Regardless of immediate results, you are doing great at whatever you are doing! Why? Simply because you are doing it! Yes – A for effort! If you stick to it, you may be able to accomplish something tangible, if that is your goal.
The point is if you are not doing anything but wasting your spare time chattering or vegetating (couch potato) , it is really a waste of energy if nothing else. We do need some time to relax and enjoy ourselves on a regular basis. However enough is enough.
Make your ‘you’ time count for everything positive – if you go to the gym or have another exercise regime, be sure you don’t skip it. Your health is the foundation of everything else in your life. If you are not well, you can’t work or play effectively. Take care of what matters most first.
If you have a day job and are building a home business, you are going to be busy. Of course add to that time you need to spend with your family. Again, take care of what matters most first. With that said if your kids are old enough to understand, they should be advised that they need to respect your working hours. Ideal if they are little and you can work while they nap or go to school.
Remember though that when you work at home you have a 24-hour clock in which to get everything done. It is not like an 8-hour job. With a home business, you can work at your own pace. If you feel more energetic at night, then you can work at night. You can scatter it if you work in the morning for a few hours, and then go back and finish up at night.
When you look at the 24-hour clock you will see you have plenty of time and can just focus on what you need to do, whenever you want to do it. This will likely result in your best performance! It Is really true that we do best at what we like to do.
People might be very surprised if they found out how much is really available online. For example community colleges have free or very inexpensive courses that can be done completely online. Even various certificates of achievement can be earned in this way.
So at that price you can take something you are curious about or interested in that really hasn’t got much of a chance of helping your career. Just for fun. Along the way you may change your mind and it could possibly turn into something that would be a career.
Naturally it makes the most sense to find something that might even help you get a promotion or to elevate your skill level so you would qualify for a better job – or even to enhance your technical skills so that you may take more control of your home business. For example it would be so helpful if you had more of a handle on basic HTML so that you were not dependent on programmers whenever you want to make a small change to your website.
There are multiple free courses in HTML and other technical languages on the Internet right now. This could also be anything that would help your business like bookkeeping, or using some proprietary software that performs a task that you need to work from home. These courses, while maybe not formal (having certification) can be started the same day they are discovered, a manual printed out for reference and then just go!
It is amazing how the search engines have vast amounts of free information on the fly – a breathing index of facts for everyone who seeks has access to; and then to realize you can really drill down from there to find really extensive instructions if you want to pursue something to more of an extent. There is nowhere in the world where there are more possibilities to learn than the Internet.
It would be a shame to waste it especially because even the business you are trying to develop can itself teach you so much about business procedures, using software, etc. Even though ‘code’ and etc may seem complex and ‘above’ your head, it really isn’t. If you look at it you will definitely see patterns that can be recognizable to you in the future and not at all ‘rocket science’ or something unachievable except to geniuses.
Procrastination really is something that people should try to avoid. However it seems like a given with many people. They seem incapable of sticking to a schedule or in doing things in a timely way. It is so pervasive that it appears they need the pressure of always being late or behind in order to do the task at all.
There are some things that may not be obvious that we can get away with up to a certain degree. It is only when there are actual deadlines that it becomes apparent to our customers and peers that we are disorganized to the point where we are rude and you may wonder why you are doing business with this person.
Obviously this is not something you want people to remember about your service. However if it is something that you do as a rule and not an exception, you can bet you are building a bad reputation. If you want to stick to your sloppy ways, then don’t mind when people choose your competitors instead of you when it Is time to make a choice.
It is not just a matter of being on time so that you don’t inconvenience others when you ignore deadlines, but also the fact that after a while people begin to wonder how anything you do can be trusted. If you are organized and efficient yourself then it is much more important to you when you are repeatedly disappointed by dubious procedure. You realize that having a clear mind is important and comes from being organized rather than always in a state of chaos.
It may be the case with certain personality types that they can be brilliant and creative, yet as far as business goes, slobs. Maybe with real artists they can get away with a certain level of being ‘untogether’.
Another good excuse would be if the product was particularly brilliant. People would be more willing to put up with some level of inefficiency in order to get the product regardless. However you never know when the person will cross over to being insulted enough to just walk away.