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Work at Home: Having the Right Attitude

As a work-at-home individual you have a unique experience. Depending on the type of business you’re in, you may either come into contact with a lot of people or no people.  There may be days or even weeks where your primary co-worker is the person you face in the mirror. As attractive as that may sound, it does have its drawbacks.  The fewer people you come into contact with, the more you need to feed your mind with positive motivation in order to maintain the right attitude.


As a solo worker, you’ve got to motivate yourself. You don’t get to hold weekly meetings with your boss to prioritize your workweek, nor do you have customers calling you all day to remind you of what your most important priority on your desk should be. Instead, you have to set the priorities and carry them out. You’ve got to be self motivated.

If you feel particularly lazy on any given day, you’ve got to pick yourself up and get yourself going. That’s why it is important to fill your brain with the right stuff. To be successful, you should constantly nourish your brain with positive material. Make it a habit to read positive motivation books, listen to positive motivation tapes and watch encouraging, uplifting movies. Stay away from negative influences that don’t help you to reach your goal.

When the obstacles seem overwhelming and a lesser person may give up, because you have prepared your mindset by constantly feeding your mind with positive and encouraging thoughts, you look atThumbs Up the obstacle as something to make you stronger, not as something that will defeat you. Take a few minutes each day in the morning and a few minutes at night before you go to bed. Start and end your day on a positive note.  You will find that over time, situations that would have stopped you in the past will become a stepping-stone to your future

Once you truly see the glass as half full rather than half empty, you know you’ve got the right attitude and you’re on your way.

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  • snowfence February 6, 2010, 7:50 am

    Thanks for the motivation!

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