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Mindset And How TO Stay Focused On Your Goals

It is easy to talk the talk when it comes to working from home, generating a passive income stream, or maybe even just creating a healthy additional side hustle.

You may even be a little “proud” about it and brag to your friends and former work colleagues.

I would edge on the side of caution with that.

Working from home requires a very unique set of skills.

This post is going to outline that and what steps you can take to make the whole experience more professional and longer-term.

It does not matter if you are a sports trader, a writer, a web designer, or any other freelance worker who works from home. This applies to you.

#1 Be Professional

The first thing I would say is to remain professional. When working from home do NOT get into the habit of not getting dressed.

I am serious.

I have seen many entrepreneurs talk about staying in their pyjamas for the day and working from the comfort of their bed.

This is not a good idea.

Set an alarm, get up, make the bed, take a shower and get dressed.

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A very important part of mindset is training yourself to win.

A simple task like making the bed in the morning will be considered a “win” so you need to get into the habit of doing things correctly and keeping a positive outlook.

#2 Stay Focused and Set Goals

Goal setting is also incredibly important. Especially for the growth of your business, but also for you.

Let’s say you are making just about enough to be able to work from home.

Enough to cover your bills, expenses and a little left over for a few luxuries in life.

If you are making £2000 a month currently from your work from home endeavours aim to increase it by 10% each quarter.

So, in the next three months try to increase it to £2200.

This doesn’t have to be by trading more hours for work. You can increase your rates a little. If you have happy clients then they will not mind. Or, if you are trading stocks or sports then your pot will be growing anyway so you can just increase your stakes a little for larger returns.

You should always be setting new targets.

It helps keep the mind focused and driven.

You can also start some passive income streams like we have mentioned on the blog before such as writing your own books, sports betting, affiliate marketing, etc.

This last point actually brings me onto my next part.

#3 Always Be Learning & Improving

The mind should be treated like a muscle and by that I mean it needs to be used. Everyone, if they have done the same work for years on end may end up finding it a tad monotonous.

You should always be learning.

always be learning

Obviously, this comes with the territory in some trades. If you are a web designer then you will constantly need to keep on top of the latest software developments for example.

The internet space changes very quickly.

A sports trader also will need to improve its trading techniques as more and more traders come online and figure out an edge.

We always need to be moving, learning and developing our minds.

Do not stand still.

Take the latest Covid-19 crisis for example.

Companies that stood still would have suffered. Entrepreneurs who looked at going on the attack to the markets would have made gains. In themselves and their businesses.

Adapt and evolve was the message for them during this crisis.

There are always opportunities out there.

I hope these three tips will help with your work from home journey. It can be done, it can be lonely, it can even be depressing, many people miss the social aspect of it all.

But, those who master it get great satisfaction and reward from it.

And, they all apply the techniques and steps I have outlined above.