If you’ve launched a business but can’t seem to gain any momentum due to other job commitments, there are a number of things you need to consider in order to grow. After all, you decided to start a business to become more successful than you currently are.
If you can’t quit your current job but you still want your own business to flourish…
…you should take note of the following 5 tips to help you achieve financial freedom!
Visualize Your Success
If you’re struggling to take action on your dream (having your own successful business), then you need to begin to picture the lifestyle you want to live.
You probably made the decision to have your own business in order to live a financially-free life where you can afford the luxuries you currently cannot.
If that’s the case, you should visualize specific details of the rewards you expect to receive from a successful business. For example, you should imagine being a successful business owner and living in a bigger house, driving expensive cars and being able to travel anywhere you wish.
This isn’t a superficial method of wanting success; it’s an effective process that will make you work harder to reach your goals.
In fact, an article on The Huffington Post states the following: “According to research using brain imagery, visualization works because neurons in our brains, those electrically excitable cells that transmit information…
…interpret imagery as equivalent to a real-life action. When we visualize an act, the brain generates an impulse that tells our neurons to “perform” the movement.”
Have a Compelling Reason to Succeed
Leading life coach and motivational speaker, Tony Robbins, famously said that your goals should not only be clear, but they should also be compelling.
That means that you need to have goals that are so compelling and attractive that you’re pulled towards them every day.
It’s not enough to just say, “I want to run my own business.” Instead, you should say something like, “I want to run one of the most successful companies in the world and earn $20 million dollars this year.”
The latter is specific and clear, and far more compelling than the former. Having such a goal will make your efforts far more satisfying.
In 2009 when I first started out in this industry, I wasn’t really thinking about my “why.” Why am I in this business? Why do I want to commit to this industry? Once I remembered that I wanted financial freedom (the reason for starting my own business), I would get back on track.
One of my biggest fears is not having enough money to pay for something. That fear has become my reason to succeed and I always picture a life where that is never an issue; hence the desire to scale MOBE and keep growing into a prolific company.
Set Aside Time to Work
“I don’t have the time” is a weak excuse often used by individuals to disguise their procrastination. The fact of the matter is that even the wealthiest and most successful people in the world have the same amount of hours in a day as the rest of us.
If you only sleep for 6 hours a day, you have 18 hours to work on your business. Make the most of those hours and put in all the effort you can to get your business off the ground.
Remember if you’re currently working at another job, those 18 hours in a day could easily become 10, so it’s even more important to maximize the time you have.
As cliché as it may sound, time is the most important commodity you have, especially when you only have a few hours to spare due to other commitments.
So make the most of each hour and do something that will add to your business, no matter how big or small that task may be.
To help you get started, try putting 30 minutes aside each day. Be conscious about it. Make a plan for each day so that you know what you’re going to do in those 30 minutes. Let’s say you’re working as a MOBE Consultant.
Make it a point to place Facebook ads to promote an offer. But do it today! Don’t procrastinate until tomorrow. The sooner you do this, the sooner you’ll form a habit of doing something productive every day.
Practice Productive Habits
In addition to putting 30 minutes aside each day to work on your business, you should take advantage of any other spare time and use it in a way that benefits your business.
For example, if you normally listen to music during your commute to work, you could listen to an audio book or a podcast related to your niche.
This way you’ll be maximizing your time by expanding your knowledge on important issues while commuting.
If you take weekends off, then you’re possibly losing 36 hours of working time (minus the approximate 12 hours of sleeping). If you want to run your own business badly enough, you’ll have to sacrifice your weekends, initially.
Final Thoughts …
Although it may seem difficult to work at another job while trying to launch your own business, it’s not impossible. Just make the necessary lifestyle changes, take consistent action every single day, and you’ll soon be enjoying a whole new lifestyle!
Article curated from MOBE