Self-employed? Do You Think Like an Entrepreneur?
In order to BE a self-employed person it’s important that you start thinking like one. It’s all too easy to find yourself reverting to that nine-to-five mentality. The most important thing to remember is to make sure you complete each task you have set yourself through the day so that you can believe that you really are working towards your goal.
Sometimes a self-employed person has to make decisions about their business. There are times when you are required to find solutions to problems, or maybe you come across a hurdle that is preventing your progress that day and you need to overcome it. Sometimes you just need time to think quietly so that the ideas can come to you. Don’t think that just because you’re not pounding away at your computer keyboard, you’re not working at your business.
Sometimes you need to be in a situation where it’s okay NOT to answer the phone every time it rings. That’s what voicemail is for, and the same goes for email. In a nine-to-five job you may have been required to leave the email program open all day and answer each one as it arrived. You will find in your own business that it’s okay to only check email several times a day instead of constantly being interrupted. It’s actually more productive than having to stop your thought process every time “you have mail.”
You’re going to have days where you feel you didn’t accomplish much. Then again, you’ll have days where you’ll feel you can conquer the world and you’ll be amazed at how much you got done. Some days you may not finish many tasks, but you’ll make a decision on a problem that needed to be addressed. Or, you will have learned a valuable lesson about yourself.
Don’t over-analyse your tasks and break them down too much. Yes, you will need to record and track results, but work out a program to do this to make it easy, then you can concentrate on doing the things that make you money instead of the worrying how much you earn each day. You must get used the fact that each day is different, so you will more likely find that you will earn more one day than another. As long as your business is moving forward, then you will know you’re on the right path. Remember that you may need to spend some time on marketing issues, and even though you may not earn as much money that day, you will benefit from it in the future.
Instead of worrying about whatever benefits you do or don’t have, think about the main benefit, which is that you only answer to yourself. Everything will benefit you more sooner or later. Your income from your business isn’t dependent on somebody else’s budget, it’s up to you and your goals and aspirations. You can take this as far as YOU want to go.
If you are working in the network marketing industry, then you will need to start to think like a marketer too. Thinking like a marketer and also like an entrepreneur is key. If you can successfully market, which will include both product and your opportunity then you are destined to be successful. Remember the funded proposal system that can help you to make money to help you in your marketing efforts. One thing most entrepreneurs do the4se days is work on multiple streams of income so that if one part of the business fails, you have so much more to ensure you still have an income.
If you are doing what you truly LOVE to do, then it’s more likely that you will have the desire to succeed. Get into the right mindset and start to think like an entrepreneur and an expert in your field. With the will, direction and desire to reach your goal, the only one holding you back is you.
To the future,