Does Your Day Job Interfere With Your Home Business?
Do you find you have no time to build your network marketing business? Or worst yet, feeling overwhelmed and running in 10 different directions getting nothing done?
I have been there! When working from home, there was so much to do learn that and you must focus on more than one thing.
One of the first things I needed to get a grasp of was my time.
Time management was important to juggle my job, coming home to my online business and have quality time for family and other things and other things such as important appointments and recreation.
Being organized and efficient all the time to some people is too cold and calculating. Some say you lack spontaneity.
But the fact of the matter is that people who are disorganized for the most part are confused and in any case under a lot of stress.
The better organized you are, the more time and opportunity you have to be truly relaxed and happy.
Negative talk from parents and other influential people especially when growing up is a barrier from learning good management skills.
If your parents or other people said you were messy and never on time for any thing. You may find yourself believing or saying to others that’s the way you always been.
The fact is nobody is born organized, messy, neat or efficient. Time management and organizational skills are learned behaviors and if we have bad habits, we can learn good ones.
Time Management Tips
Here are 3 essential time management tips I use to keep me from procrastination and despair.
- Use your smartphone or an appointment book that has a page for each day or calendar on .
- Make yourself a to-do list for everything you need to do whether it’s for work, home business or scheduled appointments. Having my phone with me helps me remember by typing them in while it is fresh on my mind. Most ideas and tasks come up when I am doing other things like walking with my dog Rusty or laying in bed.
- You only have so much time in a day so prioritizing your list is important. As you complete a task, delete it or strike it out. What you don’t do in that day, bring it forward for the next day or reschedule it for a day when you can get to it.
Many people believe they don’t have the ability to have good time management skills. They think that they just grew up that way.
But there is no gene or chromosome for bad organizational skills and time management skills.
Simply put time management behavior is a matter of choice. Being good at organizing your time must first be learned then applied over and over again until it is automatic.