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Does Your Home Business Startup Have You Frustrated?

Jun 17, 2008
Most people who have ever started a home based business have at some point gotten extremely frustrated. Many times, this frustration has gotten so bad that they quit the business, lick their wounds, and then head off to the next "best opportunity ever" to try again. I've done it myself at least a dozen times. Here are three strategies I use to lower (I find I can never get rid of it completely) the frustration level:

1. Remember that patience is a virtue. Unrealistic expectations are the cause of most frustration. Although hard and consistent work is required for most businesses, especially on the Internet, there is a small element of luck that goes with the territory. You must understand that even with the same ads in the same places, a big hitter can click on one and not the other. That's one of the breaks of the game. So, the lucky person's business grows faster than the other one. So what? Don't compare yourself to the guy who made a million dollars in eleven minutes just by "clicking here." Select a business that has a pay plan, product, and training that you believe in, and then religiously follow the training. If it takes you a week to do something someone else does in an hour, so what? Do what you need to do each day, and success will come. Stop looking at the clock.

2. Small goals are necessary. If your only goal is to get out of debt, or to make $10k a month, or buy a yacht or something else that is now out of your reach, you will be more likely to get frustrated. Don't let yourself look only at your final goal. Every time you sit down to work your business, have a small goal for that time. Focus on one thing. Send X number of emails. Make X number of calls. Finish the AdWords campaign. Tweak your website. Having a smaller, specific goal each time you work on your business will give you a sense of success rather than a sense of failure. Do what you need to do today, and the money will follow.

3. Go riding once in awhile. By "go riding," I mean do something you really enjoy. (For me, that's horseback riding in the mountains.) You can easily get so so wrapped up and worried while you are working on your business that you don't take the time to do the things for which you are building the business. One of the reasons you are probably working on your business is that you would like more leisure time. If that's true, then take the time once in awhile. Having some fun, but not enough of it, whenever you can. This will motivate you to keep you at your business, and keep you doing what you need to do to make it successful.
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