Success Means Getting Engaged

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No, I am not talking about getting married unless it’s to your business. The level of success you will see in your home-based business is usually directly reflective of the amount of engagement you have with your company and your team members.

It is extremely important that you are active in as many team and company meetings, groups, and chats as you can be. This is where you learn about your products, services, and marketing, are able to ask questions, hear what others on your team are doing that is working and what is not.

Helping others

You can also help others with your own experiences in things like your own marketing efforts, product and service testimonials. If you have training videos and documents, use them. Make sure to complete all suggested training videos, classes, and other material because these are here to help you succeed. If you try to go it alone or are too afraid to speak and engage with your team, you are likely to lose interest and drop out.

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No one wants that. We want you to succeed just as much as we want to succeed. You need to work with your sponsor and team members on a plan to create and meet the goals that will bring you success.

Plug-in

In order to keep your enthusiasm up, you have to keep reminding yourself of why you joined your company in the first place and you have to “Plug In”. When you plug into your company and your other teammates, there is an amazing momentum that is created and if you continue to plug in you and your team can ride that enthusiasm and momentum to success.

This is the reason why an accountability partner or group is a great idea. Each person is there to help motivate the others and make sure we are all being accountable for our own success by taking the necessary actions and steps to succeed.

Give it your all

success with momentumSo the moral of this story is…. If you want to be successful plug in, talk to your sponsor, and take the training. Engage in the chats, groups and team meetings, push yourself, write your goals, read your goals and make new ones as you complete the old. You can be successful at anything you choose to do. Build that momentum and give it 100%.

 

 

 

Top 10 Tips For Your Work At Home Entrepreneurs

There are so many simple ideas about how you do your business that can actually help you grow. Below you will find some really awesome tips to use when building your online business. Check them out and make sure you are doing each one that applies today!

1. Make sure you have a good work environment. You can’t always get away from those little distractions and you may not want to because some of those little guys are why you are working at home in the first place but do your best to create a space around you that lets you focus and work with the least amount of distractions.

2. Dress the part.  You don’t have to get too fancy but when you dress as a professional you feel like a professional.

3. Brand yourself.  Don’t underestimate the importance of branding yourself rather than your company. The truth is people are likely buying what you are selling anyhow. So the only thing you need to do is let them know why they should buy it from you. Make yourself an “expert” in your field. Offer value.

4. Be organized.  Losing a customer’s information may mean the loss of a sale. Organize your records, contacts, contracts, customers, scripts and other information. Not being able to find information that is requested by a customer quickly just looks bad.

5. Manage your time.  Just like you need to organize your tools you also need to organize your time. If you don’t organize your time you may be wasting time during good working hours and working during good family, or “me time”. You need both.

6. Look into tax benefits.  As a home business owner, you may be able to take advantage of tax deductions, if you use your office and certain electronics exclusively for business.

7. Utilize social media.  You should start building your email list immediately but don’t forget that if cultivated properly your social media accounts are also lists of potential customers.

8. Personal development.  Make sure you are working on yourself constantly. One of the quickest ways to do this is to read books from success people that are where you want to be. Click here for some suggestions.

9. Hire a helper.  Once your business size warrants it, get an assistant. This will take some of the load off of your shoulders so that you can focus on building new business.

10. No negativity.  Push yourself, but do not be too hard on yourself. If you are watching successful people online and wondering why you don’t have the same success that they have, remember that you have no idea how they got where they are or how long it took. Those that are really successful almost always had to go through many trials to get where they are.

That’s it. These are actually very simple tips that you can implement today to make your life in your home based business easier.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or if you have topics that you would like me to cover. Have an amazingly successful week!

 

Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” ~ Jim Rohn

Work at Home Mom-Unlimited Opportunity

Are you work at home mom?

work at home momYou used to be fairly limited by what exactly you could do from home. Work at home mom… this has a whole new meaning. Thanks to network marketing we have an abundance of moms running virtual empires these days with all sorts of products and services. However, it has always been an industry dominated by woman it has seen a dramatic increase in men joining for just that reason.  The potential is unlimited! It used to be the only options were pretty much vitamins, jewelry and household products. Now you can find a network marketing business in just about every niche, from all the familiar products to waist shapers, travel, candles, aroma therapy, Forex and even feminine products!

So whether you are a work at home mom or dad, there is clearly something for everyone.  People are retiring their spouses, taking the trips they never imagined they could take, eating in the restaurants they previously could not afford. All because they took a chance on this thriving industry of industries.

Pyramid Scheme?

MLM is often still mistakenly referred to a pyramid schemes or scam. Did you know that the industry is heavily regulated? Not to say there are no scams out there, but if you do your due diligence and research a work at home dadbit, you will find that these companies are real and people are making real money. Did you know that one of the oldest has been around for almost 60 years? That’s longer than most other types of businesses!

As for the pyramid, where do you work? Think about it. Is there an owner? Are there managers, supervisors and different levels of workers? Will you ever make as much as the owner of the company? Not likely if the company is doing well. How about the managers and supervisors? Generally you could, if you worked hard and became one yourself. MLM is structured the same way. If you work hard and take your business seriously, you can work your way up the ladder of network marketing success and often you have the ability to surpass the people above you, financially if you really want to. In most network marketing companies you, as a work at home mom, are limited by you and you alone.

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! FACEBOOK IS A PYRAMID SCHEME!

No it’s a business. Look at the image on the right. It is structured like this because those who work harder on a concept that sells get paid more. That is just the ownership structure, the business model is going to be about the same. The idea/know how guy is usually first. It’s his idea right? No one would make money if he did not have the idea or the vision to pull it off. Whether he created it or he had the vision and made it happen, he is the main man and usually at the top. Then you usually have the trusted advisers. People the guy on top knows, or at least believes, are going to make this company a success and a successful company is good for everyone.facebook

But guess what? In network marketing the company structure is present but there is another structure as well. The part that you are a part of. The part that can actually have you earning an unbelievable income and you were not hand picked. You get to decide when to jump in and where you are going to be on that ladder. Sometimes you get a little lucky on top of that, but mostly it takes hard work, accountability, learning, vision and more hard work.

Social Media brings prospects upfront and center

Speaking of Facebook, with everyone on some sort of social media or another and having their cell phones with them everywhere, you are literally a click away from your perfect prospects. Almost everyone is in your market now, depending of course on what you decide to promote. Many people are actually in multiple businesses because they can be. They have the time to do it and they have customer reach like never before. Which brings in multiple streams of income for them. Just because you have easy access to them does not mean they will buy from you. You want to think about what type of business you want to promote, what gets you excited? What is going to make you wake up in the morning and be enthusiastic to get your day going? Having the passion will make you do what you need to do every single day.

As a new work at home mom, find your niche and dig in. Learn everything you can but don’t wait to start building! You don’t need to know everything about your business  to create something amazing! Constant personal development is a must. Read the books of successful entrepreneurs. Keep your head in the right place. Success can come to everyone, but not everyone will reach far enough out there to receive it.

For some ideas on what to read where you can even download some of my favorites for free visit: http://homebusiness-wealth.net/thinkandgrowrich/

 

Building Momentum- Getting Your Momentum Back

When you first begin your business you are full of optimistic potential, momentum is high. Building momentum comes pretty easily, it’s really just there. That energy is created naturally with your enthusiasm. It’s new, it’s exciting. The potential seems limitless. So you are doing the deeds, working hard, prospecting, talking to people and getting them excited.

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As time goes on you can lose that momentum. You can begin to lose that excitement and eventually you may lose interest. There are many reasons that can happen, team members change, company changes, and especially personal issues and family problems.

Loss in momentum happens to most everyone at some point or even multiple points in their business but getting it back is the key.

Raising the momentum in your business will have a major effect on how well you do. Keeping the momentum up is even more important, but if you have lost momentum you can get it back. Momentum is created with energy

The easiest way to get back your momentum is to take action and lots of it. Taking action starts to create enthusiasm, first in you, then it will spread to those around you. Enthusiasm is contagious.

Create enthusiasm in yourself and it will rub off on those you talk to. If you are having trouble doing that. Go back and ask yourself the following questions.

1. Why did you start your business?

2. What goals did you want to accomplish?

3. Is it still possible to achieve these goals?

The answer is likely to be yes to all these questions.

So what has really changed? Not the business, not the opportunity, definitely not the potential. What has changed is your perspective. A really great way to get your perspective back in line and to build up your enthusiasm is to read books that help create excitement for what you are trying to accomplish. There are so many. A few of my favorites including some that are downloadable can be found at http://homebusiness-wealth.net/thinkandgrowrich

You can also watch videos specifically created to help you build your business. When you watch these videos they give you back that sense of “I can do this” They show you people who have done it. People like Anthony Robbins, Eric Worre, Bob Proctor, and many othersBuilding momentum have many videos on Youtube. They’re free and they are a great way to start to get your enthusiasm back.

These books and motivational videos can help get you in the proper mindset. Bring your vision back into perspective. So that you can get to building momentum for your business again. They show you ordinary people just like you, doing extraordinary things. This is not a false sense of power. The power is real. The power is in you. You just have to do things that remind you of that each and every day. It may be a bit hard at first but keep it up every day. If you have others that will join you in building momentum, even better. Teamwork really can make the dream work. When you are accountable to each other and you are each committed success is almost guaranteed.

Keep building your own inner momentum and you will start to see it in others. Other people will start to feel that momentum. Feel the power and you will see the results in your business and in the businesses of those you are working with. Action begets enthusiasm, enthusiasm is contagious and this a creates momentum, the kind of momentum that you can ride all the way to the bank.

Building Momentum in your business takes time and effort but success always does.

15 Ways To Bring Joy Back To Your Business

 

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Owning your own home business can be fun and exciting but it also can be draining. If you work from home, especially if you are new, you may find that you are so busy you forget to just be.  You forget to do the things you love that don’t involve your computer/business. You forget to eat sometimes and other times all you want to do is eat.

If you are not careful you will forget why you wanted to own a home business in the first place and it becomes more of a chore and less fun and you may feel you have less freedom than when you started. Below are a few ideas to help you bring the joy back into your work from home life.

1. Stop working Sounds easy doesn’t it, even obvious, but it’s not always easy. Sometimes you may find it hard to tear yourself away for a little while even  when what you’re doing is not as productive as you would like it to be and often that is why you can’t, but should, get away for a bit. You feel guilty when your not working because when you are you’re often distracted. So stop and go watch a movie with your family, go grab some dinner out with friends.

2. Read- You may be a leader or mentor but don’t forget you will always be a student. If you’re not constantly adding to the knowledge you have your mind will become stagnant. As humans we have a natural hunger to be more, to do more and to know more. The more you know the more you grow.

3.  Change your perception- In my opinion perception one of the most important things to work on. How you look at a situation determines exactly what you are going to do to grow it, live with it or get rid of it. If you look at your current situation and think you’re going to fail, you are much more likely to do so. If you look at the same situation but immediately decide you will overcome and persevere you will consciously and subconsciously do everything that is needed to succeed instead. You will find a way.  

4. Create a goal list- Create a list of daily goals and a list of long-term goals and look at these every day! Keep your mind focused on where you want to be in a positive way, focused and determined. As you tick off these goals you will feel a real sense of accomplishment that will keep you excited about your home business and growing.

5. Meditate- Meditation calms the mind and helps keep things in proper perspective and people often report getting some of their best ideas during meditation.

6. Do something you love- Do you love to golf, hit the beach, arts an crafts? Take some time to do it. If you keep skipping the things you love, you may become subconsciously bitter. If you do those things from time to time, you will feel better about what you are doing

7. Take a vacation- If you really want to refresh your mind and body, take some time to go out and visit your favorite vacation spots. Go camping or to the beach or any other favorite you have. You will come back refreshed and ready to roll.

8. Step outside- Just for a few minutes, notice the colors of the flowers, the sky and the trees. Listen to the sounds of traffic, crickets, and people laughing. some home business owners rarely get outside for any real period of time and I am not talking about the grocery store! Smile  Work from someplace else! You have a mobile business now.

9. Help someone else- One of the fastest ways to feel joy is to help someone else, just to help them. No gain, no accolades. There is just some naturally human about the happiness we feel when we can help someone else out and surprisingly enough this feeling still exists when you help someone you are not so fond of. So in the meantime you may repair old bitter feelings on both sides!

10. Get together with people who share your vision- There is nothing as motivating as being around people with the same or similar vision that you have. You motivate each other and become accountable to the group. Becoming accountable to someone (just like in a J.O.B. you are accountable to your boss), makes you get more done.

11. Conquer a fear- What are you afraid of? Not the big things, the little things.  Are you afraid to start up new conversations with strangers on Facebook so you wait for people to come to you? Are you afraid to do video because you might say the wrong things. Maybe you’re afraid to start a blog because you have no idea what to say. Take one of your fears and go do it then do it again and again. You will conquer that fear. You are likely even to become really good at it.

12. Exercise- This one is more for me but I am sure some of ya’ll can relate. Exercise makes you feel good. your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, happy happy, joy, joy! So it’s hard to start but once you get in the habit it will be hard to stop. I have even noticed a reduction in sinus problems when I exercise.

13. Rededicate yourself to your home business- if you have lost your drive a bit, remember why you are doing this. Remember your vision and where you want to be, what you want to teach your children and that God made you special. He made you to make a difference! Take out those goals and study them. You can even meditate on them.

14. Forgive yourself daily- Many people carry around a lot of guilt and that guilt will do a lot to the psyche. It can actually stop you from doing the things you need to do to be successful. It can cause you to sabotage your own actions. If you have done what you need to do, apologized or asked for forgiveness from wherever that guilt is coming from it is helping no one to continue to feel guilty so forgive yourself so that you can move on.

15. Forgive others- This is a big one and can be hard to do. Your bitter feelings whether they are validated or not, do nothing to help you in your life and they usually do not hurt the person you are angry at. They can be detrimental even. Let go of the ego and let go of the anger. Forgive others because even when you are not thinking about it not forgiving can be robbing you of your joy.

This is just a small list of things you can do to bring joy back to you and your home business. You probably have some of your own ideas that will help to do this in your own life. Use those. Life is short. Your home business is your dream, you can and should make it happen.