Did you start your own home business so you could more free time?
Does the thought of being your own boss and setting your own hours seem appealing.
When you work from home, no one is in charge of you or your time but you.
Being in charge of our own time can mean disaster to your work productivity. How much time you devote to any project is entirely up to you.
- If you devote to much time to just one idea or project – other important business goals will suffer.
- If you use so much of your time on “household duties” instead of “business duties” you will see that business growth comes to a standstill.
It will be so easy to do the dishes, a load of laundry and get a workout done without having to put those tasks onto a calendar. Or will it?
Heads Up! You will need a schedule of tasks to follow every day.
I know it must seem logical to have a short to-do list and just fill in with all the normal daily tasks. but.. the end of your day may leave you frustrated and confused. Where did the day go? And – Why didn’t I get anything accomplished?
Ask yourself this: (Be Honest!) Did you spend your day on unproductive work related tasks? Did you do paperwork, email, socializing online or rearranging your desk? You need to be a better taskmaster… er… Boss.
If you are up to the challenge of working at home, you must learn to be your own boss and listen to that taskmaster. If you have goals set and projects planned with detailed step-by-step lists to check off… that’s when you will begin to see completed tasks – and progress.
Stop letting your days slip away in frustration.
Many of us will expand our tasks to meet the time frame allowed. If you give yourself deadlines to meet your long and short term goals… the urgency to finish “on time” will jump start the motivation needed to complete those goals.
Put Every Home Business Goal In Writing
Every goal – large or small – should have a place of importance. If your goal is to write 3 articles this week, write it down, and also write down the article topics or headlines.
This will speed up the process and you will have those 3 articles whipped out in “no-time”.
If you didn’t meet your goals today, don’t let the goal slide. Make sure it’s at the top of tomorrow’s to-do list.
Everyone has days when they can’t meet every goal they set up for themselves. The checklist may have been to long or an emergency came up that had to be resolved today.
The big takeaway – Make sure you are not letting unnecessary time wasters get in the way of meeting your goals.
Check out this great idea booster:
Melissa Ingold of InternetMarketingSweetie.com has written an article about setting SMART goals.