Countless books, audios, videos, and training material exist out there already on the complicated topic of Time Management. However, this article is going to review what might be considered hidden productivity secrets or big picture ideas that will help any work-at-home entrepreneur. The material here was largely gleaned from an excellent video on the topic by Eben Pagan.
First off, as a home business operator it is difficult for us to quantify our daily output. Most manual labor jobs, even white-collar jobs, can easily be quantified in terms of productivity or widgets produced/hour or per day. However, when you are you own boss in the network marketing industry you are instead dealing with “knowledge-based” activity which is very difficult to quantify in terms of effort. Because of the onslaught of information and knowledge we face every day, it is very easy to lose focus and fall into the “curse of multitasking”. Multi-tasking…a curse? You bet it is! Why? The bottom line is multi-tasking is not efficient. (more…)
Tip #6 – Excellence…
To create all of the wealth and success you want in your life, it would behoove you to aim at being the best in your field. Brian Tracy says all of the rewards go to the top ten percent. Further, he says if you took all of your time, energy, and money, and put it into becoming the best in your field, it would pay you back over one thousand fold over your lifetime.
Mediocre people are easily replaced, so their value is extremely limited; when you get paid by the hour, there is an automatic ceiling placed on your income. However, if you are the best in your field, you can switch from getting paid by the hour to getting paid for the value you add, and now the only limits are the ones you place on yourself. (more…)
A discussion about the economic plight of women is definitely in order right now. Moms throughout the world are looking for ways to take better financial care of their families, whether they’re single or married. And, we certainly know now that security cannot be achieved by working for others.
We grew up in households that preached, “go to school…get a good job”. But, now that the economy (the job market, credit accessibility, and pricing) has changed right before our eyes, we need to realize that the time to make our financial lives better is right now. No longer is having a good job good enough. In these times, those who are choosing to ignore creative ways to add to their bottom line may be sacrificing how financially comfortable they may be later. (more…)
Running a business, especially in the early years, can be an emotional roller-coaster ride. Running the many facets of the business, managing cash flow, handling difficult clients, adapting to changing markets, and all in an unpredictable economy, can be overwhelming. On top of that, life simply isn’t always fair. Some days, it’s easy to become discouraged and let the inner fire that inspired you to launch this venture wane. There are times when we all need encouragement.
Below are 10 tips to help you stay encouraged and press on in spite of the ups and downs, adversities and setbacks you may face.
1. Be careful what you think. Our thoughts have enormous power to affect how we feel. They determine our attitude. Read or listen to positive, inspirational books and reflect on what you learn. (more…)
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