
Using personal motivators such as photos of things you want like a new home, new car, or exotic vacation as pleasant reinforcers can help you through the mental and physical process. Mental; to give you something to think about; physical to give you that extra push when you feel discouraged.
By doing all of these things you will have a clear view of what your goals are in your home based business and knowing WHAT you’re doing is nowhere near as important as knowing WHY you’re doing it!