How to Work Better at Home

5 Great Ways to Manage YOUR Time
and Find the Financial Freedom You Desire.

“I just can’t find the time…” is probably the single greatest excuse we hear from our own lips, when trying to get it all done. Here are some GREAT ways to focus your time working at home, and create a workplace to achieve greater accomplishments.

Today more people are working from home, creating new businesses from home and spending much more time at home… The keyword here is home.

All of which require prioritizing your schedule. These 5 Great Ways will help you achieve greater concentration, more accurate completion, consistent success and a peace of mind that comes from confidence.

1. Find Your Place

Figuring out a time and place to do your work or study is a challenge. A good work/study area should have a desk or table big enough to spread out books, notes, worksheets, etc. without them all being on top of each other. The idea is not just to have a bigger place to make a mess, but to have ample room to work in an organized manner.


Depending on your home, you may be able to find this area at the kitchen or dining room table, or in your bedroom. You may be able to set aside a space in your basement or an office in your home.

Having a dedicated spot will help you get down to business…

Wherever you choose, it is best if you can work in that same place every time. Working in a same location consistently, allows you to be focused. When you enter this area, you will know it is time to get down to business. Your pens and pencils, paper, erasers, stapler, calculator, and anything else you use often can be kept nearby. Also, you can keep them in a bin or box which can be pulled out whenever you need them. This will avoid having to collect supplies elsewhere, wasting valuable time. Having a dedicated spot will help you get down to business and focus more easily on getting your work completed.

2. Let There be Light

Make sure you have good light. Working with poor lighting in your home office can leave you drained, stressed. You need to feel good or you won’t be productive. In any environment subconsciously we are looking for the brightness which causes our eyes to scan and refocus constantly. It is tiring, causing eye strain and fatigue. This can be avoided by creating layers and angles of light to help you better focus on the job at hand.

You want to create layers of illumination, creating different values of light, and directing them in different angles. At your desk, have an adjustable light source that you can “fine tune” in intensity and angle.

Beware of glare. Matte finishes are usually best for where you work. Mix up the color and temperature and you will have a more pleasing effect… reducing eye strain.

Considering natural lighting: If you have windows, don’t necessarily rely upon that as a primary source. It is important that you maintain lighting control on your workspace. Using sheer curtains or Venetian blinds you can control the intensity of the light from outside. By adding focused area lighting, the combination of the two can make a most pleasant environment for creative endeavors.

By setting up great lighting you can create an extraordinary place to work..

4. Distract the Distractions

The most important aspect in choosing a work location is finding a place that is relatively free from distractions.

That means…
No TV or radio
No Family Interruptions
No Conversations
No Device’affliction
No Instant messaging or texting
No social media interaction
No Emails
…to distract you.

Resist the Urge. Whether or not you listen to music while you work depends on your personal preference. However, forget the urge to get a snack. Get to work. You will enjoy the snack much more after you have accomplished what you set out to do.

Shut the Door! One of the great tools we use in our home office is shutting the door. This means do not disturb. It is agreed that there will be NO interruption, save a REAL EMERGENCY. The door is closed for a purpose… when the door is closed, we are not at home.

“Time is free, but it is priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”

Be in control of your time as you Work at Home.

86,400 Little Timeless Gifts these are the seconds in a day, of course. Each day  these priceless, irreplaceable moments are ours. It is up to us to use them in the best way possible, to get the most from them.

The brilliant author Harvey MacKay once said…
“Time is free, but it is priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”

4. Concentration is the Key

Learning to concentrate is a skill that will be invaluable throughout your life. The art of concentration is to eliminate any possible distractions and completely focus on the task at hand. Many of us will read through material and discover that we have no idea what we have just read. Or, we will attend lectures and have difficulty paying attention to what is being said. Here are a few suggestions to help you stay focused.

Be consistent. When scheduling work time, maintain a consistent and efficient routine. Schedule your work so as not to have conflicts.

Always work in a quiet environment. Find a designated spot, free of distractions. You may want to invest in a pair of noise cancelling headphones.

Change out break time locations. When you need a break, do it in a different room. Listen to music for a few minutes. Grab a snack. Try to take a break every hour for about 10 minutes.

5. Focus Pocus. A bit of Magic to Help

Everyone struggles with daydreaming. To avoid this, ask yourself questions about the work at hand. By questioning why the project is important, and how your interaction will improve the outcome… you will maintain a better focus.

Making goals are invaluable. It is said that having a Plan without a finish date is just a dream. Real focus results require solid planning and definite goal dates.

We the Mighty Entrepreneurs! One of the most important factors in our economic recovery is the small business owner. The opportunities are staggering… and, the choice is yours.

Choice is the key in your future success as a Work at Home small business. You can choose the path of least resistance, doing nothing… but you wouldn’t be reading this blog if that were the case. The choices you make are going to be driven by your desire to succeed, your need for revenue, and your need for reward.

Working better at home is about making best choices, setting your goals and creating the path to your success as a small business owner. The possibilities are endless, the right choices are yours to make.

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.” Robert Fritz, Media and Organizational Consultant

You are limited only by your skills, work attitude and dedication …

Keep in mind that you are in business for yourself. There are legal requirements such as license, local, city, state and federal. It may be advisable to Incorporate to protect your personal assets. Keep track of all expenses, income and time spent. Law requires you to report this income to the respective government agencies.

Your “paycheck” is dependent upon your sales and marketing, contracting projects, and delivering them ON TIME. You are limited only by your skills, work attitude and dedication to provide excellent service.

BENEFITS: There are NO employer benefits…

BUT, here are a few of the real benefits that ARE yours.…

30 second commute
No traffic
No parking hassles/fees
Make your own work schedule
Schedule your vacations when YOU want them
NO BOSS looking over your shoulder
No Glass Ceiling
No discrimination
Unlimited income… How good can it get!

That Person is YOU!

Success is within your reach. It is all up to you. Once you take ownership… you are responsible for everything in your life, the good, bad and ugly… and your future, you will find that you are in control.

Life isn’t easy or fair. But life is honest.

Choose to Succeed, not to Blame – It’s easy to cast blame… the government, the boss, our parents, the media, politicians, global warming, friends, loved ones, spouse, lack of dough… anyone and anything but…. YOURSELF!

Face it, when you accuse others for your failures, and you point your finger at them… you are pointing three fingers back at yourself.

Your change in thinking will not be easy. Life isn’t easy or fair. But life is honest. Life is filled with choices. We make them daily and it is you who actually make these choices. Yes, you are presented with many different problems, demands and circumstances, but it is you who chooses how you act in those situations.

Can you have a piece of this pie? Can you become successful in your dream? Only if you take 100% ownership of your life, make your plans, make your goals, refresh them daily with reaffirmation… and NEVER quit!

The next step is yours!



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