I Love What I Do…
“I stay motivated knowing that I am working my butt off for ME! Nobody else, no other company, I am doing it all because I love what I do and love being an entrepreneur!”
Making a Difference…
“You know, since I finally had the courage to take a turn in my own life and do the work that I truly love, I no longer have trouble staying motivated. When I need to focus, though, I think of an imaginary client – a woman who needs my help. I think of that woman, worn out from disappointment or exhaustion or sorrow at midlife and really in need of a hope injection. Since I was that woman for a long time, it’s really not too hard to feel her weariness.
Then, I think of what I might do to help her — to offer a whisper of possibility, a glimmer of hope. And I do that thing. Because many, many women have helped me in just such a way. And I honor them and repay them by loving and serving the next woman who needs me.”
Jennifer Boykin of Life After Tampons
“Working from home with two little kids underfoot really isn’t so much about motivation… it’s really about going-with-the-flow… it’s about learning how to prioritize to get the “must-do” work stuff done and still leave room for the unexpected like someone pooping their pants or dumping an entire box of Corn Pops on the floor! I have started doing the yucky stuff (administrative, filing, etc…) first thing in the morning and sending e-mails that I need immediate answers to late at night so they are the first e-mails the recipients receive in the morning (usually these transactions involve yucky stuff I would a rather avoid too,lol) thereby getting them off my plate at the start of the day… leaving lots of time for ass wiping and cereal sweeping!”
Kelly Tibbets of Mortgage Mummi
Being Positive and Knowing Your Why…
“I am very focused and I have a clear picture in my mind where I want to be and what I want to achieve. I stay positive all the time, if I am in a negative “space” then I work at turning that thought or feeling into a better one, and DO NOTHING with business until you are feeling good and positive again. Then you take action! Your inside picture and your outside picture (your goals or where you want to be) must match, so if you are thinking positively all the time, then good things with your business start happening. I also practice mantras each day, and I listen to lots of webinars….my latest that is absolutely terrific is Train Your Brain, This is a whole series focused on teaching people in the network marketing business how to re-think to the positive and then your business, life whatever you want to see change starts to happen. I also listen to Darren Hardy and Success Magazine always has great articles on building a successful business and becoming a great leader in your business. I love working from home, I have a great office and it gives me the opportunity to have balance in my life. I can be at home and take care of whatever needs taken care and drive my daughter to and from school and dance……and I can work. It is terrific. The company I represent has an amazing culture. It empowers me to offer health and wealth to people and that feeling you get when you are doing something so great for others is what drives me. I have a pretty huge “Why” as well. I want to be valued, and this gives me purpose. I also really want to be able to retire my husband in a couple years from flying heavy jets and I want financial freedom.”
Carrie Hucal of Juice Plus
“The best way for us to stay on top of our business responsibilities is each other. With a quick text reminding one another to check emails, a phone call to see if one of us needs something picked up, a play date to occupy the 5 combined children, that is what keeps our heads above water. As our business grows we grow along side it, as business partners, as individuals, and as friends.”
Kim Seeley and Amanda Feltham of Toad in a Tree
“In my network marketing business, using
a system is crucial to stay on track. Our company (SendOutCards), created a Daily 8 Score Card. It adds fun, as it encourages us to score 8 points daily, when we do simple yet key functions that over time will compound successful results. In addition, I have found it very key for myself to have all my contacts in one system, what a time saver! And with my contacts handy, I start out my day on 2 good notes. One is sending out a heartfelt card and then calling 3 people to just reconnect, (no agenda). I find these 2 actions of giving and appreciation, sets my mood for the day.
One new and effective strategy, has been to keep office hours on Monday and Friday, therefore only do 1 on 1 appointments with clients Tuesday to Thursday..”
Collaboration and Regular Communication…
“Staying on task is really just a matter of discipline and planning. My job is about quality and punctuality. The people who hire me expect exceptional quality delivered on time. If I fall short of those expectations, I’m not likely to get hired again.
At the beginning of the week, I put together my “to do” list. This is prioritized based on deadlines and delivery dates. Checking items off as I complete them is satisfying and very motivating. Collaboration and regular communication with my clients is also a great way for me to stay accountable. They generally hear from me at least once a week. I send them updates on my progress and ask for their feedback. This keeps them involved and informed, and it keeps me on schedule. For me, it’s extremely important that the people I work for never wonder what I’m doing when they aren’t there to keep an eye on me.
During my years as a commercial artist, I’ve learned that work ethic is every bit as important, if not more so, than talent or skill. If you aren’t dependable, people will simply find someone else to do the job.”
Janice Blaine of Painters Block
To Do List…
“I am always motivated, but there are days where finding the time to devote to my business is difficult. I’m a part-time entrepreneur and I find that life sometimes gets in the way and throws your best laid plans asunder! I work best when I develop a “to do” list. The satisfaction I get from stroking off a task is enormous and I think it helps to have your tasks clearly defined, and set out. One useful tool I use is to develop a list of things that suck the life out of you – energy vampires. I learned from a very smart coach that you should create a list comprising of, “do it”, “defer it”, “delegate it” or “ditch it”. Categorize all your tasks using this quick guide and it will help you not only prioritize, but it will also give you a sense of what you can let go.”
Gloria Christie of Ultimate Chicktrips Inc
Now it is your turn, In the comments below share with us , How do you stay motivated from home?
Compiled by Jennifer Belanger the Social Media Rockstar at www.jenniferbelanger.com
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