Self-Discipline Gets The Job Done…
It will not matter at all how much money you have put aside to get started or how supportive your family is, if you can not motivate yourself, you are in trouble. Self-discipline is one of the most important traits to have when attempting to launch an at-home career. This goes for telecommuters who will work full-time for companies as much as it does would-be entrepreneurs. To make sure you have what it takes on this front, consider asking yourself these things and answering with frank honesty:
Am I motivated?
If you do not have the motivation and drive to get up in the morning and get to work, an at-home business will be on shaky ground from the start. While half the reward of working at home is to be around more for the family, you will still need to operate with drive to enjoy business success. Just like raising your children, an at-home career will require time, attention and some serious nurturing.
Can I set hours and stick with them?
When you own the operation or work as a freelancer, you can set your own hours. Actually doing so can be a very big help in making sure life is balanced out better. Of course, you can knock off early to play with the kids once in a while, but you will need stick to schedules on a more-or-less regular basis.