10 Tips For Starting A Business While Working

Perhaps you want to create a blog, open up an online store or provide advice or coaching in a particular area?

I’ve had few people ask me lately how I did it, so in case you were in need of a few tips I’ve got 10 for you 🙂

1) Don’t quit your job – well not yet anyway. As appealing as it sounds to quit your job unless you have enough money to support yourself for the first few months (or longer) you’re going to be in a bit of a sticky situation when you can’t afford to pay rent. Better off going part time or finding a less stressful job that allows you to focus on your business but still gives you some money to play with.

2) If your job is livable for the time being, stick it out and learn to love it. Even though you don’t want to be in your job forever there is no point in complaining or being negative, it will just bring you down and your business will suffer.

3) If you’re not willing to spend your free moments working on your business you probably shouldn’t be doing it. You have to be willing to work on it weekends and nights to get where you want to be.

4) Find coaches and mentors who can help you. I have invested significantly in myself in 2012 and I will be doing even more so in 2013, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made and I wouldn’t be here with my new sparkly website (more on this tomorrow:) if I haven’t taken that leap.

5) Have a dedicated home office. Here are a few that are on my dream board for when we move!

5) Stop viewing situations as a success or failure due to the monetary outcome. Instead look at all experiences as a chance to learn and grow.

6) You certainly want to make money from your business, but it certainly shouldn’t be the only reason you’re doing it. Why? If you’re only doing it for the money you’re going to get burnt out quickly and lose interest. It takes time to start something from scratch.

7) Watch where you spend your time. If you’re working and starting a business you’re going to have to make some lifestyle changes to fit everything in, so that means cutting down on TV, partying and doing things that don’t get you closer to your goal.

8) Surround yourself with like minded, happy, successful people who want to better themselves. Hanging out with friends from high school who are doing the same thing they were doing 10 years ago is going to get you nowhere fast.

9) Take consistent action every day. I have a client who used to be really inconsistent in taking action, some days she was making great progress but then she’d go a week without doing anything. She started taking action every day and soon she was achieving things that used to take her weeks to do in just one day! Make a promise to yourself that you’ll do something every single day that will get you closer to your goal.

Do you have your own business? What are your tips for starting a business while working? Do you want to start a business? What’s holding you back?

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