How to create a successful home business.
This is probably going to be the most important space in your house as it is the source of your income and possible freedom from a 9 to 5 job.
Your home office should inspire you to work and help you achieve your dreams. A successful home business should not be an afterthought.
This is where you will be spending most of your time in creating your dream business.
First things first.
Choose a location in your house or flat that has a window that you can let fresh air in and if possible a good view that relaxes you or makes you feel good.
Otherwise, buy a realistic poster of a scene that you can look at and inspires you.
Set about decorating your home office. Even if it's only the corner in a room, paint it to your liking. It should be very business like without frills.
It must be a professional space like you would expect from visiting a law firm or such.
Find yourself a desk (you can go to second-hand dealers or kerbside throw outs if you can't afford to buy a new one. Possibly a friend of yours may have one they don't need) that looks professional with drawers that will hold your office stationery.
Why would you do all this?
The main reason to set your space up like this is so that you will treat your business as a business and not as a hobby.
It will change your mindset. Your mindset must be set for success. Success is greatly influenced by the space you work in.
This doesn't have to cost you anything. This can be done using resources that are freely available. Search on the internet, you will be surprised at what is available for free.
When running your business from home it is too easy to get distracted. Decide on your hours and stay focused or it will be just a hobby.
If you are to be successful you need to think about everything you do, is it moving you towards your goals or away from them?
Every activity is either moving you towards your dreams or away from them.
Is attire important?
Although you can run a home business in your PJ's it is not advisable. Dress up smartly, this is preparation for work.
Dressing smartly also makes you think and act differently. If you respect yourself other's will respect you.
Sloppy dressing leads to sloppy thinking. You will see what I mean when you change the way you work.
Think about if you were successful. How would you dress? What company would you have around you?
Look at any successful people, whether in films or in real life, they surround themselves with beautiful things and inspiring people.
This is what it means to be successful.
As you become more and more successful you will attract different people into your life. You will become a mentor to some of them. You will lead by example.
To be successful you can't be the same person that you were before you became successful. Your life will change. Your attitude will change. You will gather different friends.
Are you ready for success?
Are you ready for success? I mean seriously? You cannot be the same as you are today as you will be when you are successful.
If you keeping doing the same as you have always been doing you will keep getting the same results.
To be successful means to change what you are doing which means you need to take a long hard look at your life and decide if a change is what you want?
Take it one step at a time.
Change comes about by putting one foot in front of the other. Take one step at a time.
Whenever you change it will be uncomfortable at first until it becomes the new norm.
It is an exciting journey and worthy of your time. Success is a journey to be savoured and not rushed. It's not the destination that is exciting, it's the journey.
This is where you learn and grow, you will outdo yourself in ways you never thought possible. It's risky as well. One is never certain.
But if you stick to a plan and follow through you will be successful.
It's no different to learning anything else. If you practice the guitar every day, of course in due course you will become a good guitarist, how good depends on how long you spend in practising.
It's the same with your own business, how successful you are and how quickly depends on how much time you give it.
Never stop! Success is about not stopping until you have achieved your goal no matter how long it takes.