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Stop Waiting For Someone To Tell You What To Do Next - You’re The Boss

by Yvonne Russell on January 27th, 2008


Tom Miller at Wired.com gives 8 excellent tips for home business and network marketing. “Stop waiting for someone to tell you what to do next” is first on the list.

I love this tip - so basic, yet so important. Being your own boss is great, but it also means you have to be motivated and organized to maintain business momentum. Especially in a sole proprietor home business, if you don’t make it happen, nothing happens, and you have no business.

Miller also talks about believing in yourself as a business owner, and that you are worthy of making a subtantial amount of money. He says,

This state of mind only changes after a combination of consistent self education, training and coaching.

He talks about eliminating things that are holding you back and having cash flow from the start. And here’s a big one -Take action and stop procrastinating. It’s easy to get caught up in tasks that are not priorities. Networking and research are important, but keep a balance and spend most of the time on tasks that will produce an income.

Have an action plan and focus. I highly recommend reading the full article - a great start for someone starting out, or as a refresher for experienced home business owners.

  • Do you have tips for keeping yourself motivated and focused in your home business?
  • What are your main procrastination hurdles?
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2 opinions for Stop Waiting For Someone To Tell You What To Do Next - You’re The Boss

  • Ashley Burr
    Jan 28, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    I have found that the biggest obstacle to working from home is being at home…I have to turn the TV off and plan when EXACTLY I am going to work. Otherwise, my life gets in the way. I need to make sure, not just that I get my baby down for a nap, but that I do ALL necessary prep work while he is awake so that when he finally goes down, I can do some serious work. Plan and prioritize. ODesk has helped me do that by taking care of tracking hours and screen shotting my work so that I don’t have to go back and document it.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Jan 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Hi Ashley
    I’m sure many of us who spend time working from home can absolutely identify with you.

    ODesk looks like an interesting concept. Thanks for sharing it.

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