Hi everyone! We have not posted any information in regards to time management on here for awhile, so here is a great article we have come across with thanks to William Winch.
Explode Your Network Marketing Business By Being Master Of Your Own Time
Owning your own home-based business does not seem like it would require a great deal of thinking when it comes to time management. Just the time you save by not having to commute to work and back seems like it alone would give you all the elbow room you need to coast through your day at a reasonable pace. The problem with working at home, however, is that distractions and obstacles seem to take precedence over the time we should be working. No one likes to have a problem hanging over their head, or miss their favorite tv show when the tv is just a click away. We like to think that we can get our work done more efficiently if all our problems were taken care of first. Working from home gives you the option to do that. But we forget that no mater how much you solve a problem, the next one is always on it's way.
So what happens at the end of the day when yo have finished all your chores and watched the shows you want to watch, but you have not made any money? You start looking for excuses and wind up blaming the company for your lack of success. Had you had the conviction to set a schedule and stick to it, you would not be a statistic in the high drop-out rate that gives network marketing a bad name.
We must all suffer from one of two pains: Discipline or regret. One of your jobs as a network marketer, who is the CEO of your own business, is to decide which is more painful. To me, discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons. I figured this out the hard way by making excuses for ten years instead of being accountable for my own actions. It was only when I developed a schedule and stuck to it that I began to see my business take off.All that is required for you to start your own daily schedule is the desire to make it a success. Making it a success requires you to focus your time on the things that are important before the things that seem urgent.
Doing your laundry is not important. Calling your prospects and inviting them to your briefings or trainings is.If you as a home-based business owner do not make sure you control your days wisely, your days will take control of you. Time is expensive and irreplaceable. your actions need to align with your overall goals. You can not expect to make a profit every single day if you are not sticking to a schedule that weighs heavy on the activities that will bring you income.
One of the best ways to set up a schedule is to block the money-making time as early as possible. This is the most important activity because without it you would have to go back to punching a time clock for someone else. The earlier you get it finished, the easier it is to get it out of the way. It is like when you were a kid and you were told you would not get any desert unless you finished all of your vegetables first. Well, the work is like the vegetables. Get it finished and over with first so you can earn your right to get the reward. What happens to a kid who goes right to the desert and does not eat his vegetables? He gets fat, lazy and sick, and life becomes difficult.
One of the misconceptions about working from home is that the more your work, the more money you will make. This is not true. What if you worked all day using outdated techniques that never make you any money? Those who know proven marketing understand that it is not how many people you talk to, it is who you talk to and how well you can relate to fulfilling their needs, wants and desires.Do not fill your schedule with nothing but work. Instead, focus on being educated on the proper ways to market so you can find a balance between work and leisure that allows you to be successful without spending every waking moment working. You ultimately want to learn how you can talk to only your target audience so when you want to make money, you turn your system on and make it.
Whatever you decide your activities should be, always remember to stick to your schedule and never stray from it. It is the road map you designed for yourself to travel on in order to reach your dreams and goals. If you do not follow your own life's plan, chances are you will fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
By: William Winch
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