There are lots of reasons why you may not be able to totally
focus on your target when you are planning on building a
home business; probably as many reasons as there are hours
in the day. Many other things constantly demand your
attention and interrupt you repeatedly.
Life gets in the way. You may have a stressful day job, a
rough commute, a family, pets, etc. that are important to
you and need to be dealt with first. So you have to find
time for your home business project and somehow squeeze this
extra activity into your busy schedule.
It already sounds like your home business will have the
lowest priority, but as long as you at least see it as more
important than watching TV or hanging out somewhere with
friends, your business will have a chance. So it may be that
amid all the chaos that is life, you have to start seeing
your business as the target.
Everything else needs to be taken care of so that it will be
out of the way and then you can focus on what you need to do
to develop your business. At first this will be research
and planning. What kind of a business you want will largely
be determined by your skills and other resources you may
have or need to acquire.
It is always a good idea to map it all out – starting from
why you want and need to start a business. Focus on this,
because you will need to get and stay motivated throughout
the process. You may need some extra encouragement because
you are likely pretty tired by the time you get to focus on
your business and it is always easy to say ‘later’ or
There are some really good analogies and ‘mottos’ that you
can focus on when you need to push yourself in the right
direction. Sometimes that is all it takes to trigger a nice
spurt of energy to go that extra mile. Short of a ‘cat
nap’ or some quick exercises, you could keep at least one
analogy in front of your mind.
For example there is a story about someone on a diet. Of
course the target is to lose weight.
The dieter is diligent to follow the diet which avoids
fattening foods, and to replace them with vegetables or
other healthful foods; the dieter exercises regularly to
burn calories, measure their success, etc. It is all
encompassing to be on a diet!
There are still temptations and some schools of thought
would say that this person deserves a splurge. They have
worked so hard that they should be able to have that nice
piece of triple chocolate cake as a ‘reward’ for their
good behavior all week.
Sounds ok until you realize that deserve or not, having that
piece of cake is not taking you closer to your goal but
taking you further away from it. Even for one lousy piece
of cake, you are losing maybe a week of momentum. Whereas
if you somehow can get past the temptation and feeling of
entitlement, you are sure to reach your goal sooner.
So particularly with your home business development, do not
wait until tomorrow and be squirreling off into different
directions. Do you realize you could lose your day job
tomorrow? Or that something could happen that requires some
extra money right away? Ever think about how much you are
paying on your credit card or other debt?
It is of major importance to get out from under all that
risk that is just compounding. Take control of your future
right now and go that extra mile to reach your target goal
of eventual financial independence today. Focus on your
target of building a home business, and while it may not be
your first priority, it has to be one of the top priorities
if you want it to be a success.