Bad habits are a trap that all of us fall into, but bad habits can be especially detrimental to entrepreneurs that are trying to start, sustain or grow an online business.
In reality, each one of us is the sum of all of our habits, both good and bad. When you put good habits into place your business will grow and flourish as a result. However, when you get stuck in a myriad of bad habits, your business and your personal development will suffer immensely.
You may not even notice the negative result of your bad habits in the beginning, but over time you will realize that your bad habits have taken you down a road you never wanted to go.
If you want to break habits, you first need to be aware of what the most common bad habits are. Take a look at this list of the 3 most common bad habits of entrepreneurs and what you can do to overcome them and achieve success in your online business.
#1: Doing Work Right Before bed
Being an online entrepreneur requires you to work a lot of hours when you are getting everything going, but if you want to get quality rest and take your business to new heights, doing work on your phone or laptop before bed is a definite “no no”.
Your phone and laptop computer emits short-wavelength blue light. This type of light can disrupt your sleep cycle when your eyes are exposed to it directly. The blue light halts the production of melatonin, which makes you feel more alert and awake. This is great when you need to work, but when it’s time for sleep it’s just the opposite. If you want to get a good night’s rest and be productive the next day, try disconnecting from your electronic devices at least a few hours before you go to bed.
#2: Saying “yes” to Everything
There is nothing wrong with accepting all the opportunities that will come your way as an online entrepreneur, but there is definitely a fine line between accepting opportunities and saying “yes” to everything.
When it comes to online business, it is best to focus on a particular niche and specialty—focus on what you do best so you can get results and make as much money as possible. When you start saying “yes” to everything, you’ll quickly find that your time has gone out the window. It may be challenging to learn to say “no” when you’re just getting started, but you need to master it if you want to be successful in online business.
#3: Comparing Yourself to Other Entrepreneurs
It’s very difficult to not compare yourself to other successful online entrepreneurs when you are building your business. May we suggest that instead of ignoring what others have done, use it to motivate you to achieve success, but never let it bring you down.
If you get too caught up in how much money someone else is making, how many fans they have, or how quickly their business has expanded, you’ll quickly lose the motivation you need to build up your own business. On the other hand, if you take the time to learn from someone else’s successes, it will give you a better shot at achieving the type of income and success you desire.