One of the things I promised myself when I started my online business endeavors is to stay the course. But I’ll be honest, there are days where I don’t feel like putting one foot in front of the other and continuing. Sometimes it’s just because I’m tired and I need a break. Other times, life just seems to get in the way. This past week has been all about the latter.
But here’s the thing, I know if I want to reach my goals and to succeed. I have to keep at it. That’s what successful work at home moms open (WHAMs) do. They treat working from home like a 9-to-5 job.
When I feel like giving up, I let myself have a pity party for a few moments then I get back up, dust myself off and recommit. To keep going on. To being consistent. Just like all those other online WHAMs. You know the ones I mean. The one to start with a laptop, a connection, and an idea. Most importantly, I try to follow their habits and commit to my online business.
Understand Your Business
Sometimes we lose focus on what we are doing because we have not defined business goals. If you understand who your customers are, their needs and how you are going to fulfill them then your business is in total focus. It’s also easier to focus on this next step.
Just Do It
It sounds like the Nike ad and so obvious. Successful WAHMs believe the slogan but they do it each and every day. They show up and keep at it. One of the most important ways for you to stay committed to your business is to run it like one. Arrive at your workplace whether it’s a defined room in your house where the kitchen table, do the jobs that need to be done and leave when you’re done.
I think that’s the one thing successful WAHMs have in common. Not only have they done the two steps above but they keep working their businesses consistently, day in and day out. That’s how they build a brand and customers. Most importantly repeats customers.
Whether your business is selling products online or writing a blog, these are the steps you need to incorporate. Each time you work through one of those “I want to give up” moments it gets easier to stay consistent, to just do it and succeed.