You're exhausted – you've worked all day at the office or you chased your kids around all day, and now it's time to work on your home business. Your mind says GO, but you're body says, NO!
You deserve to relax after your hard day, right?
Welcome to one of the biggest dilemmas facing Part Time Marketers:
How can I be productive when all I wanna be is a couch potato?
The fact is that most Network Marketing newbies need to continue working a full time job to pay the bills while they launch their business. While having a day job can certainly take the pressure off the need to make money in your new business, it can be really difficult to find the time — and energy — to do both.
Emails from my readers struggling in MLM tell me the same thing – it's really a challenge to get into “work mode” after a hard day at the office!
You get home, have some dinner, flip on the TV and then…. your eyes start to close, you get really comfortable on the couch and want nothing more than to curl up to a good movie or your favorite sitcom for the night.
That might be okay for some, but not for you! After all, you're not just building a home business, you're building a legacy!
But still… you're tired!
How do you motivate yourself to get off the couch and get to work?
Here are some tips to get you going…
Be a Couch Potato (for a while)
The first step is to acknowledge what's happening. Understand that you need to transition from your “day job” to working on your business at night.
Allow yourself a short time to do just that — transition.
- When I get home from work around 5:30pm, I generally give myself until 7pm to have dinner and relax before I start working on my business.
- During this time, I relax and flip on the TV to catch up on the news. This is my “transition time”.
- About 15 minutes beforehand, I flip off the TV and start thinking about work and how best to use my time and at 7pm, it's game time!
It's okay to be a couch potato, if that's how you transition from work to business.
But just remember that it's a tradition and not an excuse.
Change Your Self Talk
I find that changing my self-talk can help get me moving in the right direction when I'm tired from the day.
Simply changing my self talk from “I'm so tired, I just want to crash on the couch all night”, to…
“I'm tired from my day, but after a short period of relaxation I will feel rejuvenated and ready to work on my business” …
can help me reframe my time and make it easier to transition into business mode.
Try it and see if it helps you!
Do you have something that motivates you?
Preparing your mind for working on your business is important.
- Maybe you prefer to listen to some fast paced music.
- Or perhaps you get inspiration from reading some powerful mindset pieces from Jim Rohn.
- Maybe a video clip from Rocky floats your boat.
Whatever gets you revved up and full of energy, use it… leverage it to help you get motivated to work on your business.
Let's Get Physical
Listening to music, watching videos and reading a book are all passive ways to motivate your mind.
What about the physical?
Sometimes going for a brisk walk or run does just the trick to get me moving and less lethargic.
After a good workout and quick shower, I feel rejuvenated and filled with new energy!
It works for me… maybe it will work for you, too.
So get off the couch, go for a walk or grab your bike and get some physical exercise. You may be surprised how much it will energize you!
Nothing can keep you on the couch and away from your business more than the feeling of being overwhelmed.
Overwhelm is rampant nowadays and it's a powerful inhibitor to taking action.
My advice? — start small.
If you have big projects like starting a blog or a new marketing campaign, try breaking them into smaller tasks that can be completed the same day.
Psychologically it will be much easier for you to get off the couch and excited to work on your business if you can work on and complete small pieces of a project at one or two sittings.
As a Part Time Networker, it's critical that you master the ability to transition from your day job to working on your business at night.
When you find your special way(s) to make this transition, you'll find yourself full of energy and excited, ready to build your legacy.
And the results will follow that much faster.
How do YOU transition yourself from full time job to online entrepreneur? LEAVE A COMMENT!
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