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Mothers, or moms-to-be, starting to work-at-home.

Are you a Mother? Did you wake up this morning and consider getting back into the working word?

If so, here are 4 tips to help you get started to work-at-home.

 

Many mothers, or moms-to-be are anxious about the money lost while staying at home and taking care of their young. Worry no longer!

Working from home is an excellent idea whether you’re looking for a new career, trying to get more money in your pocket, or even just to interact with other adults.

 

Before you jump into your slippers and stroll downstairs to start your new business, here are 4 things to consider;

 

1)      Find your confidence.

Whether you’re a mom to be, or already a mother, when you step into the work place you are a business woman! Use the skills you use in your everyday life and transform them into your resume.

 

Are your kitchen counters clean and all the dishes put away? If so, you’re neat and organized.

Is the nursery decorated in a certain color scheme or theme? If so, you’re creative and decisive.

Do you discipline your children and set important rules? If so, you have fantastic leadership and management skills.

Although you have been staying at home with your children, you have been growing as an individual and gaining the skills you can use towards your business.

 

2)      Which direction would you like to adventure?

Sit down and think about what you are good at and what you enjoy to do. This will help you to decide which direction you would like to head in, as well as motivate you to jump into work.

You should consider what careers you have experience with, which you’re interested in, and which you would like to peruse.
The internet is so divers; it may be a good idea to choose a few interesting careers, and then narrow down your choices once you do your research.

When you do start your research, be aware of scams! You know how the saying goes,

“if it sounds too good to be true, it is”

 

3)      Plan your schedule.

How much time would you like to spend working each day? There are part-time, as well as full time work-at-home positions.

If you don’t want to, or cant, spend a lot of time away from your children, consider a flexible part-time schedule that will give you the freedom to stop working when they need your attention, or even take certain week days off.

On the other hand, if you have a lot of free time, pick a full-time schedule that will give you an opportunity to work full hours.

Be realistic when you consider your schedule, because there is no doubt that you will miss your little ones, and they will need you at times. It should simply be based on how much time you are willing, and able to spend working.

 

4)      Support.

Talk to some other adults who work at home and get their advice and support to help motivate you. Hearing from other individuals who are, or have been, in the same position as you are will help forewarn you about the emotional and physical changes working will put you through, as well as the problems.

 

The most important thing to concentrate on from the people you talk to, is regarding their success! By focusing on the positive support, you will be able to leap into the working world with no worries.

By Christine P



Be Green, Work from Home!

5 Reasons to work from home in order to be more environmentally friendly;

1)      Working in an office building doesn’t always lead you to a location close to home, and this means using gasoline. Whether you’re driving, taking a bus or train, you’re still a contributor to burning fuels.

Why not work from home? You don’t have to use any gasoline; you simply walk to your designated work space every morning. This will also save you money! 

 

2)      Choice! When you work from home you have a choice to buy your supplies, machines, and equipment, and this gives you the opportunity to go green. There are so many green options now-a-days when considering pens, paper, desks, chairs etc. that cost equal to the generally more popular, less eco-friendly, supplies.

When considering a desk, invest in one made from sustainable wood or buy second-hand.

 

3)      When you decide to work from home, you will be doing most of your work online. This means less paper. While faxing, printing, scanning may still be a daily duty; it will be much smaller amount then the average office.Working from home gives you the freedom to use recycled paper, and gives you the chance to recycle your used paper.

There are online programs, such as Greenprint, which allow you to pick and choose exactly what you want printed instead of printing the whole document.

 

4)      Forget the old habit of using plastic containers for your sliced apple, or a zip-lock bag for your sandwich; it’s time to go green. While working from home you can use your own plates, cups, and cutlery with an environmentally friendly soap to clean them.

Eating from home will save you money, and save our ecosystem.

 

By Christine P.



13 Simple Ways to Get Motivated and Stay There

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You too can get this motivated.

Even if you love working from home, there will be times when you find your energy and enthusiasm waning. The goods news is that this reaction is completely normal in any work setting, and can be easily remedied.

Here are 14 quick strategies to get and keep yourself motivated.

1. Think positive. Train yourself to think positive thoughts while avoiding negative ones.

2. Stay healthy. You need energy to take action, so plan to eat healthier and exercise more. It will keep you motivated for the long haul.

3. Stay away from negative people. Don’t let them drain your energy and waste your time.

4. Seek out positive people. Let their positive energy rub off on you, and imitate their success strategies.

5. Keep your goals flexible. Don’t make the plan more important than achieving your goal.

6. Always keep higher objectives in mind. Avoid any activity or action that doesn’t serve your higher goal – it’s just a waste of your time.

7. Take responsibility for your own results. Don’t attribute everything to luck, fate, or divine intervention. You’ll be more motivated to do thing right and get things done if you own your results.



7 Mistakes Preventing You From Reaching Your Goals (And How to Overcome Them)

Good goals are your map to get from where you are to where you want to be.

Successful goal setting can help you get ahead, but you have to do it right. Here are 7 mistakes you can fix now so you can use your goals to get the outcomes you’re looking for.

1. Not planning out your goals in writing.

People with written goals have greater success than those who don’t write their goals down. A written plan will keep you on course and clearly identify when you have completed one step and are ready for the next. It will serve as a map leading you from where you are to where you want to be.

2. Failing to focus on a single goal.

Juggling multiple goals at once will make you less likely to achieve any of them. Focus on completing one goal first, and then move on to the next. For more information about the benefits of NOT multitasking, click here.

3. Not focusing on the present.

There’s no point in reminiscing about what might have been or trying to predict what will happen in the future. You can only control what you do in the present, so do something that will move you closer to your primary goal.



3 Effective Techniques to Build Your Self Confidence

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Thinking positively about your circumstances and your ability to handle them is the key to self-confidence.

When you work from home, having a healthy dose of self-confidence may be one of the key factors that help you succeed. Believing in yourself when you hit rough patches or experience temporary lapses in motivation will keep you going so you can follow through with your goals and dreams. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely you’ll succeed.

Here are 3 effective ways to build your self confidence:

1. Think positive.

Focus on the positive aspects of your life and the things you have achieved, rather than dwelling on the negative. You’ll feel better about your current situation and also realize that you can do good things too.




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