Something that is vital is:
- critical, urgently needed, absolutely necessary
- an important element of the plan
- full of life, full of spirit
The air we breathe is vital for our survival. Air is absolutely necessary for our survival, it’s an important element of the function of our lungs and we can only be full of life if we’re breathing.
If you have a home-based business, whether you work at home as a virtual administrative assistant; or you have a counseling service; or you sell something via a direct selling business…you are in business. Your business should not be treated like a hobby. You might work at it on a part-time basis – perhaps you have a full-time, 9-to-5 job and you work your home business to fill in the cracks in your income. Perhaps you’re a busy mom and only have about 10 hours a week to devote to your business. Doesn’t matter. To be successful you must make your business vitally important to you.
How do you do that?
You have to know why you have it in the first place. Is it vital to the financial health of your family that you bring in extra income? If it is, then your business deserves to be treated as precious and valuable. Give it the time and energy and respect it deserves. In so doing you give your clients and customers the time, energy and respect they deserve.
If having more income is an important element to an overall plan for lifestyle or retirement or helping your family, then your business should be given priority. There is a certain amount of sacrifice necessary to make a home business successful. You might have to:
- give up television watching one or two nights a week
- learn to talk to people on the phone
- learn to use online tools and resources
- learn to give presentations and talk to people about what your business has for them
Know why your business is vitally important to you. You started it for a reason…remember what that reason was. Once you breathe vitality into your business, it will start to grow and prosper.