If you dream of working from home, whether in an mlm, or as a coach, affiliate marketer or whatever your entrepreneurial passion is, sometimes (in fact, more often than not!) you have to build your business while you’re still employed by somebody else.
This is just a fact of life, dear heart, and there are very few of us ~ especially if you’re a woman ~
who can just dump their obligations
to go gadding off on some work-from-home dream.
And sometimes it can be sooo slow and frustrating!
I’ve been there.
I was working for Starbucks for $7 while I was still building my goddess brand
and I know how hard it can be to keep your dream alive of being your own boss
while still being bossed about by someone else.
But, sweet soul, it absolutely Can Be Done!
And if you want to break free from having to rely on a single paycheck, it MUST be done.
So if you’re employed and building your working from home business at the same time,
there’s a few tips I’d like to share with you that made all the difference to me :-
First, celebrate the fact that you’re employed.
So often those who preach the ‘work at home’ gospel look down on those who are still employed, but no matter how much you might dislike your job, there’s a lot to be said for having a steady, reliable income source while you work on building your dream biz. I call it ‘bread and butter money’ and the desperate “I have to sell something” feeling that it relieves is worth way more than the actual dollar amount.
Besides, almost every home business requires some funding, whether it’s hosting for your website, tools to get your stuff in front of oodles of people or training on how not to look like a clod on Facebook.
So having a regular reliable income goes a long way to easing your way in the early days of more outflow than income.
Of course, there’s lots of free training out there (like at the Home & Small Business Network) but in the end, you’re going to need to pay for something!
Second, strive to become the best you can be at your current job.
Sweetheart, resentment won’t get you where you want to be,and the Law of Attraction says that what you focus on you get more of. So if you’re constantly focusing on how much you hate your job, you’re just going to get more of the same.
The trick is to OUTGROW your current position by giving it your all.
Be the very best you can be at it. Make them miss you when you go.
Try it, rather than complaining.
I bet you’ll be surprised at the results.
Third, create a little ritual that moves you from Employee to CEO mindset.
I used to change out of my barista ‘uniform’ as soon as I got home, consciously choosing to wear something goddess-y while I did my blogging and videos. (You can see in this video the effect that a costume change can have.)
Light a candle. Go for a walk. Spend 10 minutes on the floor with your toddler. Listen to something uplifting.
Whatever you need to do to release your Inner Mogul, do it!
Finally, set yourself ‘office hours’.
Step into your CEO shoes and start building that empire.
So there you are, angel.
Just a few of the successful actions that I used to move me from barista to blogger/goddess/coach.
Hope it helps. (If it does, do share it, won’t you?)
And if you’d like a session with me to mastermind a strategy for transitioning from employee to working from home, just hit reply to this email. You can do a single session or a series … I’m here to help.
Bliss-ings, dear heart
the goddess known as Jacqui
PS If you really want to hit the fast track, you might like to join me in Connecticut in July.
PPS If you’ve already decided to be a smartypants and attend, you can get all the details here.