Staying focused can be one of the hardest things to do as an at-home entrepreneur. When you are working from home and trying to build a business, your main reason for being at home can often times be the main reason that you get distracted on a daily basis.  It can be difficult to keep focus and also keep a balance that will enable you can do all the things that you want.Stay-focused

I am no different. It is very hard for me to stay focused on the money making tasks that need to be done…

I will start a task in the morning and then end up jumping from task to task, putting out fires, and wasting a whole bunch of time “researching” or “looking for information”. If I’m not careful, half the day is gone before I know it, and I have accomplished nothing… zip, zero!

I feel like I am always busy, doing busy work.

Does that ever happen to you?

Does it every feel like you’re working and working and at the end of the day, you haven’t really accomplished anything?

Does it feel like you are spinning your wheels?

Does it feel like you are going in circles?

Does it feel overwhelming and paralyzing because there are so many things that need done?

Does it feel like you are sabotaging your own success?

Here are 5 simple tips to help you stay on track, get more accomplished in a smaller amount of time, so you can start to feel like you are making progress in your business.

  1. Every night make a list of 2-3 things that need to get done FIRST. These items need to include things that are going to make money (income producing activities).
  2. Outsource the repetitive things in your business that need to be done on a daily basis…. BUT don’t need to be done by you. Remember that you are the owner of your business, and NOT the employee.
  3. Set a timer. I often get side tracked in the middle of doing something. For example I am doing a blog post on a topic; I need to find out more information about that topic so I end up spending way to long checking out other articles, looking for quotes, images, or whatever else. On really bad days I end up surfing topics that aren’t even related to what I am writing the blog about!!
  4. Go through tasks and decide what is necessary to grow your business, and what is just “stuff” robbing you of time and focus. How much of that stuff can be eliminated all completely, or given to your assistant to complete.
  5. Stay logged out of social media and email until designated times throughout the day. We all know what a huge time suck things like Facebook and YouTube can be, lol.

Of course none of these tips are new, and they are pretty basic…. But, I think it’s important to be reminded of them from time to time.

We are starting the second quarter of the year in just a few days. Let’s kick it off with focus and determination to succeed.

Now it’s your turn! Are there certain things that you do in the interest of staying focused? I would love for you to share them below in the comments section.

 

Talk soon,

th_Heathersig

 

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Robert Kiyosaki Quotes

In order to get yourself moving down the right path financially, first you must get your mind and spirit to stop sabotaging your success.

So many people have big dreams, and lofty goals. What tends to happen is that they keep telling themselves that they will never be able to “get there”.

Subconsciously, we are programmed about money (and everything else we believe) from the time we are very young. We are told things like:

  • Money doesn’t grow on trees
  • You don’t deserve to have…
  • I can’t afford that
  • Stay in school and get a good secure job
  • You can never do that, just stay with what you know
  • You’ll never amount to anything
  • Why would you possibly think that…

The list goes on and on. These kind of negative thoughts and beliefs hold you back from ever achieving more than what you were raised to believe that you could.

I know this because I have done it for years. Thankfully, I have always had enough money to cover my living expenses, with a slight bit left over for an occasional (cheap) vacation here and there, but that’s it.

No matter how hard I tried, getting to the next level seemed impossible. It was like every time I would reach a certain amount I COULD NOT get beyond that level of income/wealth. Like a slow leak in my wealth bucket that anything more than that level would just disappear.

What I had to do, and continue to do DAILY, is work on my own mindset and spirit.

  • I do deserve all that I want
  • There is more than enough for me (and everyone else) to have
  • Instead of I can’t afford – How can I afford
  • I can do anything that I set my mind to do

NOW – every single day when I wake up, I devote the first hour of my day working on my mindset. I have to get rid of all of that old programming and old garbage that I have been carrying around on auto play in my brain for years and years.

If you continue to think like a poor person, you will remain a poor person.

Robert Kiyosaki is an excellent role model and mentor when it comes to growing your financial IQ. He teaches how to change your mindset, and then he teaches you what you need to know and how you need to start thinking in order to change your financial outcome.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a great place to start. I have read that book several times, and now I am reading Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ which is also proving to be a very valuable book.

Spend time daily on your own learning and mindset training; it is a habit that will pay you great returns.

 

Talk Soon,

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Third Time’s the Charm

March 15, 2015

There is an old saying, “Third time’s the Charm”.  I believe that to be true with At Home with Heather. Hi my name is Heather Masson, and I am a perpetual at-home entrepreneur, it is my passion, and my dream.  I have been dabbling in online marketing and different earning streams for approximately 10 years.  […]

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