3 Productivity Tips For Your Home-Based Business 

Execution doesn’t have to be a huge obstacle for small business owners operating from a home office. Just because you are not physically in an office doesn’t mean you cannot benefit from learning new tips, tricks, hack and strategies! Turn your ideas into reality by implementing these quick steps

CLEAR THE WAY

Everyone’s first suggestion is to get organized but when you’re facing a seemingly insurmountable TO-DO list, this can seem impossible.

It takes longer to clean your desk, properly sort, organize and file that giant stack of unopened mail, fold that laundry hanging off the treadmill or whatever is giving you a mental block. I’m exhausted already just thinking about it.

Just clear a space. Find a basket or box and dump it all in – do it later. RIGHT NOW clear a space and get started. Stop procrastinating. Take five minutes to make your space both physically and mentally.  

Next, brain dump your idea. Whether on paper or Google Doc, jot down your entire idea. Dump everything you from your brain onto paper. You idea cannot take flight with everything inside your own head.

MAKE A PLAN

This is where it gets juicy. Section your brain dump list into groups – URGENT, PRIORITY, BACKLOG. Think like a project manager – business + life. These are two separate things that need to blend together yet the action or execution of each is completely different. You know this.

Try removing the emotion attached to each task. We know the laundry needs to get done but you also need to create the content for your landing page so your offer can go live. Separate these into projects – business + life.

PICK 3

Pick one or two items from urgent list, one from priority and so on. Realistically select things  you can do TODAY. One quick hint – if you pick something like “Learn WordPress” when you don’t know the first thing about how to create websites, this will take longer than one day. Your business cannot move forward. The laundry will still be there at the end of the day. Give yourself small wins.

Using this method will propel your business forward.

Once you have completed all tasks for that day or time period you have set aside, you’re done for the day. You have accomplished something in your business and home life!  

WHAT’S NEXT

Soon,  you will become so efficient at selecting items to be done in a day that you can look ahead.

Plan 5 days in a row. Plan the next 7-10 days. You will cross items off your list faster,  your business will gain momentum and you’ll be on your way!

If you find these helpful or have additional tips to share, I’d love to hear from you.  Schedule a complimentary consultation session today. 

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Kelly O'Neill
Kelly O’Neill is a marketing consultant and coach with over 19 years of experience working with small to mid-sized companies, large publicly traded companies, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. She has experience in sales funnels, podcasting, search marketing, analytics & data visualization, project management, training, and coaching. Kelly has a passion for sharing her experience as a small business owner with other parent entrepreneurs, PARENTPRENEURS.



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