The Key Is Consistency!

I have worked from home for 4 years now and during that time I have seen many people succeed, and many people fail. I’ve seen people join 10 different companies/jobs and quit each one after a month or two. I’ve seen people work the same business for 4 years. I’ve seen people achieve amazing success. But what sets them apart? What makes some people be able to achieve an amazing income from home, while others never see a dollar?

Many factors affect success, but one of the main ones is Consistency! Building a business is hard!! Few people find success the first day they start. But what sets them up for success is they are consistent and keep going! They know it’s going to be tough but they put in the work each day and even on days where they feel like quitting, they don’t! Even on days when your home is flooded, your car breaks down, and two of your 3 kids are sick….you have to keep going!12795481_10153538677324576_1039291868488597657_n

If you log on social media, you will see people that “company jump” as I like to call it. They join a new company, don’t have success right away, so they move on to the next one. The problem is, it takes TIME to build a business. Sure we all have those friends who start out making over $2,000 their first month, but for many people it takes time and consistency! You have to show people you believe in your company, you are putting in the work, and you know you can have success. They want to see that! Most people will NOT partner up with someone who hasn’t been with a company long, or who has jumped from many different companies. Why?? Because they worry you will leave them and this new company like you did the last!Consistency

You have to build a reputation, build trust, and build a business that will last. That won’t happen in a week. And for most people it takes a year or more!! You need to be consistent if you expect results. You can’t try and lose weight by exercising one day a week and eating pizza and ice cream the other 6 days. You have to be consistent! If you are building your business online, you need to show up to “work”. You can’t post about your business once a week. In the beginning, unless you personally speak to every person you know and give them details about your new job, most will NOT see it on social media! Unless you are consistent.  People need to be exposed to an opportunity an average of 7 times before they jump on it.

If you are finding you don’t have success in your business, ask yourself, “Am I being consistent in building my business, working my business, and following through?”

Consistency is KEY!

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If you are ready to be consistent and work a job you love from home, I would love to be your mentor! Read about what I do HERE!

Dana

5 Skills Needed To Successfully Work From Home

In the years that I have worked from home, I have chatted with thousands of other women trying to be successful and find work from home jobs. One thing I have learned and I’m not afraid to tell people, the work from home industry is NOT for everyone!1

Many people in home based businesses would not like me saying that, but I’m a person who believes in honesty. I’ve worked with a lot of women and some have what it takes, and some don’t. It is requires a unique set of skills, but you also need to have the right personality to work from home. Some people do, some people do not, and some people learn how to do it as they go. But even those that might have the best personality in the world, often quite because of the time it can take. You have to be able to see the big picture, the light at the end of a very long tunnel, and trust if you keep going it will pay off!

If you are thinking of starting a work from home job, think about these things before you do. Make sure you have what it takes, and that you put in the work.

5 skills need to work from home

 

  1. You need to be self motivated. You don’t have a boss, YOU are the boss! You have to motivate yourself each day to work instead of catching up on Real Housewives, to work when your kids are in bed, and to work on the days you don’t feel motivated. Many people won’t work unless they HAVE to, so you have to find ways to motivate yourself each day. You won’t get paid if you don’t work.
  2. You need to have good time management skills. When you are a parent working from home, often times your schedule depends on your kids. For me, I have to work in the evenings when they go to bed, but I’m not a night person haha. I am exhausted by the time they are in bed and my brain is too tired to think! I learned to put my “brain” tasks on days my husband is home or to get up early to do them. I also make a “to do list” each day and so I’m able to sit down to work and get things done off that list without getting distracted! That allows me to get my work done faster and in the short time frame I have for work.
  3. You need to have good people skills. Some people might disagree with this one, but I personally think its important! If you are working with others, you need to use manners and be able to communicate well. I’ve had hundreds of people contact me for job information and 75% will not even respond back to me with a “thank you”. That just blows my mind as I was raised to always says please and thank you, especially when someone is taking the time our of their day to help you haha. But how you speak to people, how you relate to them, and how you interact with them can play a huge role! Someone who is kind and helpful, I want to listen to what they have to say! Someone who is short and rude, I am not interested in communicating with them. So always trying and have manners and be kind! You never know, they may refer their friends to you!
  4. You need to be creative. This is not required to be successful working from home, but I really think it helps a lot! Sometimes you have to come up with new ideas on how to advertise yourself, how to find new customers, how to grow your contact list and being creative can help make it easier! If you are not creative, you can always ask others who successfully work from home for tips as many people are happy to share what they have found works for them.
  5. You need to be the boss. This is one of the most important skills you need, you need to be able to be a BOSS! You need to keep yourself on track, but you also need to be able to evaluate your own work. Are you working the required hours you need to be each week? Are you doing busy work, or productive work? Are you being honest with yourself about how hard you work? These are things you have to hold yourself accountable for! I have so many people who tell me they weren’t successful working from home, but usually that means they didn’t show up to work! An at home business is the same as an office job, if you don’t work, you won’t get paid! If you work for 15 minutes 3 days a week, that is what you should expect to get paid for! You have to be your own Boss and be willing to look at you work and see how you can improve to help you with your goals.

 

If you know you would be perfect for working at home, make sure to check out our Work From Home Directory for a job that will be perfect for you!

 

Dana

Skinny Bacon Ranch Chicken

Since my husband returned to college at the beginning of the year and changed his work schedule, dinner at my house has been chaos! All but 2 nights a week, he is not home for dinner which means I have to cook the meal while helping one child with homework, preventing one from climbing on the furniture, and another from painting the house. Not the easiest job! Especially when trying to also have a meal that is healthy!

My goal this year is to try one new meal a week. I’m not going to lie, some that I have tried have been utter fails and I was left eating a protein shake for dinner haha. The tough part is I need meals that are easy to prepare, easy to cook, and can be done in the crock pot or a little time in the oven. If it requires 20 ingredients, tons of chopping, peeling, stirring and sautéing, then it won’t happen!

This meal has become one of my favorites! It meets my picky criteria of easy to prepare, few ingredients and baked in the oven in a short period of time! It also is healthy, my kids and husband like it, and its not a boring meal! Give it a try!

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Ingredients:

4 Chicken Breasts

4 Tbsp Light Ranch

4 Slices Turkey Bacon

Cheddar Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the chicken breasts in a 4×6 baking dish. Cover each breast with 1 Tbsp Light Ranch (you can add more if you would like, but too much makes the dish watery and takes longer to cook). Next, layer the chicken with the uncooked turkey bacon. I break mine up to fit it evenly on the chicken breasts. Cook for approximately 30-40 minutes (varies depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts so check when it comes close to the end of cooking). Top with cheddar cheese and cook for another 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Enjoy!

 

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Dana