How To Be Your Own Boss
If you decide that you want to run a business from home after having a child, or at any other point in your career, then you may find that you are required to be your own boss. Whilst this can sound like a wonderful idea to many, it can sometimes be tougher than you might think. With this in mind, here are a few tips on how to achieve success when you’re your own boss.
First of all, you will need to remember to stay focused. No one else will be there to motivate you when you’re working for yourself, so you need to be passionate and motivated about the project at hand. Often, it can be all too easy to become distracted by facebook or foxy bingo, or even by your children if you are also a stay at home mum. Often, you might find that you get more done if you work in short bursts. Why not try working for an hour, and then giving yourself fifteen minutes ‘off’? This might feel like you are taking a lot of breaks, but it can actually be key in helping to improve efficiency.
It is also a good idea to give yourself business goals or targets, just as you might be given by your boss when working as an employee. This can help you to stay motivated and to track your progress. Just because you are setting your own deadlines, doesn’t mean that you should be any less determined to meet them. After all, the only person responsible for any future pay rises is you.
That said, it is also important to maintain a good work-life balance when working as your own boss. If you have chosen to run a business from home in order to have more time with your family, then there is no point in spending your entire time working. Try to finish your working day at a reasonable time, and avoid working weekends when possible – much as you would as an employee.