So my last post on Fitting It All In
got some great feedback and there’s so much more I can share on the ins
and outs of productivity with a home business that is surrounded by
potty training and mommy chauffeuring! Here are the last few tips. I
hope these are more than helpful:
7. Avoid social media during the day.
Schedule your posts strategically, and leave it there. Marvel over the
responses later during free time or allotted social media time, not
during client time. If you have staff on hand to monitor the social
media, even better, but if you’re flyin’ solo on this one, limit
yourself. It will do wonders for your productivity. Because in reality,
the bulk of your day should be spent on the whole reason your company
has found any success: your amazing work.
8. Stop comparing. Do you and do it well.
This motto will get you farther than you ever imagined. It keeps you
from distracting competition and crippling self-doubt. Your confidence
will exude and potential clients will be drawn to your solid, unique
So if you’ve spent the past 38.5 minutes swooning over
someone’s site, chances are, you are now drained and overflowing with
doubts about your own business and the amazing things you have to offer.
Sure, check out those you aspire to be like for inspiration, but stop
at 5 minutes. Believe me, your to-do list and originality will thank you
9. Give yourself deadlines throughout the day.
We all hit that mode where we’re deep into a project and it’s going
longer than we expected. Often times the creative juices stop flowing,
but we’re stubbornly bound and determined to finish it, even if it takes
going second rate on it for the sake of time and crossing it off the
list. Instead of giving that client less, step away from it. Tell
yourself, “I will give this one a go until 1:35pm, and then I will
return to it later after I’ve gone through the rest of today’s list.” If
you’ve given yourself a realistic client deadline, then you’re able to
play with time like this since they don’t need it so fast!
same deadline strategy works for those rabbit trail inspiration browsing
sessions we all fall into! Give yourself a time on the clock, and then
move on! The end goal is always to finish the bulk of that day’s list.
If something is setting you back, walk away and come back to it later!
Use clock deadlines for specific important to-do’s too, like blogging, marketing, workspace organization, etc.
even given myself exact deadlines on the clock for potty breaks! I
mean, I’m a woman on a mission, people: a completed list and a clear
mind in the evening with my lovies! Nothing will hold me back!
10. Keep the personal calls short and sweet.
Just like you wouldn’t indulge in that 2-hour conversation with the
bestie at a workplace or go over the details of the family BBQ with your
mother, your home business clients deserve the same devoted attention
that your boss would. So to make sure your project list is complete by
the time its time to get the kiddos, set a time to call your friend back
after your work hours and chat guilt-free then!
If you find this
helpful, share it with your favorite home business mommies. They’ll be
sure to thank you and so will their clients!