The 9 to 5-Home Business Tug o' War

Written by Elena Fawkner


Perhapsrepparttar scarcest commodityrepparttar 117953 new home-business owner just starting out has is time. This is particularly so if you are also working a traditional, full-time job and building up your business "onrepparttar 117954 side" in your spare time.

This is a situation I am all too familiar with. I still work a full-time 8:30 - 5:00 job while building my own internet-based business in my spare time. So how do you go about burningrepparttar 117955 candle at both ends without burning yourself out inrepparttar 117956 process?

First off, let's think about priorities. Working a full- time job while developing a business requires stamina and endurance if other areas of your life are not to be neglected. This means being fit and healthy. Make time to exercise at least three times a week. Four or five is better. I know how hard it can be to commit an hour to working out when you've got an endless (and I mean ENDLESS!) list of things you need to be doing NOW for your business. But makerepparttar 117957 time. It pays BIG dividends in terms of stamina and endurance. For me, this means getting up at 4:00 am on workout days. If that's what it takes for you, do it!

Second, eat right. Don't just grab a McBurger onrepparttar 117958 way home from work and scoff it down as you're driving. Takerepparttar 117959 time to cook a proper meal and relax for a half hour or an hour before getting down to business. This gives you a break and time to unwind fromrepparttar 117960 pressures ofrepparttar 117961 day, making you much more productive when you do get down to work. Eating proper meals will keep you in good health and, coupled with a regular exercise routine, will help keep your energy levels high.

OK, so you're physically in shape and taking care of yourself. The next major thing to think about is time management. Every weekend, beforerepparttar 117962 working week starts, prepare a business plan forrepparttar 117963 coming week. This is nothing more complicated that writing downrepparttar 117964 various business-related activities you must do overrepparttar 117965 course ofrepparttar 117966 coming week and then scheduling them according to how much time you know you are going to have on a particular day. By planning out your time this way, you can schedule your business activities alongside your other activities. Take care of as many of them as you can throughrepparttar 117967 course ofrepparttar 117968 day. Whether you are able to do this depends onrepparttar 117969 nature of your 9 to 5 job but if you have even a little autonomy you should be able to squeeze out a little time here and there. Not huge chunks, just 10 minutes here and there.

The nature of your job may mean you don't haverepparttar 117970 luxury of that sort of autonomy. If this is you, then there's nothing for it but to free up time before and after work. This may mean getting up an hour earlier every day, for example. Whatever your personal situation, by planning ahead you will at least haverepparttar 117971 peace of mind of knowing that time has been allocated to all important business-related tasks.

No, You Canít

Written by Jackie Ulmer


Have you heardrepparttar word "NO" a few times in your business?

Maybe you heard it while you were inrepparttar 117952 planning stages, just

developing your business idea and your business plan. Possibly,

some people very close to you said "No, you canít do that." Or,

"No, you shouldnít do that."

Perhaps, it was after you got your business started and you

asked someone to take a look at it and give you their opinion.

They might have said "No, that will never work." Or, "No,

thatís not for me."

According to PSYCHOLOGY TODAY, byrepparttar 117953 time a child

reaches 18 years of age,repparttar 117954 concept of "NO, YOU CAN'T!"

has been reinforced 187,000 times, whereasrepparttar 117955 concept of

"YES, YOU CAN!" has been reinforced only about 25 times!!!

Do you see why so many of us grow up to be failures, or

afraid to try anything out ofrepparttar 117956 "norm"? Itís because we

have been programmed that way! We do not believe that we can!

Can you imagine how much greater we would all be if we

just heardrepparttar 117957 word "YES" a little more in our lives?

If you are in business or planning a business, I suggest you

just scratchrepparttar 117958 word "NO" from your vocabulary. Just refuse

to hear it and start hearingrepparttar 117959 word "YES", even if itís only

in your own mind.

"YES, I can do this!"

"YES, I can do this exceptionally well!"

"YES, no one has ever done it better!"

You are going to have discouraging times in your business.

I donít care who you are or what you do, there will be

hundreds (thousands) of times that you will want to quit.

Just throw inrepparttar 117960 towel. Go back to your NORMAL life,

in your NORMAL job, with your NORMAL friends, in

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