In my days of coaching and consulting, this is a question that I get a lot! “Chris, how do I make my home business successful?” “It’s very simple,” I tell them, “you have to work less!” Now of course in response, I get the blank stare. “What are you talking about?” Trust me. If you want to make more money, and make your home business successful, read my lips, you have to work less!
For those of you who are reading who are new to my methodologies, you are probably laughing your ass off. That’s okay, because I’m going to show you how you can make your home business successful by working less.
We want to get into the business or entrepreneur game for many reasons, but one of those reasons is on everyone’s mind: you guessed it, money. Of course there are other reasons as well, maybe you are tired of working the typical 9 to 5 J.O.B., or maybe you were laid off, or maybe you just don’t want to work for someone anymore. All those and more are great reasons why you should become an entrepreneur and start your own successful home business. But at the end of the day, we all want to make MONEY.
Now by working less and making more, I mean just that. If you are a relatively new entrepreneur and you are trying to get your business off the ground, well, you might have to put in a little bit more time and effort for a little while longer. You might be thinking, “Chris, what the hell did I get myself into?” That’s okay. To that I say, stick to it a little while longer. Your freedom is coming.
To those of you who have been in the game a little while, and you feel like you are working more and more and can’t ever catch a break, that’s the key moment where you need to realize that you need to take a step back and work less. You are going to drive yourself nuts. If you have employees, you are probably driving them nuts as well. While this may seem like the opposite of what you should do, trust me on this. Take a step back, take some time for yourself, go take a vacation, but all in all, you need to work less. By doing this and staying out of the way, you not only give yourself some space to catch up, but your employees will be able to work more comfortably without having you up their ass. It’s a better situation for all involved. Not to mention, you got into the business game because you WANTED this, remember? Oh, right, and money.
In addition, by taking some time away for yourself, I find that this is often the key point where my creative juices really start kicking in. By being able to clear your mind of the junk that is running (and ruining) your life, you are able to focus on more creative ideas that will allow your business to grow and prosper. How do you like that? So what’s the moral of this story? In order to make your home business successful, work less.