I love doing jigsaw puzzles. Time seems to stand still when I am buried in 1,000 puzzle pieces. I have an interesting one that I am currently putting together. It’s a Springbok – my favorite brand. However, the puzzle inside does not appear to be what the box shows it to be. So I’m going at it blindly, not sure what the outcome will be.
As I was working on the puzzle last night I was thinking about all the similarities between putting the pieces together and owning your own home based business.
I know that I need a black flat piece with an innie on the left and an outtie on the right. Now all I have to do it find that piece. I have to actively look for it. Also whether I’m working on my Scentsy website or overcoming prospect objections, I have to actively look for exactly what I need.
Just one more piece; I just need to find the one with the pink tip, and then I can stop. How many times, as home business owners do we find ourselves working on something but we stop before we complete the task? We need to keep on keeping on until we find that one piece we are looking for.
Sharpen the saw
Ever look into a pile of puzzle pieces, pick one up and set it exactly where it belongs, almost instantly? I have. It’s a very satisfying feeling to accomplish that. Working on jigsaw puzzles sharpens your hand eye coordination that can be used in many areas of your business.
Do what you love
As stated above, I enjoy putting together jigsaw puzzles. That’s why I do them. I know many people who are not “puzzle people.” If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, why do it? Same goes for your chosen vocation or business you choose to work from home.
Ok I have to go now because I have a small pile of black and white checked pieces for me to meld together. I think it’s a pair of chef’s pants, but I’ll let you know for sure.
About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/