The Secrets to a Successful Home Business

I’ve been working at home for almost five years now and I get more and more excited everyday.  When I first started, I was really excited to make a positive change in my life.  As you’ve probably read on the “About Kristie” page on here, I was in a very bad situation.  But I needed a change and knew that my home business would be the answer.  Having had no experience when I started my home business, it was my very first home anything, I had no idea how I was going to reach success and a full time income from home but I KNEW that I would.  I had 0% skill but I had 100% attitude!  I vowed from day one to make this happen instead of making excuses.  I knew there would be good days and bad days but as long as the good days out weighed the bad, it was a success!!  I’ve always worked hard every day consistently and the small daily efforts over time added up to a beautiful thing!  And now it’s my passion to give back and help everyone who wants it reach the same success and beyond!  There is so much room at the top in this industry, that’s the beautiful thing.  This doesn’t just happen for some people, it happens for everyone who wants it!!  And if you’re reading this, you have taken a step in the right direction.

There are a few different variables that have to meet together to build a successful business, the opportunity, the coaching, the marketing, prospecting skills, etc.  But the main ingredients and secrets to building a successful home business is attitude and consistency.  If you have them, you can move mountains.  If you don’t, it will paralyze and disable your home business.

I remember when I was new, I used to always email my mentor these LONG emails with questions, my thoughts, concerns…..having never done anything like this before, I wanted to make sure I was doing this and doing it right.  I didn’t want to miss a thing!  I wanted to hit my first promotion in 30 days, I didn’t hit it until two months.  Then I wanted to hit my next promotion like yesterday and got SO impatient.  I remember many of my emails to my mentor I was asking “What’s the secret, am I missing something?”  She would always come back and say “You just have to be consistent day in and day out and when you are, over time, amazing things will happen.  It will all fall into place.”  And you know, we can hear that over and over and over again but until we truly see it happen, we don’t really understand the truth of it.

What I’ve learned from my home business is that pretty much the success of anything in life involves being consistent.  If you’re trying to lose weight and get into shape, that doesn’t happen over night.  It takes weeks and months, and sometimes could take a year or more.  And it’s hard work, there are bumps in the road, we have setbacks, we have bad days and binge eat the bag of Oreos in the pantry, but we pick ourselves up, dust of the crumbs and start fresh the next day with the right eating and exercise patterns.  In marriage, anyone who has ever been married KNOWS that takes consistent daily effort.  You can’t just ignore it and expect it to thrive, you have to work at it.  If you ignore it, it starts to fail.  If you nurture it, it thrives.  It takes daily effort.  The key word and what a lot of people find exhausting is the “effort” part.  But anything in life of worth is going to take hard work.  That’s how we appreciate it more.  What we’re working for here is financial freedom, the ability to be able to work for a few years and retire with a lifetime residual income.  That’s not going to come at a super easy small price.  It’s too big to be worth so little time.  But the alternative is working for someone else and making them rich for the next forty years.  So, work consistently for yourself at home for a few years and have a lifetime residual income OR work constantly for someone else for 40+ years and retire with barely anything.  It’s a no brainer.  And you may be thinking, well if I work that long, I’m going to have much more than barely anything.  But the sad news is, is that a HUGE percentage of retirees do not make enough to live on.  And with the future of social security and the state of the economy, I’m not going to depend on that.  I’m going to take charge and control and build something great for my family.  I’m going to build a legacy for them.  They deserve that, I deserve that, you guys deserve that!  We were all born for greatness!

I’ve seen SO many people give up and quit before the blessing.  The reason being, is our society has a microwave mentality, we want it and we want it now.  It’s the instant gratification curse that us Americans have.  But we can’t let that take over.  We have to continue realizing that to reach something great, it takes time and commitment.  What that means for you is you need to work on your daily efforts….DAILY!  That includes your marketing strategies, how you present your business/products/services to your prospects, personal development….everything on your daily action list!  What happens here when you commit to that and follow through is that you are putting on the numbers and when you do that, the enrollments WILL follow, it’s a fact.  You’ll get good at it, it will get easier every time.  And in the beginning, you might have to talk to 20 people to get a yes.  But over time, as you’re consistent, you’ll be able to enroll many more of those 20 people.  What also happens when you’re consistent, is you build momentum.  Momentum is gold in this business.  You can do amazing things when you’re riding the momentum.  Your enrollments will skyrocket and it becomes fun!  The opposite would be taking a break, maybe saying “I don’t feel like making calls this week” and then finally getting back on the phone next week and you’re rusty, you’re not having as much fun and that shows in your voice.  Another thing I LOVE about being consistent is building my pipeline.  Your pipeline is everyone you’ve ever done a presentation on that didn’t enroll on the spot.  Those people that you think are No’s….well they don’t always stay No’s.  Maybe it wasn’t the right time in their lives, maybe they still believed they could find data entry online.  Whatever their maybe was, some of them will come back to you, weeks, months and even years later.  Consistency pays off guys!  TRUST IT!

Now it’s very easy to say “Okay, I’m going to be consistent” but actually living that motto everyday can be a challenge at times.  It’s easier said than done.  No sooner than you making a decision to do something positive in your life will an obstacle jump right out and challenge you.  Things are going to get in your way, there is no way around that.  No one is immune to that.  Change your attitude from “Oh no, something is in my way” to “Hey, I was expecting you and you’re not going to defeat me.”  Attitude is everything!!!  And in this business, if you have a good attitude, you can write your own paychecks.  90% of your success in this business will be determined by your attitude.  So keeping it in check is key!!   You want to go on a mission to feed your mind and learn how to put good things in so that good things will come out.  Working on your personal development is the answer.  One thing I’ve always loved about the home based business industry is that we have SO many great personal development tools at our fingertips.  Get connected to industry leaders and you will always have a ton of good stuff to put in.  I also put together a recommended reading list of all the books that have helped me to reach success from home.  You can find that on the bottom of the “Success Tools” page here on this blog.  Start reading books from the list.  Five years ago,  I just didn’t think that I need that “stuff.”  But I was wrong.  When we stop learning, we stop growing.  When I finally gave into this personal development concept, it changed my life.  It not only transformed my business, but it transformed by personal life as well.  Personal Development was one of the many gifts that my home business gave to me.  I hope you choose to receive that gift as well.

So there you have it….The Secret to Success at Home = Attitude and Consistency!  Focus on it, commit to it and go out there and claim your victory!!!

Believing in YOU,


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