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Get Rid of Your Self-Limiting Beliefs

There is a saying attributed to Henry Ford, “If you think you can, you probably can, and if you think you can’t you are probably right.” You should seriously think about the meaning of this. We really do limit ourselves if we believe we can’t do something, we don’t know how, we can’t afford to, we don’t have enough time, or we always fail. So why even try if we already (think) we know we can’t do it? We won’t try right now; or we will quit trying in the future.

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If we really believe that we can do something – even though we may not know how at this moment, we become determined to do what we want to do and will make it a priority to find how. If we encounter obstacles they will be temporary, merely some detail that needs to be resolved and not a deal breaker. Depending on how important the issue is to us we will take steps to arrive at the conclusion that we can and we will.

We are fallible and vulnerable as mere human beings. Therefore we must do everything we can to build up our defenses. Often the worst enemy or problem we have is in our own mind. We need to ‘feed’ our minds and spirits to keep them strong, just as we must eat nutritious food and get plenty of exercise, rest and relaxation to keep our immune systems strong; all part of the same machine.

Keeping our minds and spirits healthy and strong may require constant attention. Particularly if you have in the past been in an environment that gave you little support and/or affirmation, or you have had some tough breaks, then you particularly need to convince yourself that you can and will do whatever it is you really need or want to do.

Some of the most compelling success stories begin with a tragic past or just some hard knocks. It seems that often the harder one has to push uphill, the stronger they become in character; This as compared to those that always had everything come easy. They may become complacent and never try to do anything that requires effort or sacrifice.

A home business start-up won’t be easy. There will be obstacles to overcome from time to time. You will have to give it as much effort as you have time, maybe without seeing results in the beginning. You will hear about all the horror stories and what you hear may be true or not, either way you do need to do your ‘homework’. You will see there are also a number of average people just like you who have become successful home business entrepreneurs.

However, you have to really understand that what has happened to others either bad or good, does not necessarily mean it will be exactly the same path or result for you and your individual situation. However, it will help if you can visualize yourself as one who does succeed, rather than to identify with the whiners and ones who didn’t make it, for obvious reasons.

Want help? Start talking to yourself. Remember all the good times and make a list of the various things you have done that succeeded; things you are proud of, your various accomplishments, no matter how small. If you hear evil voices telling you that you will fail or you can’t, erase them from your mind and replace those thoughts with good ones.

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Taking action is the key to everything. While a thought or idea usually brings things to the fore, we have to do something to make them reality! We should start by analyzing our situation. Why do you want to start a business at home? Do you need extra money? Or even another whole income?

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Although business and money seem to go hand in hand, there are other intangible elements that could be motivating you to think about starting your own business. For instance, you might be in a rut at work, or even wish you had a different job; or you know you could achieve more and you want to be more interested in what you are doing; maybe you would like to be with your family more, or are bored with staying at home to take care of kids or others.

Additional circumstances which may leave you dreaming about starting your own business, are such as when you have looked for a job, you were either over or under qualified, or weren’t politically connected and/or just didn’t fit in. Maybe through the years you find that you really want to have an alternative lifestyle. It is your life and you should be able to live it in the way you believe would make you happier. So many people have to sell out and live a somewhat miserable existence just to survive. The number one priority is to keep a roof over your head. Logic dictates that the roof is the primary consideration, so they don’t feel that bad about having to make sacrifices in order to live as comfortably as possible.

You can have much more satisfaction with your life if you can visualize and take action for a way to be self-employed. If you have a computer with a decent Internet connection, and some basic skills, you have all the makings for starting what could be a successful home business. All you have to do is realize the ways that you can make money with your computer at home. Don’t imagine your first idea is your only idea. You can actually try different things before you make up your mind what your business will be. There are a number of different things you can do and/or learn to do online that would create a profitable business someday.

You will learn that the search engines are your best guide in all aspects of starting a business. You can do instant research by submitting a query and you can then drill down with all the links you find to learn more. If you find that there are things you need to learn before you can proceed, find out how you can do that, how much it will cost, if anything (there is much free stuff when it comes to learning how to).

Analyze everything and compare. See what is most feasible for you. Be sure you know all the aspects of what you are doing and how to do it before you ‘burn any bridges’ (quit your job, fire your boss, etc). Always keep the ‘roof’ in mind when making decisions. Be realistic. Be logical – nothing is going to manifest itself overnight by magic or by magical thinking. Set your target goals and plan exactly how to make it happen.

Staying in the Game With Your Home Business

Our lives sometimes have unexpected twists and turns and we need to take detours. For instance, it may be that we had determined that we had X number of hours to spend working on our business at the beginning. However, then our hours at our day job were increased.

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Another example might be that our finances may change when something essential had an increase in cost. Now we don’t have the same amount of money for operating our business. Last example, we had a full-time job and have been developing our home business slowly, part-time. We then find out that the day job will be eliminated and we need to find a new full-time position in a short span of time.

Eventually the idea is to devote more time to our home business and make it our primary source of income. Be sure you have the replacement income secured first, if that is your plan. It takes time normally and logically to develop a new business. The point is that either way, don’t quit. Don’t give up just because your plan has to change when life interferes! Make a new plan. The point is not to make your home business expendable. You wouldn’t/couldn’t just throw your day job away if your situation changed.

Many don’t really take their home business seriously. As such they never really succeed to earn substantial (adequate) income. If a million different things take precedence over doing the work necessary to develop your business, you are obviously not sticking to any plan where your business is concerned. You do need a plan and maybe a few alternate plans just in case.

Analyze what your expenses are and how much money you have to live. Whatever the balance is, that is what you have to work with to start a business. Remember you have to consider your survival FIRST. Never speculate with your living expenses like the mortgage. Everything is a gamble, but you can make it so you don’t just waste your time and money even if there is little of both.

You can do this any way. If you are serious and it boils down to few resources to work with, you will still find a way to stash $5-10 every time you have money. Just think about what is more important and it should usually be your business. Just ask yourself if going on a trip is more important than your idea to start a home business. Think about creating something that will give you more income in the future so that you don’t need to worry so much about spending money.

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