The Ugly Truth is that there are no get rich quick secrets to being successful. There are, however, real strategies that you can implement. I implemented these strategies in my life and they have helped me to free up my time so I can have more time and resources to work towards my goal of increasing my income. Here is how I and many other single moms have done it…
Over the years of being a single mother to 3 active boys and running different businesses, I found five things to be true. I’ve interviewed many single mothers who are entrepreneurs, professionals and successfully doing it all. All these moms have mentioned these 5 things.
- You Cannot Do It Alone.
No one ever does it alone. Don’t be afraid to get help. Whether you need someone to pick up the kids from school, do the laundry, prepare your meals or clean the house; we all need help.
Don’t be afraid to seek help. Use all the resources that are available to you. This will give you more time to advertise your business or serve more clients.
- Get a Mentor
Find someone who has gone through what you’ve been through and has been successful at it. You don’t have to know this person personally. It may be an author from an inspiring book that you’ve read or someone you’ve admired from a distance. As long as they are respectable and have a proven track record, they can be your mentor.
- Be Focused
Whatever your dreams and aspirations are in life you have to stay focused. It’s easy to get distracted in today’s society but you must block the noise out and stay focused. Make lists or be aware of what is most important to you daily. Complete the most important task first. In this way, you remain focused and get things done.
- Write Your Plans Down
I can’t stress this more. Every successful person that I have spoken with or interviewed has mentioned this. They have all written their dreams or plans down. Some have created vision boards and watched their dreams come to reality right before their eyes. Get in the habit of writing things down.
- Invest in Yourself
Ok… so this should be a no brainer right? Wrong! Can you believe how many single mothers refuse to invest in themselves and their dreams of becoming successful? We are always putting the children’s needs ahead of our own. Doing so, we put ourselves on the back burner and neglect our needs. Yes, our children are very important to us, and yes, they are our priority. But we have to remember that in order to move our lives forward and be able to provide for them financially, we have to invest in ourselves. Attend seminars and conferences that will empower and motivate you to fulfill your potential and become successful in your dream career or entrepreneurship.
- Increase Your Income
Create an income wheel that will help you to make more money. Decide how you would like to increase your revenue. For instance, you may decide to sell 100 eBooks to add an additional $5,000 to your income. Plus, offer your services to add an additional $10,000 and so on. This will help you to increase your income tremendously.
Overall, there are no real secrets to success. But you can become successful if you implement these 5 things into your daily life keep God at the center, and take action to move your life in the direction that will make you a success. Once you have implemented those 5 things into your life, then it’s time to create your income wheel. This is the secret to being financially successful.
Define success on your terms so you can live the life you deserve!