How to Stay Motivated (And not let others negativity get you down.)

As a work at home mom better known as a WAHM, Sometimes overcoming others negativity about owning a online business or even negativity from other WAHM’s can be overbearing at times.

Over the past 6 years that I have been online, I have witnessed many WAHMS who have had to face negativity from family, friends and even other WAHMS who think that a person’s idea was their own to start with, that it has been stolen, or copied to say the least, even the fact that they will not make any money with their business and it’s just a waste of time. This in it’s self takes a toll on a person and leaves them with no motivation or the desire to continue.

Being a WAHM can be hard because for some unknown reason, at times when someone starts a new business, or adds products, or other services to their business, from out of nowhere it starts, the ugliness, the jealousy, the accusations of this was my idea, or so and so copied my information and ideas,and this is when a persons motivation seems to dwindle away and they have to regroup. Unfortunately copying someone else’s information, ideas or services does happen quiet often online.

If this is happening to you and the negativity is more than you can handle and you are seeing the ugly side of others that you never thought imaginable, this stops your motivation. Think about this for a second, before all this started you were working steadily on your business, your ideas, your website what ever it may have been, then suddenly out of nowhere negativity rears it ugly head and it leaves you with doubt, stress,and most of all NO motivation at all to continue, You decide to stop what your doing, sit back, regroup and think about things. But did you stop and think that when you do this, your letting those who caused your motivation to dwindle away win?

Here are a few thoughts that you can use to keep you motivated and marching ahead on your way to success!

1. No one person’s ideas are the same. Regardless of who creates something it will never be the same as the originator of the service, information or product, there will always be a difference in each thing they do, similar but different. Keep in mind that every person is different and unique in their own way making their service, information or product just as different.

2. Your dreams and desires are yours and yours only, you created them, you have them in your head, and they are what’s driving you to success! The dreams and desires are what is keeping you motivated and only you know the direction in which you want them to go or lead you. Continue to follow your heart and gut instinct.

3. Don’t react to others accusations or to their negativity, continue to focus on your goals, continue to create the ideas you have in mind. Keep your eyes on your dream!!!

4. Don’t let others control what you want to do, Yes there are many people online and off line who love to control others, they do not feel important unless they have control of someone or something, if you find yourself in this position keep your eyes focused on what you want, not what they want!

5. Keep a motivating quote nearby so that you can read it every chance you get. Here are a few quotes that I personally keep in mind day after day

“No one will ever see me quit, because I simply won’t. If I start something, I will finish it and do it well.” —Steve Belmarsh

“For every person who doubts you, tells you that you will fail, try twice as hard to prove them wrong.” —Unknown

“It is your attitude at the beginning of a task that determines success or failure.” —Corrine Clewlow

“Better a Has-been than a Never-was. But better a Never-was than a Never-tried-to-be.” —Unknown

Stay motivated, stay strong, keep your eyes on your goal, don’t let others trample your dreams or visions!


“Dream big, and dare to fail.” —Colonel Norman Vaughan


Renee Brown is the owner of . Womens Avenue a national and international supporter of all women business owners and work at home moms everywhere across the world helps independent professionals of small businesses and work at home businesses with start up resources and continued support while growing your business. Article written by Renee Brown is available for reprint as long as the authors information is included. copyright 2007