"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.
I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.
"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler
If you work from home here are the top five time wasters that hurt home business people. See if you agree:)
#1 – Your family and friends who show up at your door
Since we work from home, our family and friends often think that we are available 24/7, because we haven’t left to go to work. (There are days I really miss leaving to go to work.:) It could be very innocent, something like, “Hey! Do you want chicken or beef for dinner tonight?” That is all that it takes to steal your focus and get your mind working in the wrong direction.
#2 – Family & Friends (Online)
Social media is great but when you are trying to work, you want to make sure to turn off your notifications. If you have a Facebook button and it says you have even one notification, you may just be tempted to open it up and “just check for a second.” Checking your social media, following, liking and commenting on people’s photos and posts is not going to help your business.
#3 – Get Your Work Done
If you home or business tasks that you have been putting off, these are going to distract you and waste your valuable brain power. If you have to put down whatever you are doing and get those things done, just do it.
#4 – Unqualified Leads
You may have leads to contact, but if they are not truly interested, you are wasting your time. Make them jump through a few hoops to make sure they are serious about learning more or you are just going to waste your time.
#5 – Canceled or Missed Appointments
This has a bit to do with point number four. If you are trying to work with unqualified leads you may be getting a lot of missed or canceled appointments. If you are booking that time and holding that spot for that lead and they do not show up, either in person or on the phone, is going to put you in a bad mood and you’ll waste your time being upset and trying to figure out something else to fill that time slot. (Maybe try email instead:))
Don’t fall into these traps. You want to make sure that you set working hours so your friends and family know, clear up any tabs or notifications, get any undone tasks out of the way and only work with qualified leads.
I’m sure this has just touched the surface. Write down more time wasting stuff and send it to me.
All The Best