7 Tips for Building Your Business While Working Your Day Job

1. Commit yourself to your dream.

Having the desire for something to work vs. committing to it are vastly different. When you commit to your dream, you are making a binding obligation to see it through to success. It means you are “all in,” you find solutions when faced with obstacles and you don’t quit, no matter what. Make that pledge to yourself, and then tell the people in your life.

Read: It’s Never too Late to Live Your Dreams. Here are 5 Ways to Do It.

2. Set daily goals.

Take small, measurable action steps each day toward your business, understanding there will be times when it seems like you are making no progress at all. Much of the work, in the beginning, will be tedious day-to-day tasks. Realize it is all part of building your business. By taking steps each day, which includes doing the mundane, you will start seeing results. The more progress you make, the more confidence and determination you have to keep moving forward.

Read: 2 Things Before Building Your Brand

 3. Create a personal vision for your business.

Think about what you want in your business a year from now and write it down. Be very specific and detailed. Describe in great detail in the present tense your ideal day, what activities you engage in, who your customers/clients are, how many customers/clients you have and what your monthly income is.

Read your vision aloud every morning and evening, focusing completely on the end result — your vibrant, flourishing business. By keeping your focus on the result, you will be able to make the day-to-day choices to ignore any negative thoughts that may arise.

4. Join a mastermind group.

A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring group that meets regularly to support each other, brainstorm ideas and share advice and work through challenges together. A mastermind group can be excellent for helping you stay accountable and motivated.

There are mastermind groups that meet in person, online or on the phone. To find a mastermind group, Meetup is a great place to start. If you cannot find one to join, then create your own with people who are also starting a business.

5. Immerse yourself in learning.

Research and study anything you can find that is pertinent to your business. The Internet provides an abundance of valuable information on building a successful business. Take courses, hire a coach or find a mentor. Listen to podcasts or audiobooks during your morning commute. The more you learn and become an expert in your area, the more self-assured, motivated and successful you will be.

Read: 7 Essentials to Building a Million Dollar Brand

6. Stay positive about your day job.

Every day, acknowledge something you appreciate about your job. Perhaps you enjoy your co-workers or always having holidays off. Maybe it’s just the free coffee or your comfortable chair.

The point is to look for the good things. The more you focus on what is positive about your current situation, the more success you will bring to all situations, including your business. Negative thoughts drain your energy, making it far more difficult to move forward with your dream.

7. Get crystal clear on your reason for starting your business.

Connecting with your “why” is the most important first step you can take. Maybe you are motivated by being your own boss, financial independence, time freedom, creative expression, being home with your kids or helping others. Whatever your reason, knowing what motivates and drives you is what will keep you focused and committed to your dream when times get difficult.

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  1. T. 4 years ago

    Great read! Taking steps to make it happen for me! Your blog gives amazing motivation to keep going even when the going gets rough!!

  2. roofbreaker 4 years ago

    Awesome tips thank you!!

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  4. makeupismymuse18 4 years ago

    Loved this, thank you 🙂

  5. itsrna 4 years ago

    Great tips thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. mybloomsite 4 years ago

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  8. elevatedthinkingsite 4 years ago

    Great advice in currently working but doing this to support my passion of life coaching

  9. ingrid 4 years ago

    Great post !

  10. TPAdmin 4 years ago

    I think getting committed is my issue. Also crystallising my thoughts into something I actually believe in and think I can do well. I should stop doubting and start blogging! Great blog post and I’ll be taking all on board.

  11. Miss K 4 years ago

    Such excellent tips! Consistency is everything! Thank you for sharing 🙂 https://chocolatyprints.com/

  12. thisbirdcanfly 4 years ago

    Thia is fab! exactly what i need thanks a mil x

  13. Chronicles of Chardy 4 years ago

    Definitely helpful! Thanks much 😀

  14. millennialstrips 4 years ago

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  15. Zack Massa 4 years ago

    Great post. To the point and very helpful.

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  17. justgeeklyfab 4 years ago

    Wow great post! I love all these tips! My favorite is being positive, because being negative just makes things unnecessarily worse.

  18. Tammi Kale 4 years ago

    This was is very helpful to me — Thank you!

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  21. amberrose93 4 years ago

    You don’t need to have a day job to start up; you could be a stay-at-home parent or just leaving uni. However, it’s useful to have a job for financial reasons.

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  25. Jenny 3 years ago

    well, so life feels easier….cheers

  26. Jenny 3 years ago

    This was is very helpful to me — see to http://bit.ly/2fLWNAg

  27. lifereikiworks 3 years ago

    This is so my situation. I go back to my day job after Thanksgiving and it will put a hamper on my creativity. So, thank you for these tips. They’re very good to keep in mind. 🙂

  28. positivementalchaos 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this,I have been working on goal setting and working a plan for a business idea recently. This helps a lot!

  29. chubaoyolu 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this. Very good. I like that you mention being thankful for your day job while working on your business. Very likely that your day job is the primary source of funds for your business as you develop it. That’s probably the smarter more strategic way to go about it, than just cold quitting your day job without any savings.

  30. kritika029 3 years ago

    Too good! Thanks for sharing

  31. shamimsobhani 3 years ago

    Thanks for these insightful tips! I´ve reblogged this.

  32. shamimsobhani 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on My world and commented:
    Insightful tips about building a business while keeping your day job.

  33. bigdatasmallworldblog 3 years ago

    When I write down my goals, my vision is more clearer each day. Thanks!

  34. Aaron Williamson 3 years ago

    great advice

  35. Broken Crayons 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing!

  36. chubaoyolu 3 years ago

    I might have read this like 10 times at this point. Always helps re-focus me and give me a jolt of energy. Thanks.

  37. mikeandtiffblog 3 years ago

    Fantastic, thank you for another great post! – Mike

  38. truspear 3 years ago

    All of these are absolutely true. Speaking from experience, this is a very difficult endeavor. But with proper prioritization, it can absolutely be done. Great insights.

  39. mindelate 3 years ago

    Excellent post!

  40. thinkwritee 3 years ago

    Great post ?

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    Amazing post. This would help everyone!

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  48. Franci Hoffman 2 years ago

    Wonderful advice. I feel #3 and #7 are very important. Your personal brand is your reputation. Build it to your liking before someone else does it for you.

    You need all the right reasons to build your own business, not just because…

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