Rochester, NH (PressExposure) February 15, 2012 -- http://www.YourHealthyHomebiz.com has created a special free guide for home business owners who are struggling to run their home business while feeling down. The Fight The Funk Action Kit gives home business owners a 6-step plan for rallying in emotional intelligence in order to help their business move forward.
"February's a tough month for a lot of people," says guide author and founder of Your Healthy Home Biz Sarah Clachar. "The holiday sparkle has disappeared and we're left to face doubts about our new year's resolutions, mounting bills and fears about the upcoming year. It's an easy time to get caught in a funk."
For solopreneurs, freelancers and home businesses owners who are the sole source of the business' energy and focus, an emotional downturn can have serious repercussions. No boss or supervisor is overseeing the business owner's productivity. Nor is there someone who can compensate when the business owner starts to lose momentum.
"I've experienced this problem firsthand," notes Clachar. "This summer several personal issues converged to drag me down emotionally. I found it nearly impossible to get through my workload. But by applying some strategy, I worked myself out of this funk step-by-step and eventually brought my business back to full power."
Clachar has created a guide out of her experience called the Fight The Funk Action Kit For Home Business Owners. This guide shows home business owners how to take 6 clear steps to move from a vague feeling of low energy or even depression to identifying emotional issues and shifting gears into action.
Unlike traditional business models that encouraged people to push through hard emotional times, The Fight the Funk Action Kit encourages home business owners to find ways to cut down the pace of business a bit in order to heed emotional problems. But it also warns against spending too much time on reflection. Once the source of the emotional issue is identified, the Action Kit outlines steps for swiftly taking action, regaining control over the situation, and getting back to business.
Essentially, it gives home business owners a structure for incorporating emotional intelligence into running their business. According to emotional intelligence researcher John Mayer, emotional intelligence is the "ability to recognize the meanings of emotion and their relationships, and to reason and problem-solve on the basis of them."
Numerous studies springing from Daniel Goleman's pioneering book, Emotional Intelligence, have shown that emotional intelligence is an essential ingredient for business success. In fact, according to Goleman's research, it may even be more conducive to success than simple intelligence.
The Fight The Funk Action Kit helps home business owners apply emotional intelligence when things are particularly stressful and when their business needs it the most.
"As home business owners, it's harder to avoid dealing with personal and family issues they're right outside your office door," notes Clachar. "This can make it even more challenging to run your business. But because you work at home, you also have more control over your ability to shift your work schedule and focus on issues that need your attention. This Action Kit gives you guidance on how to do this."
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