Archive | November, -0001
Regardless of immediate results, you are doing great at whatever you are doing! Why? Simply because you are doing it! Yes – A for effort! If you stick to it, you may be able to accomplish something tangible, if that is your goal.
The point is if you are not doing anything but wasting your spare time chattering or vegetating (couch potato) , it is really a waste of energy if nothing else. We do need some time to relax and enjoy ourselves on a regular basis. However enough is enough.
Make your ‘you’ time count for everything positive – if you go to the gym or have another exercise regime, be sure you don’t skip it. Your health is the foundation of everything else in your life. If you are not well, you can’t work or play effectively. Take care of what matters most first.
If you have a day job and are building a home business, you are going to be busy. Of course add to that time you need to spend with your family. Again, take care of what matters most first. With that said if your kids are old enough to understand, they should be advised that they need to respect your working hours. Ideal if they are little and you can work while they nap or go to school.
Remember though that when you work at home you have a 24-hour clock in which to get everything done. It is not like an 8-hour job. With a home business, you can work at your own pace. If you feel more energetic at night, then you can work at night. You can scatter it if you work in the morning for a few hours, and then go back and finish up at night.
When you look at the 24-hour clock you will see you have plenty of time and can just focus on what you need to do, whenever you want to do it. This will likely result in your best performance! It Is really true that we do best at what we like to do.
We do need some down-time periodically so be sure to enjoy yourself for at least half of your vacation time. However it is a real good idea to use it to gain some momentum as far as devoting some extra time to your business. Have you had some ideas or insights and realized there is more you could do to accomplish your goals sooner?
It is pretty normal that on most days what with the day job, the family, and the home business that there is just not another minute that you have to yourself. That is why it may take a period where you know you have free time that you could use to be a little more productive. You could get a step up that you normally would not take during regular hours.
From the get, you should see that when you work at home either full or part-time, you can look at your clock as having 24-hours. Not 8 as in the 8 straight that you anticipate as your work day. When you look at it as 24-hours it is obvious you have much more time to accomplish what you want to – and on your own terms. Could be 2-hours in the morning, 2 in the afternoon, 2 at night. Whatever – flip it upside down sometimes.
There are no truer words than ‘variety is the spice of life’ – and there is no reason not to include your business in that and have the most fun you can with it. This really seems like it would be the key to success in that you will be more willing to give more of your time and effort to make it work for you.
So if you already have some ideas about what you could do differently if you had more time, just do it. However if not, you might think in terms of using that extra time to learn something new that would help improve your bottom line.
People might be very surprised if they found out how much is really available online. For example community colleges have free or very inexpensive courses that can be done completely online. Even various certificates of achievement can be earned in this way.
So at that price you can take something you are curious about or interested in that really hasn’t got much of a chance of helping your career. Just for fun. Along the way you may change your mind and it could possibly turn into something that would be a career.
Naturally it makes the most sense to find something that might even help you get a promotion or to elevate your skill level so you would qualify for a better job – or even to enhance your technical skills so that you may take more control of your home business. For example it would be so helpful if you had more of a handle on basic HTML so that you were not dependent on programmers whenever you want to make a small change to your website.
There are multiple free courses in HTML and other technical languages on the Internet right now. This could also be anything that would help your business like bookkeeping, or using some proprietary software that performs a task that you need to work from home. These courses, while maybe not formal (having certification) can be started the same day they are discovered, a manual printed out for reference and then just go!
It is amazing how the search engines have vast amounts of free information on the fly – a breathing index of facts for everyone who seeks has access to; and then to realize you can really drill down from there to find really extensive instructions if you want to pursue something to more of an extent. There is nowhere in the world where there are more possibilities to learn than the Internet.
It would be a shame to waste it especially because even the business you are trying to develop can itself teach you so much about business procedures, using software, etc. Even though ‘code’ and etc may seem complex and ‘above’ your head, it really isn’t. If you look at it you will definitely see patterns that can be recognizable to you in the future and not at all ‘rocket science’ or something unachievable except to geniuses.