March 16, 2011

Having a work from home business is the "diamond of dreams" for just about everyone I know.

You've got the freedom to do what you want when you want. Running a
successful work from home business only requires dedication, enthusiasm, hard work and above all, plenty of self motivation.

After all, there's nobody but you looking over your shoulder and urging you to complete your tasks, so how do you maintain a level of self-motivation that will see you achieve the GOALS you want?

Here are my top 5 self motivation tips:

1. Decide On Your Goals And Write Them Down
  • 5 figures monthly income (in 4-6 months time from now!)
  • Personal savings and insurance for me, baby n hubby
  • Holiday trips to Hong Kong and Venice for this year (FOC)
  • Getting new car (with car fund from company)
  • Crown Diamond Manager (in 1-2 years time from now!)
  • Get a bigger house  

2. Don't Let Your Feelings Get In The Way

When the only person you have to answer to is yourself, make sure the messages you're hearing are the right ones. Hitting the Snooze button is not going to make you or your home based business a success, so no matter how you feel, get up and do it anyway! Even really bad morning people find their motivation levels rise once they get started, regardless of how they felt earlier in the day.

3. Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination kills self motivation, but procrastination can be overcome with a well-structured daily schedule. People with work from home businesses, particularly Internet businesses, can find it difficult to set up a daily schedule because every day is different. The aim is to prioritize your tasks, giving the highest priority to those activities that will make you money. 

4. Reward Yourself !!

You need to be able to reward yourself for your efforts. Your self motivation will increase enormously if you give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.

Most of us love to shop! Yes, after the hard work, you deserve it. Go and buy yourself something that you really love and it will make you feel great. 

"Alhamdulillah, in 2 weeks's my first bonus/my first monthly income"

And as my first self-reward, hubby and me decided to get an IPAD.
Since, I will be needing it for my business, it can be considered as investment too ;)

5. Have Fun!

Learning to enjoy yourself while you work keeps you enthusiastic and motivated, and staying enthusiastic and motivated helps you keep your stress levels under control.

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  1. cool.. kak na dah guna ipad.. nak pnjam.. hehe

  2. nak pinjam watpe..kan ayin dah ade laptop ;P

  3. hehheh.. ipad maju sikit...
    ladtop lama sudah..

  4. Thank u!!! just trying to motivate other ppl yg selalu hesitate to take a chance and it's a self reminder for me too! ;)

  5. hi there.. i sincerely love your article..very inspiring.. as I am also a self employed person..working from home can sometimes be very challenging..can you please write more on how you push yourself to work everyday..and maintain the level of motivation.. I would love to read more.. TQ..

  6. lady Nor..thank u! insyaAllah..will write more post on motivation and how i push myself to work ;)


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