Most moms have thought of ways to stay home while providing for the family. Yet there are some very important traits required for such an endeavor. Do you know what they are? Working from home can be an ideal way to meet the increasing demands of life. So, what does it take? Many of the same skills that come with the management of home and children will crossover into your own business. Skills such as patience, time-management and self-discipline.
Though you have the talent of managing your time, its no easy task to add in working from home. You still have the responsibility of organizing the home and taking care of your children, now you are throwing working a business into the mix. But don’t be discouraged. You are a Mom, and you are a very talented person.
The first step is to develop a regular routine and do it daily. Plug in small tasks in the middle of your daily chores and activities. Make phone calls while the kids nap or run around the play ground… but be sure to play a game or two of hide and seek too. Learn ways to share your business with people in a simple, casual manner while running errands… peak their interest so you can share more at a more opportune date. Be creative in working your tasks into nooks and crannies.
Don’t get discouraged, instead set small attainable goals to see yourself being successful Everyday. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in the hype of big money and little work. Working from home can be more work, more responsibility than a traditional job. Stay focused! Create something to remind you daily what you are working toward. Pictures of your kids, with YOU in it, for example. Inspirational quotes or scriptures. See the big picture while focusing on do-able daily steps.
Remember, you are doing this for your family… and for YOURSELF. Invaluable time with your family NOW will pay off to infinity. And as your business grows you will reap the benefits financially as well.