Procrastination is one of the biggest problems in any home based business! We have all said I will do that later I have to do….
So in this blog I am going to share some great ways to help all of us defeat procrastination!
Write out your plans for the day or even the week. I find that when I have written down what I want to it is easier to get started. I like to try to number the things I want to get done. That way at the end of my day I can scratch it off my list. Speaking of lists I love to carry mine around with me. It is so cool to be able to reach into my pocket and scratch something off. At the end of the week I can see everything I have accomplished.
Create your own dream board. If you can see your goals and dreams it will help you to focus on what is important to you! But short term goals and long term goals on it. Reward yourself for all your hard work. Maybe it is something simple like taking the family out to a movie or on that trip you have been planning to go on. Let your friends and family see what you are going after. This way they can share your joy as you reach of your goals on your dream board! You can read more about why I think dream boards are so important to every entrepreneur. Just click the link below
Tell your friends and family what you want to do. Nobody wants to end up telling the people they love that they did not finish something. There is something extra about wanting to be successful when you know that people you care about know your dreams and goals. You get that extra push deep down inside wanting to prove to them that you will succeed.
You can also find someone that is doing the same business as you and challenge them! Try to find someone that will not be afraid to push you when times are tough. It might be someone on your team or it could be someone that is in the same business but has a different upline then you. There is nothing wrong with a good healthy competition. Just remember to always be positive and willing to listen and be willing to help with suggestions on how to help your partner reach their goals as well.
Another great idea is to time yourself. What I mean by this is to set a timer and focus your efforts during that time. No excuses. You will find that once you get started you are going to find that the time will fly by and you will have a lot more done then you think was possible.
Make sure to use a calendar! If you don’t schedule your time, it will get away from you. Make sure to schedule your work and family time. Block off time for everyday chores and for your business. That way when you are sitting down you know that this time is for your business. Some people like to use an online calendar while others will use pen to papper. It doesn’t matter which one you use as long as you one!
There is a saying I heard from a mentor of mine years ago that rings in my head when I start procrastinating. ” You can make excuses or you can make money but you can’t do both!” This helps to puts me back on track! I am here to make money so that I can build the life I want for my wife and I.
I hope you have found this intersting as well as helpful! Please be sure to leave me a comment below. Let me know what you do to beat procastination!