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Success In The Home Business Owner's Eyes
Success lies in the eye of the beholder. Or maybe that's just beauty. We all define success differently. Some define it according to a bottom dollar amount. Did the home business owner earn more than he spent? Some will define it according to time. Did the home business owner spend time with his kids this week? Did she log in a date with her mate? Some will define it simply according to relationships. Do his kids like him? Does his wife not want to kill him this week? Some may define it based on accomplishments. Did she reach her goals this week? Home business owners have found success in several arenas with some simple principles.
First and foremost, successful home business owners find a way to balance family and work. They remember why they started working from home in the first place. Few home business owners choose to work from home because they have lost their job and had no other choice but to open their own business and work from home. Just about anyone can get a job if he really wants to. Many home business owners typically begin to work from home for one or two reasons: to be their own boss and to spend time with their family. These home business owners find a way to both work hard and play hard. They take their business and family time seriously.
Secondly, successful home business owners read. They educate themselves on business practices, money management, and even family life. Home business owners know they must read trade publications to stay ahead of their industry. They understand the value of seeking out wisdom in various arenas of life. Additionally, the successful home business owner knows that she will grow as a person and an entrepreneur when she applies whatever she learns to her business and family life. She studies those who have succeeded at what she wants she has interest in. She recognizes their habits, demeanor, and practices, and she mimics them with great detail all while make it her own.
Finally, a successful home business owner manages her money.Success truly does lie in the eye of the beholder. Some people might deem a woman who makes only $40K while spending the vast majority of her time at home a failure, and yet others deem her strong family relationship a success. Thus with this in mind, the home business owner must first of all define his concept of success, and then take the necessary steps to become successful in his own eyes. Lastly but not least, a smart and successful home business owner creates systems for their home and business that contributes to creating balance.
She understands the need to manage money both at home and in the home office. Before she spends her money on bills or desires, she first writes out a budget. She involves her family in the personal budget, and she involves her professional team in the business financial activities. She will show her family how they are spending money at home and receive their input on the budget. In the same way, she may involve her family in the business as well, hiring her kids as associates or minor labor, thus giving them the opportunity to learn about money management as well, with the first lesson being the correlation between hard work and money.
Entrepreneur, Educator and Association Executive, ShaChena Gibbs is helping women across the world with starting a successful business from home. ShaChena Gibbs is the Founder of Real Sisters Rising Women Business Association an award winning women's network. http://www.realsistersrising.com