Blogging Brain Farts! We all have them. You sit and stare at a blank screen, hoping for a thought, a tiny piece of inspiration, something…. ANYTHING to write about.  blogging brain fart

And your brain says NOPE! Not today!

  • Maybe I’ll get an idea if I cruise Facebook for a few minutes (meanwhile an hour passes by and you’re still scrolling through Facebook’s news-feed)
  • Maybe if I stop trying so hard something will come to me, I’ll just have a quick game of Candy Crush
  • Let me just go check out so and so’s blog, they always give me inspiration

Does any of this sound familiar?

It happens to me all the time. In fact, I’m having one of those days right now (ha ha yup totally inspired this post)!!!

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Make Money OnlineSo let’s say you’re a single mom or a struggling young family, and you are looking for a way to make a bit of extra cash, or you are looking for a way to stay home with your kids, or you are looking for a way to…… (you fill in the blank).

You’ve seen online (probably on Facebook) that you can make all this extra money from home working in you PJ’s, and even better:

  • It’s super simple – you don’t need any prior experience
  • You can do it in just a couple hours, then you can head to the beach for the rest of the summer
  • Money will just be auto-deposited into your bank
  • You’ll be joining a team that will do all of the work for you

So, you get super excited and start searching for the perfect opportunity that will provide everything that it promises. This is it! You’re finally going to have that extra cash to pay off your credit card, or pay your rent, or ….

You keep searching and searching, and this is probably what you find.. [click to continue…]




Trying to Stay 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.

I am no different. It is very hard for me to stay focused on the money making tasks that need to be done… Stay-focusedI feel like I am always busy, doing busy work.

I’ll 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!

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 focused, 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.

 

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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 third quarter of the year. Let’s kick it off with focus and determination to succeed.  So that we can all end the year strong.

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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,

Heather

 

 

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