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Thursday Thirteen - 13 Random Business Thoughts

by Mary Emma Allen on February 21st, 2008


“Give yourself the time to think,” says author and leadership guru, John C. Maxwell.  He emphasizes the importance of setting aside time to think.

Often when I think, random thoughts flit through my mind. Sometimes these I immediately pursue. Other times I simply let my thoughts incubate, to be applied later. Perhaps I’ll think with pen and notebook in hand and write my thoughts down.
Some thoughts revolve around the theme, “How can I have a spectacular year this year?” Others simply find their way into the mix. (Also, they’re in no specific order. Isn’t that what random means?!!)

So here are some random thoughts about home business:

  1. See where new trends are heading and take advantage of them.
  2. Find ways to become more efficient and more effective.
  3. Uplifting thoughts are healing thoughts, progressive thoughts, dream building and goal setting thoughts.
  4. Learn from every mistake I make and put these lessons to use.
  5. I’ve found that markets, materials, and merchandising have changed tremendously over the years I’ve operated home businesses. This can be exciting rather than discouraging.
  6. A constant - be considerate of your customers…they’re important to you.
  7. What fun to look over the old handwritten records from a great, great grandfather’s country store. What would he have thought of computers? Or even hand held calculators?
  8. Learn to live with chaos when it happens…just find the time to pick up afterwards.
  9. Don’t put off doing something until everything is in absolutly perfect order…unless you’re planning to fly to the moon.
  10. Include more fun into my business. Customers and business associates like to have fun rather than being serious all the time.
  11. Listen more to others and discover their needs and concerns. But don’t listen so much you’re dragged into their problems if all they want to do is complain.
  12. Become solution oriented and turn challenges into adventures. My grandson often asks, “Is this an adventure, Nanny?”
  13. Find more time for hobbies and relaxation to “sweep the cobwebs from my mind.”

(c)2008 Mary Emma Allen

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6 opinions for Thursday Thirteen - 13 Random Business Thoughts

  • Lady Rose
    Feb 21, 2008 at 4:28 am

    I’m all for adding more fun My favorite hobby currently is crocheting - already started on tons of gifts for next xmas
    my first tt13 is up!

  • Kat's Krackerbox
    Feb 21, 2008 at 7:29 am

    I’ve always thought about starting a home-based business but I have way too many things that keep from gettting started. Maybe one day I will find the right thing for me to do and just do it!

  • Gailann
    Feb 21, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Hey, I’m so glad I found your blog. I’d love to start a home biz, but am a bit nervous about it. This is a great resourse! Thanks.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Feb 24, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I agree, Lady Rose, we must have some fun along the way. Sometimes this involves taking a break from our business. Other times our business can provide much of the enjoyment. My mother-in-law, although she wasn’t involved in a business, found crocheting very relaxing. We still enjoy those gifts she made for our birthdays and Christmas.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Feb 24, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Kat, when you find just that right business or the right time in your life, you’ll have the incentive to start your business. Thanks for stopping by and visiting us here at Home Biz Notes. Perhaps something Yvonne or I say will inspire you.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Feb 24, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Gailann, I’m pleased you find Home Biz Notes a good resource of home business ideas. Make a list of some of the ideas you might be thinking about for a home business. Then begin researching them. Why not run them by us and see what we can find out for you?

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