Working for yourself can completely change your life. It offers a level of freedom and flexibility that cannot be found in traditional employment. When you work for yourself, you have control over your schedule, your workload, and your income. You can pursue your passions and create a career that aligns with your personal values and goals. However, this level of autonomy also comes with challenges such as managing your own finances, finding clients or customers, and maintaining a work-life balance. Overall, working for yourself can be a game-changer that opens up a world of possibilities, but it requires dedication and hard work to make it a success.
Here are seven key reasons why getting started working for yourself now is in your best interest:
You’re in control: When you work for yourself, you’re the boss. You set the schedule, decide how you’ll spend your time, and choose the projects you’ll work on.
You can follow your passion: Working for yourself gives you the freedom to pursue your passion. You can focus on the work that truly excites you and make a living doing what you love.
Choosing the type of work you want to do and the clients you want to work with, giving you the freedom to pursue projects that align with your interests and values.
Having more control over your schedule, allowing you to allocate time for activities that inspire you and enhance your creativity.
You can earn more money: When you work for someone else, your earning potential is limited by your salary or hourly wage. When you work for yourself, you have the ability to earn as much as you want, based on the value you provide.
You can enjoy a better work-life balance: One of the biggest benefits of working for yourself is the ability to create a work-life balance that suits you. You can set your own schedule and work around your other commitments.
You can build something that’s yours: When you work for yourself, you have the opportunity to build something that’s truly yours. You can create a business or brand that reflects your values and vision.
Working for yourself can be a powerful and beneficial choice. It gives you the freedom, flexibility, and opportunity to create a life and career that truly reflects who you are and what you want to achieve.
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As a remote employee, deciding that being your own boss while working at home can offer a wide range of benefits. The list is numerous, but here are the TOP 10.
Benefits of being your own boss working at home!
Flexibility to set your own schedule and work at your own pace
No more time and money spent on commuting
Increased productivity and focus in your own comfortable environment
More time to spend with family and pursue personal interests
No dress code or need to conform to office norms
Ability to create a workspace that suits your needs and preferences
Reduced stress from office politics and interpersonal conflicts
Increased autonomy and decision-making power
Potential for higher earnings and more financial stability
Improved work-life balance and overall well-being.
Overall, being your own boss while working at home can offer a level of freedom and control that traditional office jobs often lack. For more information about how you can take your career to the next level, consider becoming a member of TW3 Systems, a group of entrepreneurs who have decided to band together for the financial freedom benefit of all in the group.
Welcome to “The Miller Mindset”, a weekly podcast where we explore the power of positive thinking and its impact on our lives. Join me, Chris Miller, as we dive into such topics as goal- setting, overcoming obstacles, and developing a growth mindset. If you’re looking to improve your life and reach your full potential, then this podcast is for you. Don’t miss an episode. Be sure to subscribe today! On today’s show, we will be discussing Imposter Syndrome for Entrepreneurs. So let’s get into it.
Defining Imposter Syndrome
Imposter syndrome is a feeling of self-doubt and insecurity that can affect anyone, but is especially prevalent among entrepreneurs. It’s that nagging voice in your head that tells you that you’re not good enough or that you don’t belong.
One way to combat this feeling is to remind yourself of your accomplishments. Take a moment to reflect on your successes and the hard work that went into achieving them. Remember that you are capable and deserving of your success. You have gathered experience, training, and understanding of a thing that others lack the full scope of in some capacity, and because of that, they need your help to do it for themselves. Rather than thinking about the things you haven’t done, think about the things that you have done and the opportunities that are available to you.
Here are 2 simple tricks to help you kick those negative thoughts out of your head quick, beat feelings of Imposter Syndrome, and get yourself back on track so that you can accomplish your goals.
Tip#1: Reframe your thinking.
Instead of focusing on the negative, try to focus on the positive. Try this exercise on for size. When you are feeling like:
things aren’t going your way
you don’t deserve to be giving advice to others
you aren’t qualified
you are feeling guilty about the fact that you are charging such high prices for something that is seemingly simple for you to do.
Take a moment. Take a breath. Look in the mirror and reframe that thought out loud, but with a positive spin.
Let me give you one as an example. I have worked in the banking industry for many years now. I work a good deal in the factoring and invoice financing space. In the business world, it is quite common for businesses to purchase products and supplies on credit terms of 30 days to get themselves time to flip those goods into profits. As an independent broker, I set my clients up to get paid on the invoices they send to those business customers within 24hrs instead of waiting the typical 30 days for the customer to pay them. It offers my clients a debt-free solution to increase their company’s cash flow position so that they can start building their business instead of juggling when to pay what bill because their revenue isn’t stable. For my services of finding them the right banker to work with, negotiating the deal on their behalf, and ultimately putting more cash flow back into their business to allow for growth, I get paid quite a lot of money. Sometimes as much as $50,000 if it is a large company.
So that’s what I do, but why is it important for my mindset?
The thing is, I’m really good at what I do. So good in fact, I literally teach a class on it to aspiring factoring brokers at the FactorCareers Broker Training Academy. If you want to know more about them, just check out factorcareers.com. But it is precisely because I am so good at it, that it gets real simple and straight forward for me to see the logical progression to get the deal done for my client.
Sometimes, I do feel guilty for the fees I charge. Especially if I get the whole deal knocked out in like 12 hrs. But that isn’t the point. The point is that what I do is a specialty service that few others are as good at, and most businesses don’t really understand; but I do. On the average, I save my clients roughly $70,000 in financing fees that they would normally pay to the bank for these services. I can do this for them because I know what to look for and how to negotiate those extra fees back out of the contracts. This is not something your average business owner knows how to find or to do; and that’s why I can charge the fees I charge, and my clients are happy to pay them.
So sometimes I have to remind myself as well, that I do deserve to be here to do what I do; and I do it with this trick of looking in the mirror and reframing my concern. So I’ll look into the mirror, and instead of saying something like:
“Are you crazy? You’re about to go into this meeting and ask these people to pay you $25,000 for 12hrs of work to get this setup? That’s $2,000 an hour. Your lawyer doesn’t even make $2,000 an hour crazy!”
Instead, I say something like this:
“Man, I’m about to make $25,000 today for just setting this up, saving my clients more money, and ensuring their business has the cash flow it needs from now on to grow, and thrive, and keep feeding the families of everyone who works there for them. Am I in the best business in the world, or what?”
Can you see how that simple reframing can shift your mindset and put you back in the right frame of mind to get your goals accomplished? Try it out on your own for your own personal situation when you have the opportunity. If you reframe your mindset in these moments, and in this manner, I promise you that imposter syndrome won’t have a terrible grip on you; at least not for long.
Tip#2: Get on the success train to outpace Imposter Syndrome.
Get on the success train, you’re thinking. What in the world does that mean? Well, I’ll tell you. A great deal of the psychological determinations that make up feelings of imposter syndrome are all stemming from a lack in confidence. Confidence is gained, naturally, through achievement. So, if you want to build confidence, you need to celebrate more achievements. It’s that simple.
So how does that compare to a train, you ask. Check it out. Take a moment right now, and think of a goal that you have. Now grab a pen and pad and start listing out, on one line, each step that it will take to achieve that goal. Try to break it down into one word and one numeric quantifier for each step. For example: Don’t write I need 30 customers by Friday. Instead, just write 30 customers. Now, draw a box around each of your steps on that line, and BINGO. You just made a success train.
Step 2 is to continually refer to this train diagram and check off each train car as you complete it, taking time to celebrate each accomplishment along the train from: 8AM – Work, to 6 Ads, and finally $100K sold. As you do so, your confidence level will start to soar, and your feelings of inadequacy will melt away.
By implementing these simple tricks, you can change your mindset and prevent imposter syndrome from holding you back. Remember to celebrate your successes and focus on the positive.
Well, that’s the show for beating Imposter Syndrome folks.
I hope you enjoyed and and perhaps learned a little something that you found to be of value to you. If you feel you enjoyed the show, please do leave me a comment, and don’t forget to subscribe as well so you don’t miss a thing. You can also see this episode in blog form, and sign up to receive email alerts when new episodes are released at themillermindset.com. Until then, I’m Chris Miller, reminding you to always keep smiling.
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Next time, on The Miller Mindset, we’ll be exploring 5 simple shifts to your mindset that you can use on a daily basis to improve your time efficiency and get more accomplished. That’s next Tuesday, May 9th, 2023 at 2pm EST; so Don’t miss it.
As a home-based business owner, having a blog is important for lead generation, establishing authority, and growing a following over time. As important as posting to your blog is however, sending out blog emails about your updates is also a crucial part of keeping your audience engaged and to increase growth.
To ensure that your blog update emails are effective,here are five crucial elements that you should include.
Attention-grabbing subject line: The subject line is the first thing your readers will see, so it’s essential to make it catchy and attention-grabbing. Use action-oriented verbs, such as: achieve, implement, execute, or accomplish, and make sure the words you choose are relevant to the content of your email.
Personalized introduction: Start your email with a personalized greeting that addresses your reader by name. This creates a personal connection and makes them feel valued. Consider using automation to not only build your list, but merge contact information seamlessly with your content for the most personal connection your readers can have with your correspondence. You can try of FREE 7 day trial of the CRM and Telemation Software Tools from TW3 Systems just for being a subscriber of our blog, so check them out and remember to tell them Chris Miller from The Miller Firms sent you.
Brief summary: Provide a brief summary of the blog post you’re updating your readers on. Keep it concise and to the point, highlighting the key takeaways, and grabbing their attention in the first line if you can.
Call-to-action: Include a clear call-to-action that encourages your readers to engage with your content. This can be anything from asking them to leave a comment, share your post on social media, or sign up for your newsletter. Going hand-in-hand with this step would also be to include a method for them to follow the call to action, such as a link to your social media accounts, form to leave a comment, or button to sign up for your newsletter.
Sign off: End your email with a friendly sign-off that includes your name and a link to your website or social media profiles. This helps to build trust and credibility with your readers.
By including these five crucial elements in your blog update emails, you’ll maximize audience engagement and grow your email list. Remember to keep your emails concise, relevant, and valuable to your readers. Good luck!
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With the increasing number of people working at home, starting a business is becoming an increasingly popular choice.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider starting a business working fromhome right now:
Flexibility: When you have your own business, you have the freedom to work at your own pace, on your own schedule. You can work during the hours that are most convenient for you, whether that’s early in the morning or late at night.
Cost Savings: Starting a business from home can save you a lot of money on overhead costs like rent, utilities, and transportation. Also, Business owners get tax advantages! You can deduct certain expenses, and business losses from their taxes, saving even more money than you ever could as an employee working for others.
Increased Productivity: Many people find that they are more productive when they work from home. Without the distractions of a traditional office setting, you can focus on your work and get more done in less time. Moreover, when you work for yourself, you have time to think without being rushed to make the wrong decision just because of a short deadline.
Work-Life Balance: When you work from home, you have more control over your work-life balance. You can take breaks when you need them, spend time with your family, and pursue your hobbies and interests. I began my working at home career because I needed a job that would allow me the time to work around my son’s school schedule. So for me, as it is with so many others, starting my own business from home was a necessity for my family’s sake. A decision that, today, I am so glad I made.
Unlimited Earning Potential: When you have your own business, there’s no limit to how much you can earn (as long as you’re working). You have the opportunity to build a successful business that can provide you, and your family, with financial stability and security for years to come.
In conclusion, starting a home-based business can provide you with flexibility, cost savings, increased productivity, a better work-life balance, and unlimited earning potential. If you’re looking for a way to take control of your career and your life, starting a business from home might be the perfect choice for you.
If you do decide to go for it, remember that it isn’t all going to be sunshine and rainbows however. Especially in the beginning, or startup, phase at least. I recommend having a strong support system in place to assist you.
Here are 2 fantastic resources I recommend you take advantage of right away when starting a business.
1. Join our Facebook Group:
Next time you visit your Facebook profile, do a quick search for, and join our group, WorkingAtHome. You can also go straight there with this link: https://facebook.com/groups/workingathome. Our group is dedicated to celebrating and learning from the accomplishments of those who earn their living working from home. Join us to connect with other remote workers, share tips and tricks for success, and celebrate the unique challenges and rewards of working at home. Our group membership consists of a supportive community where you can learn, grow, thrive, and celebrate the freedom and flexibility of the work-from-home lifestyle together with others willing to help you achieve your dreams!
2. Become a Member of the TW3 Systems Group
If you really want to ensure your success, consider looking into membership of the TW3 Systems Group. I have been a member for 5 years now, and I can tell you they changed my life. Recently, they opened up the books to new members so you should jump on it quickly before they close the ranks up again.
This community of Entrepreneurs, Trainers, Coaches, and Idea Makers in this group are not like anything I have come across anywhere else, ever. Plus, as members, we get assess to some AMAZING business software to boost, and automate, our businesses. I recently did a webinar about the TW3 Systems Membership and how best to utilize it for your business. You can check out the replay here if you like.
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Being a stay-at-home Mom (or Dad) can be a fulfilling experience, but it can also be challenging to make ends meet on only one income. One solution to this problem is to start a blog and earn extra money working from home.
Here is a simple 4-step process to starting working from home as a blog creator.
Choose a niche. Choose a topic that you are passionate about and that you can write about consistently.
Here are some best practices for choosing a niche to blog about:
Choose a niche (in other words, pick a topic) that you are passionate about, as it will be easier to consistently create content. This could be anything from parenting to cooking to travel.
Research your niche to ensure there is enough interest and audience demand.
Ensure your niche is specific enough to differentiate yourself from competitors, but broad enough to give you room to create content.
Consider your expertise and experience in your chosen niche.
Evaluate the potential profitability of your niche. If you cannot sell something related to the product directly, consider becoming an affiliate for someone else’s product that aligns with your message. You might look into becoming a member of the TW3 Systems Business Development Group to assist you with this. The TW3 Systems Membership Group is comprised of like-minded business leaders and entrepreneurs who have banded together to share their resources, experience, and advice with one another within their community. Plus, they have also amassed a fantastic lineup of business automation tools that can make lite work of your daily blogging tasks so that you can spend more time doing the things you need to with your family and less on your blogging career.
Stay open to new ideas and be willing to pivot if necessary.
Create a website. Choose a blogging platform like WordPress or Blogger and create a website. You will need to purchase a domain name and hosting. We recommend hosting with WebHostRocket.com for as little as $10/monthly. They are US Based, have reliable service, and rocket-fast upload speeds for your pages.
Create content. Start creating content for your blog. This could be anything from how-to articles to personal stories to product reviews. If you need help creating blogging ideas, posts, pages, or website design, check out Marketing Blocks.
Promote your blog. Once you have some content on your blog, start promoting it on social media and other platforms. This will help you build an audience and start earning money. The Social Media Management Software Tool from TW3 Systems is an excellent way to schedule your posts to go out to all of your social account from one convenient resource. See our post review of that tool with the Demo here. Plus the TW3 Systems platform can also help you with tracking results, building a loyal customer base, marketing, and a ton of other things your new blogging business will need. Check them out at TW3Systems.com
Here is a simple blogging outline template to get you started working from home:
Introduction: Introduce yourself and your blog.
Problem: Identify a problem that your readers have.
Solution: Provide a solution to the problem.
Benefits: Explain the benefits of the solution.
Call to Action: Encourage your readers to take action and don’t forget to offer links to helpful resources and tools they can utilize.
By following this 4-step process and using this simple blogging outline template, you can start earning extra money from home as a blogger. As members ourselves, we highly recommend becoming a member of the TW3 Systems Business Development Group. It has been extremely effective and useful to us in our business, and can be for yours as well.
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