When I quit my regular teaching job to start working from home, I didn’t have a clear idea on why I was doing it, and in which direction I wanted to go. Part of why I did it, was to get even with my husband – I wanted to earn an income that matched his! When I learnt that online business and internet marketing was a great way to earn a substantial income, I jumped into it with both feet.
I made the mistake of not looking first into what I was getting into, and why I really wanted to do it. The end result was a lot of time, effort and money spent with little to show for it. I didn’t get the success or the income that I had expected. Begin your WAHM journey with the right mindset and for the right reasons, and you will reach your goals sooner than you think.
Align Yourself with God’s Priorities
I have to admit, my intentions were at first not in tune with God, and that played a major role in the results I saw. It is essential that you take time to align yourself with what God’s plan is for you. Stay connected with Him and let Him lead you in this journey. If you are not in tune with God and His priorities, it will not bring out the long term results you crave.
From my own experience I can say that, the amount of money you make will not matter if you don’t have peace in what you’re doing. There is great joy in knowing you are in the center of God’s will and He is with you as you step out in this journey.
Have the Right Mindset
Your mind is your greatest asset. And it is your mindset that will ultimately make you or break you. It is essential that you get yourself into the right frame of mind even before you get started.
Your mind is wonderfully made by God to serve as your center of reasoning, deciding, believing and envisioning. (From Casey Treat’s Book ‘Renewing the Mind‘)
With a mind which is properly tuned to the right thoughts, you have unlimited power at your disposal. People who have succeeded in their respective fields are ordinary human beings, just like us. They had dreams, but didn’t stop there. They acted out their dreams with a vision and purpose. They were ready to take risks and face failure.
Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone? You will have to learn new skills, grow in your craft, and stretch in ways you had never thought of earlier. If you remain where you are comfortable, or give in to your fear of the unknown, you will not make much progress.
God did not create you for a life of mediocrity. He wants you to live an abundant life. He has placed a dream in your heart, and given you the talents and skills to make it a reality. Stay tuned to God, get into the right mindset, and your plan to start making money from home will soon become a reality.
So, Why Do You Want to Become a Work-at-Home Mom?
One of the main reasons you want to work from home, is the income you can bring in for your family. But that should not be your only reason. You need to have other concrete reasons to become a WAHM, that you can fall back on when you are just starting out, and you’re not making a fortune. What is the real driving force behind you wanting to work from home? Take a look at the reasons you want to become a work at home mom, from the 3 different perspectives that matter the most.
Do you have a particular dream you’d like to pursue? It could be something you’re really good at, or something you know a lot about. Maybe it’s a skill you’ve developed over the years, but had to shelve because of other factors. Perhaps, you want to do more than cooking, cleaning and taking care of the kids. Whatever your personal reasons may be for wanting to become a work at home mom, jot them down in a notebook.
How would becoming a WAHM benefit your family? Of course, there’s the income. And there’s the added advantage of being there for your family. Write down all the ways you working from home would bless your family.
How would your society benefit from you working from home? Maybe there is a social cause you’d like to contribute to, or a ministry you want to support. Or perhaps, there is a cause you’d like to voice on a public platform online. Think of ways your work would help your community and list them down.
Now take a look at the consolidated list of reasons why you would like to become a work at home mom. These WHY’s will be your driving force in the days to come. They will motivate you to keep going when you want to quit. Print out this list, or keep it in a prominent place. It will inspire you to do the work, and achieve the results you seek.
We’re just getting started with the WAHM series. Stay tuned for more awesome resources in the days to come!