What do you think about while you are on that long commute or sitting in an office doing work you don’t like? You probably think, “I wish I had a home business where I can be my own boss!” It’s a shorter commute time too!
I talk to people all the time who are so excited to start a Beachbody home business. They have goals, dreams, and swear they are committed to having a successful business. Many of those people fail and do absolutely nothing. It’s interesting, isn’t it?
Before you get too far in thinking about whether a home business is right for you, ask yourself these important questions. A home business, whether it’s Beachbody or something else, takes time, sacrifice, and requires stepping out of your comfort zone. It also takes a positive attitude. Whining and excuses just won’t cut it in any entrepreneurial endeavor.
Here are some key things to consider if a home business is right for you:
- Are you self-motivated? When you work on your own, you are person that will motivate you. That means you need a BIG WHY that is extremely important to you. A BIG WHY is what will help push you and keep you focused on your business tasks. Remember, there will not be a boss standing over you telling to you get things done. It’s all up to you!
- Can you work independently? If you love office gossip or hanging around the water cooler, this could take some getting used to! You’ll have to initiate the tasks that need doing, find people to talk to about your new business and products and make sure your to-do list gets done. It can get a little lonely in your home office so think about whether that is something you can really handle.
- Are you responsible? When you work for a company, it’s easy to be responsible because you will get fired if you are not. When you work on your own, no one will fire you but you won’t earn anything if you are not responsible. You also won’t earn any friendships. You’ll need to show up for trainings, mentoring calls, and local events. If you just skip out on those things, success will not be within reach.
- Can you manage your time? This is a tough one. Keeping a detailed calendar is a must when you work on your own.
- Are you willing to learn? When you start any new business, you must learn about the business model, the products, and the how-to’s. That takes a lot of time and discipline to get it done.
- Are you willing to work on your personal development and step out of your comfort zone? Very few people are naturally prepared to be a home business owner. We all have to work on ourselves to become the person that we need to be. For example, if you find it difficult to talk to people, that would be your number one item to work on because when you have your business, you need to talk to lots of people effectively.
So before you take that leap, think about whether a home business is right for you. If it is, that’s great! It can be the most rewarding thing you do and help you live the life you always dreamed of.