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The Top 7 Serious Home Business Opportunity Killers

Dec 26, 2007
Have you been seriously thinking about starting your own home business? If so, you are just one of the thousands of people all around the world who have realized that a legitimate home business just might be the perfect way to increase cash flow, time with family, and overall personal freedom. It only makes sense that by becoming your own boss and calling all the shots is a good way to get on the fast track to success.

Unfortunately if you don't know what you're doing it's also a quick way to lose a bunch of money and put yourself out of business as fast as you jumped into it. Over the next few minutes I'm going to share with you some serious mistakes people make when they get started with a home business opportunity. By acknowledging these things right from the beginning you can give yourself a head start against things that are going to try to hold you back.

#1 - Disorganization: You are going to have several different tasks that will be vital to both the growth and sustainability or your new venture. Not only does disorganization take up time but also can be a cause of missed appointments, forgotten assignments and upset business associates. If you want to be successful, you must have a clear, workable system for every activity you engage in.

#2 - Distractions: Working at home can be amazing but also very distracting. Unlike a traditional office setting you will often have a spouse, children, pets, and other things vying for your time at all hours of the day. It's also very easy to take extra breaks when you should remain on task.

#3 - Unrealistic Goals: This one always gets the excited beginners when they start their first Internet business. Instead of making small manageable goals they set unrealistic goals and attempt to achieve them in an unrealistic period of time. The end result is a complete disaster.

#4 - Negative Attitude: Your attitude has more power than you might think and will control the outcome of many aspects of your life. If you are constantly thinking negatively about your home business or how easily it would be for you to fail you will end up perpetuating that exact result. People fail because the react negatively to situations that all home business owners must go through at some point or another.

#5 - Lack of Planning: If you fail to plan than you can plan to fail. Without a clear road map of daily, weekly, and monthly tasks you will find it easy to get off task or avoid them all-together. Plan your next days work before you go to bed and your weekly work on a Sunday before you start the bulk of your work week.

#6 - Doing the "Wrong" Work: There are many people who start a home business and work very hard. Unfortunately they spend the bulk of their time doing work that will have no effect on their business and don't leave time for the work that will. This is known as busy work and it will not only waste your time but waste your business too.

#7 - Associating with Negativity: It never fails that when someone starts to improve some aspect of their life others around them will react negatively. People react negatively because of jealousy and fear that if you succeed you would then be better than them. Rather than try to improve themselves it's easier just to make sure that you don't improve. This is otherwise known as the "crabs in a bucket" theory.

If you put a live crab in a bucket, you must put a lid on the bucket because the crab can climb out, but, if you put two crabs in the bucket, there is no need to put a lid on it because neither crab will allow the other one to escape. They will latch onto each other and keep pulling each other back down into the bucket.

Final thoughts,

The bad news is that there is no way to avoid these things from happening when you first get started. The good news is that if you acknowledge these home business killers as they occur and correct the action for the future you will start out with good habits which is the foundation for your success. By spending your time doing the right things and aligning yourself with a serious home business opportunity, nothing should be able to hold you back.
About the Author
Josh Bradley is an online marketing coach who has worked with thousands of serious home business entrepreneurs. Find out how you can make a fortune online with the Internet's #1 home business at: www.SeriousHomeBusinessOpportunity.com
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