Starting an online at home business can be daunting. But what would you do if you get no support from the people around you? How do you stay motivated?
So you’re all excited: you’ve made up your mind to start a small business from home in your spare time, with the goal of making a good side income. And you have long term thoughts or bigger goals where you want to quit your day job within the next few months.
You sit at your desk in front of your computer, and you’re researching, learning, creating a product, or finding an affiliate product to sell. You feel great, excited and proud of yourself.
Then one day you overhear comments such as, “He just sits in front of the computer playing. What a waste of time. He says he’s starting a business and wants to be great at it. I don’t know why he bothers. All home businesses are scams. He won’t make any money… ” and so on. Although such comments can be demoralising, un-motivating, annoying and frustrating, it is important that you ignore them and not have them affect you.
You have a dream, and that is to own an online at home business and one which you will make a success of. Never let anyone stop you from your dream. Keep your spirit up and keep at it. Besides, most of the time, the people that come up with such comments are envious of what you’re doing; they’re jealous of your passion, desire, drive and will to succeed at something they only wish for.
Do you really want such negative and un-supportive people around you? Surely not. You don’t need them to be in your circle of friends. If you cannot or don’t want to ‘be rid of them’, perhaps you can prove to them that with motivation, tenacity and confidence anyone can be a success – in anything – once they have the right success mindset.
Rather than pushing them away out of your life, you may decide to lead the way: show them that you can have a successful online at home business and that they can start one too. Perhaps you can influence them and show them that people can have a home business and be successful at it. Could they even be your future partners? Now that’s something worth thinking about.
Once they see the possibilities they will cease being negative, and your motivation level will rise again. And in time, you will stay motivated no matter what.
Success is a mindset. That’s your starting block, your midway journey and your finish line. It is all a mindset from beginning to end. Stay clear of any negative people, focus on your online at home business, keep tapped into the fixed mindset of success and you’ll make it.