If you’re like me you’re lucky to be able to work from home, thanks to technology. Yet you’ve probably experienced the dance we call "shaving the yak!" That’s when everything else at home looks more inviting that sitting down and doing your work.
Seth Godin used it in a blog post long ago. First you decide to clean up your desk, then before you know it you’re down at the zoo shaving yaks!
Well, we may have some answers to the home-based business blues. Listen in Wed. July 27, at 8:30 p.m. ET to our teleseries Conversations with Experts. Our friend and fellow blogger Des Walsh of Thinking Home Business blog is our featured guest. It’s free, but you do have to register to get the call in number.
Here’s what Des will share:
Home based business will in the not too distant future be the preferred model for providing the income to achieve an abundant, fully self-actualised life. For many of us it is already just that or fast becoming so. However, a lot of people who work from home do not feel the sort of pride and exuberance you might expect if home based business is that great a model.
A real business owner thinks strategically, not just responding to crises, and is hungry for profit (some home based ‘business owners’ find this a shocking phrase). A real business owner understands that consistency and service will be rewarded. (I am not talking about people whose ‘home business’ is actually just a hobby and they’re happy with that.)
Des Walsh is a business coach and blogging evangelist. A former senior executive in the Australian government service and a home based consultant and training adviser for business and government since 1988, Des helps business owners and entrepreneurs excel in playing the ‘inner game’ on their path to success.
In his popular blog – Thinking Home Business – Des shares experience and practical tips for the thinking home business owner. He is writing a guide for first time business bloggers. Home is Australia’s Gold Coast.
Conversations with Experts: How to Build Your Business On and Off-line
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