You Are Your Own Boss
When you join a network marketing company, you are your own boss! One of the lures of being an entrepreneur is to be able to “fire your boss” and become your own. We’ve all had one or two or more in our time and we know that bosses are doing the work for a higher up who’s doing the work for another higher up and so on. In all cases, the employees at the bottom are the ones who are pressured and sometimes bullied and always dumped on. The expectation of accomplishing many tasks in an unrealistic time frame comes with the fear of retaliation from the boss or one or more of those higher ups. The boss is under pressure too and uses that pressure to make his subordinates feel pressure too.
The 9-5 Scenario
The scenario is the same – report to the job on time, do the boring, uninteresting work, asked to do the impossible, criticized for what is done, report on time from lunch, very little praise or recognition, many times demeaned then leave the job at the same time every day, stressed, pressed and often times depressed. Most people have the same experience and absolutely hate it. But not everyone will take action to leave that life behind and so they continue to walk the treadmill of the 9-5.
You Are Your Own Boss So Program Yourself To Uninterrupted Work Daily
For those who DO want something different and step into the world of entrepreneurship, the new way of work can be deceiving. Some think that working from home means you get to lounge around each day, get up when you want, do whatever you want, do as much as you want, choose not to do anything at all or live the “life of Riley” day in and day out doing spurts of activities without any real purpose or focus, and of course, no progress. Hey, there’s no boss to tell you what to do! So, you can do whatever you want or nothing at all. These are the people who left their jobs to pursue…a hobby!
Working from home means exactly the opposite. You are working but in the space of your home. And so because you ARE working, you need to develop a mindset that propels you to engage in activities that move your business into progress and eventually profit mode. This simply cannot be done by doing the things mentioned above. This is the reason you still need a boss. A boss who will tell you what to do, when to do it, how to do it, by when to do it and why you’re doing it. This boss can relate to you and your goals. This boss also knows what you need to do to acheive them and stays on you to make sure you do. I was on a webinar the other day and the trainer was sharing an experience she had the previous day. She was working on a blog post, getting that great content ready to share with others, when she received a phone call from one of her team members who wanted to chat. She told her that she couldn’t because she needed to get the blog post finished but afterwards started thinking that she should call her back. Guess what? She didn’t make the call. Know why? Her boss told her not to. Her boss told her to finish her work. Here’s another example, When I returned home today from my exercise class, I wanted to take a nap. I had just worked out and my bed looked very comfortable. Surely a little bitty nap wouldn’t hurt, I thought. But guess what? My boss told me no, go work on your blog post and that’s the post you’re reading right now.
You Will Always Have A Boss
You may have fired your boss already or you may be preparing to do so but in any case, you still have a boss in your life and always will. That boss is YOU! You are your own boss. You are the person who will lead yourself down the path of prosperity and success by calling the shots, making the critical decisions and applying yourself each and every day. When you don’t feel like it, when you choose an unrelated activity, when you want to be social or when you want to be entertained, listen to your boss and do what he/she tells you to do. Remember, you hold the key to success in your hand and with your “boss” always nearby to steer you in the right direction, you will be able to use that key to open many doors.
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