How to Work Effectively At Home

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How to Work Effectively At Home

Most of the suggestions below use external means to keep you working, instead of going down the willpower track, which is fraught with effort!

1. Have deadlines with a consequence.

Ouch. When one HAS to get something done, they usually do.

2. Have a buddy, colleague, coach or staff members who keep you focused.

Rely on others to help you stay focused and productive.

3. If you don't love what you do, change it so that you do.

Then, you don't need to TRY to stay focused, because you'll naturally be.

4. Develop a schedule/routine, or not.

Some folks work better with a schedule, others don't. Get to know YOUR style and preference, which by the way, may change with the seasons.

5. Train your family members what work time means.

Lock the home office door if that doesn't work.

6. Make your home office absolutely perfect.

A great home office will naturally keep you focused.

7. Keep your beverages/snacks close at hand.

If you leave your home office to go to the frig, you may get distracted by what's going on in the rest of your house.

8. Set daily goals.

And time line your day, if that works for you.

9. Get off to a great start for the day.

Whether it's a walk, or time with the paper, or a cup of coffee or tea, have your rising/getting started routine something that you genuinely like!

10. Have something interesting/exciting to work on for the next day.

The afternoon/night before, have something you're looking forward to working for the next day. This will get you into the home office. If you don't have something exciting to work on the next day, invent something that is exciting.








How to Achieve The Goals You Set For Yourself

Goals can be helpful or they can be counter-productive by being too high, too complicated unfocused, or simply unrealistic. These ideas can help you be in a better place to reach or if necessary, revise any goals you might set for your self, whether they are short term or long term goals.

1. Set reasonable goals for yourself. They can be *large* goals; just be realistic. Don't set yourself up to miss your goal.

2. Don't make excuses. And if you fail, try another tact, angle, plan, or direction.

3. Have a solid plan or strategy for reaching your goal (s).

4. Be willing to make sacrifices to get what you want.

5. Stay "in action" and don't allow yourself to get side tracked or to slow down just because things become difficult.

6. Don't blame others for anything. It serves no purpose, it takes you out of focus of your goals, and it is a big "energy drainer."

7. If you slip at one stage of your goal, re-plan it, and start in on it. Do not let much time go by, or you will lose your momentum, which can be an important tool in reaching a goal.

8. Be consistent in your vision and in your highest desires.

9. Ask for help from everyone you trust, respect and admire in helping you reach your goals. You'll be surprised at how willing many people are to help you.

10. Use positive "self-talk" and continue to believe in yourself and in your ability to get where you want to go or to do what you want to get done! Be persistent and keep your mind and heart in your project. "Faint heart never won fair lady."


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