Recently I read a quote by author Pearl Buck: “I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.”
Building a successful business online brings a lot of satisfaction, but it also brings its own challenges so I really appreciate the above quote. Because we are our own boss we can make excuses for ourselves why we cannot work in our business at any given time.
“It’s too cold and gloomy today.” Well, you’re working from home! Turn on or up the heater, turn on more lights and get to work. I found that while they cost more the “Daylight” or “Natural Light” compact fluorescent lightbulbs make a huge difference, whether I’m working at nights or on a cloudy day.
Compare that to trudging through snow or cold winds to get to a job and you’ll feel better. Building an online business from home is a much better proposition.
“I’m feeling down today.” Depression likes inactivity as it allows you to focus on yourself and any negative situations in your life. Could you call your boss and tell him or her that you’re not coming in because you feel depressed today? You’d probably become more depressed as you might be told not to return.
Instead, call a friend who always has positive, upbeat comments. Call a business partner, or if your have a mentor you communicate with regularly, call your mentor. Just avoid calling someone who’s usually negative or depressed themselves. You don’t need reinforcement; you need encouragement.
“The holidays are around the corner and I have family coming.” How long does it take to prepare for visitors and how much time do you need to prepare for your holiday celebrations? Applying time management strategies will allow you to plan your tasks so that you do not neglect your business.
Building a successful online business takes work. If you were to do a poll of successful business people, including internet marketers, they would tell you that a huge part of their success comes from their willingness to work even when they did not feel like it. Are you willing to train your mind to ‘know it has got to get down to work’ and not just when you’re in the mood. I know I’m willing to do so. How about you?