Hello again, everyone! I want to start out by posing a few questions to you all: How many of you have ever gotten worn out or disillusioned in the process of building or running your home business? How many of you have worked and worked and put everything you are into a business and have felt like none of it was helping?
It is really hard when life just keeps running you over, and at times it can feel hopeless. I have been there a hundred different times…and I’m sure some people think that I’m crazy for continuing on in my entrepreneurial mindset. But today, I want to share something with you that can help you keep going through each pitfall you encounter: You need to have a RIDICULOUSLY strong WHY!
What does it mean to have a WHY?
Your WHY is the thing that’s so strong it gets you out of bed in the morning excited for a new day so you can start or continue growing your business. It’s your reason that catapults you through the good, easy times and drives you through the hard, murky ones.
You WHY HAS GOT TO BE STRONG FOR YOU, though! This is extremely important!!! It can’t be a little wimpy why. Wimpy whys don’t stick around to spur you on when things get really tough, and things will get really tough. So you have to figure out what you are working for…your WHY.
My WHY started out as wanting to be able to be home with our daughter once she was born while still contributing to our household income. That is what started me out on my journey of working to find a business that worked well for me and my family.
Gradually our family WHY started to evolve to include other things; and it’s been so strong for me in growing my businesses that in four short months we doubled our household income to work toward our goals and WHYs even faster! This is what makes having a WHY SO VERY IMPORTANT!!!
So how do you find your WHY? I want you to grab a piece of paper, sit down in a quiet space, and I want you to write down all of the things that are most important to you. I want you to write down the names of your loved ones, your dreams, your financial goals. I want you to write it all, even down to the little important things, like, “being able to afford the amazing nutritional supplements that I want to get for my family each month” (yes, that is one of the things on my list :)).
When you are done with that, I want you to find the most important thing on that list to you. What are you willing to work and fight for, no matter how hard it gets? THOSE are the things that become your WHY. THOSE are the things that will keep you going through the good times and the bad.
Once you have your WHY, you need to keep it in your mind and in sight always! Having a WHY brings joy into the craziness of running your own business because you know exactly what you are working for. You have your WHY, and you are running towards it full speed!
I would love to hear your WHYs! What are the things that drive you everyday to keep going? What are the things that are inspiring you to want to start your own home business? Drop them down in the comments below–you never know who you will encourage with your own WHY.