We often hear from ones who say that they just don’t … time to devote to their home … They work … raise kids, take care of aging parents, or for … are just too busy
We often hear from ones who say that they just don’t have
enough time to devote to their home business. They work full
time,Find Time For Home Biz Success by Taming the Great Life Stealers Articles raise kids, take care of aging parents, or for other
reasons are just too busy to devote much time to a biz.
Still, they would like a home business if they could only
find the time. In this article we want to review some common
areas where most folks tend to waste time, and how you can
tame these life stealers.
# 1 TV Viewing
This ranks as the greatest time stealer of all! “Wait a
minute” you might say, “don’t tell me to give up my favorite
TV programs!” No, we are not going to tell you to quit
watching TV altogether. However, with just a little effort
you can save TONS of time that could otherwise be spent on
your home biz. Consider some ideas:
* Record Your Favorite Programs and Fast-Forward Through
This could trim off a third or more of the time
it takes to watch them.
* Control the TV – Don’t let it Control You.
Instead of vegetating in front of the TV for hours, watching
everything that comes on, try picking only the programs you
really want to see and setting the recorder. Sometimes it
may be good to just chill out in your easy chair and turn on
the tube, but once you get into the habit of recording
shows, you may find more recordings to view than you have
time for. The more productive time you spend on your home
business will start to become a habit (so will the extra
money that you earn from it!), you will spend less time with
the TV naturally, and find that you have more energy too!
# 2 Recreation
Here is another big time stealer. Everyone needs some
recreation, but most of us think we need more than we really
do. Consider that most folks work all week just for a few
moments of fun on the weekend. Back when I was working a
J.O.B. the factory was full of ones like this. They lived
their lives for fun in the sun. Never planning for anything
but more recreation. When the flag ship factory closed it’s
doors and laid most of us off, these same ones wanted to
know how they would afford their boat payments, golf cart
notes, vacation bills etc. Many had mortgaged themselves to
the hilt with recreation bills.
I was smiling because I knew we would get a nice severance
package, and that I could now focus full time on my home biz
that I always had worked on the side (I have toys too, and
enjoy fun in the sun, but I pay cash for those things or I
don’t buy them – no credit for me on recreation – no sir!).
I had turned down a few weekends of pleasure seeking over
the years, but when the whip came down, I’m sure glad I did!
I work harder for myself than I ever did for someone else,
but I control when I work, and how much I want to make.
Since I love what I do, it really is not like work. I still
limit myself on recreation, but when we do play, we really
A profitable home business is something that you should want
to do for the rest of your life. Recreation, and TV viewing
have their place. We all need relaxation and recreation, but
you might want to consider just how much time you spend
recreating when you could be building a home biz that will
give you something to do in your retirement years (not to
mention help you get there faster).
Many dream of the time when they will just lay around the
pool and do nothing for the rest of their lives. Well, I’m
here to tell you, that many wealthy or retired folks who get
to do pretty much what they want will admit – it flat gets
old doing nothing! Developing work ethic is one of the
biggest obstacles for most folks who would like to work from
home. Start Now, by putting limits on your recreation, and
you will find all kinds of time for building your home biz!
# 3 The Internet
“Now Wait Just a Minute” you might be saying, “I’m building
my business with the net”. That might be true, but there are
a LOT of things you can do online besides building your
business. If you aren’t careful, time can be focused away
from your work and more toward pleasure seeking or just
plain old surfing. Before you know it, you could spend hours
in front of your PC without doing one thing to promote your
business. A PC with an Internet connection can develop into
your digital recreation tool. The very thing that is
supposed to save time and make our lives easier could become
our biggest life stealer! Again, you need to limit yourself.
In any of these activities, it would be good to take note of
how much time you spend with them. Try keeping a careful
record for just one week and you may be surprised. Each hour
take note of what you spend time doing, and make a log. You
will quickly isolate where the time for building your home
biz can come from. Learning to use your time wisely will
prove beneficial for years to come.