If you have a home based business do you think of yourself as a business owner, a leader and someone who is building wealth?
In my last blog post Start Your Home Based Business Like a Business I talked about treating your home based business like a business from day one. Some of the comments and discussions that resulted from this have prompted me to go deeper into my first point: treat your business like a real business from the beginning.
Working out of home gives us something many of us have craved for – time freedom. With this of course comes the need to have some discipline with how we spend our time. If we are serious about building a business it needs our focused time.
I have always loved the saying “people do not plan to fail, they fail to plan”. Without a plan we will not magically build a business.
It is so easy in our new world of social media and the internet to see hours disappear without doing anything really productive. I am guilty of this at times and I know I am not the only one.
Personally I believe an office type work environment can also be very unproductive. I know in many of my past roles I have reached the end of the day and not ticked off one item from my “to do list”. I have merely reacted to staff queries, client calls and whatever else happened in the day.
I have attended many “time management” workshops, implemented systems and read a myriad of business books on time management, achievement and other related topics. Many of these had great ideas and many I still use today. One book that helped me focus on what is important was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Foundational Principles I recommend it.
I truly believe the way we see ourselves is key. Do you see yourself as a business owner? Do you see yourself as building a business? This is fundamental to how you will function in your day. It does not matter if you are currently the sole person in your business and you do not as yet have a team, you can focus on where you are going. Start with the end in mind!
If you have not read Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki it is a must read for anyone wanting to create a business and wealth. If you have read it I suggest you do what I have done and read it again and continue to get deeper layers of understanding from this book. I have read it many many times.
Mindset can be developed and it is perhaps the most important factor in business success.
I would love your comments and tips on how you work on your mindset. Please leave me feedback below.