By Rebecca Wilson, GBG Communications Manager and Customer Support
Having your own home-based business like GBG has incredible benefits and rewards. You set your own hours, you can work from home, and you’re helping people increase their health and wealth. But it also takes commitment, discipline and dedication. There are never ending to-do lists and rejections that can be overwhelming and frustrating.
Remember everyone has been where you are right now, even our top earners. And there are simple steps you can take to avoid the feelings of burn out and keep you on the right track. Implementing the below tips have helped some of our most successful rise to the top. Follow this advice and you’ll keep that fire in your belly and reach the success you desire.
Set realistic expectations, if you have expectations that are impossible to accomplish, you are putting yourself on the fast track to feelings of failure and burn out.
Create boundaries by letting friends and family know you are excited and committed to building your business and therefor unavailable for other projects. Creating a Facebook fan page and/or Twitter account will also give family and friends a glimpse into your business activities.
Use a calendar to manage and prioritize activities and tasks. Be specific and break down what’s required in the different time slots as well as the goals to be accomplished.
Delegate what you can. Outline what needs to be done both personally and professionally. If all your tasks add up to more time than you have, enlist help. Delegate the tasks that drain you and schedule the others at times when you feel you have the most energy.
Utilize your GBG support system and schedule weekly/monthly/bi-monthly calls to share ideas, frustrations, etc. with your upline. You can also look into your local Better Business Bureau for home-based business/small business events to meet others working in similar professions.
Take care of yourself and get the rest you need so you can be at the top of your game. Eat right, exercise, take your 10-in-One and drink enough water. Schedule time for yourself at least once a week and book a vacation every year. Making time to relax and recharge will do wonders for your business.
Enjoy the Journey and make a list of the goals you met, the accomplishments you’ve achieved, the personal assets you bring to your business (i.e. your strengths, talents, commitment, etc.) as well as assets in your life (supportive upline, family, friends, etc.). Write out exactly why you are in this business and place it somewhere visible so when you’re having a bad day, you can keep your goals top of mind and remind yourself of the success you’ve already had.