If you want to take a vacation, you get a map, plot a course, get in the car (or plane) and travel towards your destination. But its true that people plan their vacations better than their lives. Instead many people know where they want to go, but they don’t figure out the fastest way to get there. Some don’t even get into the proverbial car. But when it comes to achieving any goal, getting a map, plotting a course and taking action are required. Even in working at home.
Working at home is straight forward, but people who do not take the time to set a course for success end up losing money, their dream, and continuing to work their regular jobs. But people who set the right course reach their goal get there more surely and much faster. To set a course for success you need to:
1) Study and research. Its true that knowledge is power. Knowledge will save you money from scams and schemes. It will point out actions you need to take. And it will teach you all you need to know to become what you want to be.
2) Choose. Research is important, but too many people get stuck in what is called analysis paralysis. At some point you need to use the information you have learned and make a choice of the best work-at-home option and strategies to make it to fruition.
3) Plan. Failing to plan, is planning to fail. A plan is a map that gives you the most direct route to success. Sure you can wing it, but why would you if you can reach your goal sooner with a plan?
4) Implementation. You may have the best map to get you to your destination, but you won’t get their if you don’t get in the car, start the motor and push on the accelerator. The same is true in working at home. You can have a fabulous plan, but if you don’t do the work, you won’t reach your goal.
You will have opportunities as the month goes on to learn, choose, plan and implement actions to reach your goal. At this point, I want you to understand that there is a process to working at home.
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she’s been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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