When it comes to working on your biz, distractions are the devil. Sometimes, they are unavoidable. But in many cases, we are the ones tempting ourselves… C’mon, admit it… How often are you checking Facebook when you’re supposed to be writing blog posts? And yes – I admit to this myself. We all do it. But that doesn’t mean we should…
Here are some tips to help you get rid of those pesky, devilish distractions….
Limit Social Media – Yes, social media is good for business. And you do need to be social to be effective. But if you’re spending 5 hours a day on Twitter or Facebook and only a half hour a day on actual business tasks, what do you think is going to happen? You’ll end up with a lot of online friends and no money.
Check your email twice a day - Okay – this one may scare you, but think about it… One quick email check can turn into a full hour of back and forth email correspondence and before you know it, your entire schedule is off for the day. Instead, check your email at lunch time and again before you stop working for the day. Notice that I didn’t say morning! That way, you can get up and work on your projects – and get some actual work done – before you get lost in the email shuffle.
Turn Off The TV - Watching TV is not necessarily a bad thing. But the amount of TV you watch can definitely have an effect on your business. The television is on in the average house for 6.47 hours each day… And that is almost a full working day of 8 hours! I do know that some people like to have the TV on for “background noise,” but how often do you catch yourself looking up at the TV? Multi-tasking, in general, is bad for you. Instead, focus on working, and then once you’ve gotten your tasks done for the day, enjoy some TV.
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lil’ alice is owned by Katy. Katy is a self taught sewer. A pattern for an apron is all that is used, everything else in the shop is all measurements & kept safely in a notebook. lil’ alice was a hobby for about 2 years and in the Fall of 2011, dear husband gave the blessing of having Katy turn her hobby into a business. As of Jan. 2012, lil’ alice has been a business. Besides loving to sew, Katy is married her husband, Rich in November of 1997. She is also raising 2 boys, 13 & 10.