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What Is Your “Why” For 2024? Set your intention now

How do you stay motivated?  How do you continue to to push through the tough times?  The truth is, starting a business from home can be tough.  You’d better have a great reason for starting whatever business or endeavor you are considering!  This is where knowing your “why” is so critical to whether or not your home business succeeds or fails.  It helps you set your intention to ensure success.

Your “why” is what is going to push you through those tough and frustrating time as a business owner.  What is it that you want out of life?  What do you want for your family?  What do you want your financial situation to look like down the road?  Before you even begin your business venture it is important to ask yourself these questions to help push you through the obstacles as you begin to learn and build your home business.

Figuring Out Your “Why”

Take some time to reflect on why you are choosing to start your own business.  Is it simply to become your own boss?  Maybe it’s to have more quality time with your family or not have to worry about missing out on your kid’s different activities.  Maybe it’s that you no longer want to wake up to an alarm every day, or you want to make more money.  It could be that you simply hate working for someone else or that you want the job security knowing that work will always be there.

Your “why” can be one or all of the above.  Or it can be something that isn’t even mentioned here.  The important thing is that you take the time to figure out what your “why” is to put you in a position to be successful in your new business.

Being A Small Business Owner Can Be Lonely

Why is it so important to know your “why”?  The truth of the matter is that being a small business owner can be lonely .  What I mean by this is that there will be no one to cheer you on or to keep you on track.  It is going to be up to you and you alone to do the things required to be a success.

When things don’t go your way, and there WILL be times when they don’t, you need to remind yourself of why you decided to do this in the first place.  Knowing your “why” will be what gets you through those tough times.  When you get frustrated, lost or feel like quitting, you need a beacon to see you through those tough times.

Write It Down

When you figure out what your “why” is, then you need to write it down to make it real.  Have you heard that when your set goals that they need to be written down? The same thing applies to your “why”.  If you don’t write it down then it becomes just another fleeting thought in your head that simply disappears over time.  Not only do you need to write it down, but it needs to be a constant reminder to you by putting it where you will always see it.  Write it on a sticky note and put it on your bathroom mirror so that you see it every morning when you get out of bed.

Maybe put a note on the TV as a reminder to not turn it on because things need to get done.  If you need to post notes in twenty different places to serve as a constant reminder of your “why” then perhaps you need to do just that!  When you have achieved your goal, you can take great pride in taking the notes down or focusing on a new goal.

Distractions Are Everywhere!

Having a clearly defined “why” is going to also keep you from getting distracted.  After all, distractions are everywhere!  This is even more true when you are working from home.  It can be very easy not to do the things that need to be done, your “why” will help with this.

Most of us have families.  Your spouse and kids can demand your attention and a lot of it.  You need to take the time to figure out not only what your “why” is but how you can make it happen. If you are planning to work on your business just as the kids are getting home from school then you are already stacking the deck against yourself.  So make sure you are setting yourself up for success by figuring out beforehand when you are going to do what needs to get done so that your distractions are at a minimum.  Do you need to get up an hour early?  Cut down on social media scrolling?  Make these decisions now.

Can’t Figure Out Your “Why”?

This post doesn’t give the full importance of figuring out your “why”.  I highly recommend a couple of books for you to check out to motivate you to new levels.

The first one is Start With Why by Simon Sinek.  Here you will fully understand the importance of figuring out your “why” and how it will motivate you down the path to becoming a successful business owner.  The second book I would like to recommend is Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.  This is a must-read for anyone looking to start their own business.

I have personally read both of these and I can truly say that both of them are amazing reads and will help you get your mind straight and ready to tackle any obstacle that will come your way.

Still Looking For The Right Business For You?

Chances are, you have landed on this post because you are looking into becoming a bookkeeper.  If so, then consider checking out the top bookkeeping course online to see if bookkeeping can be the answer to you chasing your “why”.

Whatever route you decide to take, whether it is bookkeeping or not, be sure to figure out your “why” and the rest will fall into place.  I wish you the best and go now and start chasing your dreams!

If you have any questions or comments, simply drop it below and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!

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