Effective Time Management Will Ensure Your Success

When you have a home business, time management can be a big challenge. Laundry, personal phone calls, errands or other distractions are always calling your name. As a network marketer or home based business owner, your success will be dictated by how well you’re able to manage your time.

Do you spend time studying, setting up your systems, reading e-books, attending webinars etc.? These are things that are guaranteed not to make you any money. I’m not instructing you not to do these things but what I’m saying is do not spend your whole day doing these things.

Here are some suggestions to improve your time management:

Set a Schedule

When I first started working from home, I thought I’d just work whenever I had a free moment. I didn’t realize that time management would be such an issue, and I thought that being flexible with my schedule would be ideal for my family and my work. Big mistake! Without a fixed work schedule, every time I was handed a new project, my first response was to feel a huge amount of stress. I’d panic and feel that I’d never find the time to get each new project finished on schedule and manage my family responsibilities.

It’s tough to find the time needed to run a successful home business by grabbing a minute here and there. Setting and committing to a defined work schedule and building that work time into your week is the most important work at home time management tip anyone has ever given me.

Personal Improvement

Do the majority of your studying/business education during the hours before 8 am or after 10pm. Now you may be thinking “Etieno, you don’t understand, I work ALL day and then I am dead tired when I get home”. You know what? I do understand and if you EVER want to change that, you need to make some sacrifices. Here is a quote that I think will help you with that:

“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” – – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You know what to do with your time so go ahead and do it. If you want to assure that your situation never changes, keep doing what you are doing and voila, it will work like a charm every time. For things to change, you have to change.

Minimize Distractions on Your Computer
Often people who work from home use their home computer for both business and personal use. Storing your home business documents and email in the same place as your personal documents and email can cause time management issues if you’re not careful.

It’s amazing how easy it is to become distracted by personal things, like reading the five email jokes your friend just sent you and then forwarding them to all of your other friends, when you’re supposed to be working on something else, like your home business.

Setting up a separate, business only email address and user account on your computer is a useful time management strategy when you’re working from home. That way, when you’re in your home business user account, you know you’re working. You will have to log out and switch to your personal user account to access your personal items on your computer.

If you desire a larger income in your home based business, know that you do not get paid to read personal improvement books, straighten out your desk or clean the house. You get paid for 2 things, retailing and building a team of others who retail the product(s). Spend a majority of your time (especially the “prime time”) prospecting.

Prospecting can be for people interested in purchasing your product or prospecting for people interested in having their own home based business.

If you want to drastically change your bank account, right now, improving your time management skills is the key. If you improve your time management by ensuring that you are prospecting each and every day, and not just burying your head in the books and webinars, you will hear a big “Thank You” from your bank account :-)

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Etieno Etuk

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