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Here is a strategy to help you avoid emotional burnout in your online business, free yourself from the overwhelm of the complicated online marketing world, and LOVE your life.
What usually happens when we start a home based business is that we get into it for certain reasons like financial freedom, time with our family, or to be our own boss.
But we get so caught up in the process that we end up spending all our time online trying to keep up with learning every skill in we come across, and we forget why we are doing it in the first place. At that point emotional burnout happens and we quit or look for something else.
Today, we can build a business any way we choose. There are a ton of options that it's simply a matter of finding the strategy we enjoy.
When I started my first home business, I tried to duplicate everything my upline was did, even though it wasn't in my personality. She was great at calling people and booking home parties, but I wasn't, and people could sense that.
In comparing ourselves to other people and their talents, we lose sight of our own unique skillsets and struggle to become like them. But the whole reason they are successful is because they enjoy and are good at what they do. If you find your unique skillset, you will avoid emotional burnout and be able to build your business in a way that you will stick with for the long term.
It's unhealthy to keep doing what you do not enjoy
If you want to build a business, you have to find a way to do it that makes you happy or it won't work. If you force yourself to do something you don't want to do, you will do it because of your 'vision' ... but only in the short term.
Phoning people, following up, and doing parties is not for me. I really do admire people who can do it, but it's not for everyone. Loving what you do will bring you fulfillment in so many ways.
What do you enjoy doing? When you do get so involved in something that you forget to eat? If you can find what makes you want to work, you will avoid emotional burnout, grow a thriving business, and you will be successful in whatever you do.
Everyone is different so everyone's business will be different. It may be based on writing, talking to people directly, doing paid advertising, making videos, or something else, but it is 100% possible to build a business that you love if you find the way you love to do it.
I suggest making two lists. One of things you want in your business and one of things you don't want. It's really important to know what you don't want.
For example, I don't want to do 3 way calls, or have to talk to my friends and family about my business waste time all day on the internet doing things that are not getting me closer to my goals.
But I do want to use the internet to get in front of people organically, and connect with people internationally who have big visions like me, and I do want to be able to get everything done in 4 hours a day or less.
Having a CLEAR vision will help you stay focused too.
I suggest dropping what you are doing right now, and writing a journal entry dated 1 year from now, written in the present tense of what your day looks like. Write down the little details like colour and smell to make it vivid, and explain exactly how you got to where you are.
Keep your 'vision' close at all times because second you lose sight of that vision, burnout will start to creep in. Read your vision daily, stay focused on building daily in a way you love, and you will be amazed at the outcome.
Find your vision, keep it close, and figure out how you want to work that makes you happy.
You are in this for a reason. It's just a matter of having a clear vision and finding your authentic voice. You can do this any way you choose. So step up and free yourself from emotional burnout today. Let's make 2013 the best year ever.
Rebecca Ness is a 'work from anywhere' mom who finally found her voice after years of struggle in the home business industry, and now enjoys blogging for a living. Visit her at http://www.work-from-anywhere-family.com
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