Having your own business. Being your own boss. Working for yourself. Setting your own hours. Time flexibility. Freedom. It’s all positive, right?
Well, yes and no. Being an entrepreneur has way more up sides than downs, no doubt, but there are still ‘hard’ parts that few talk about.
The need for self-discipline is one of them. And, without it your business can go nowhere really fast.
Owning your own business means there is nobody telling you at what time you need to show up. Nobody’s going to ‘write you up’ if you show up late 3 days in a row.
You get to be the boss when it’s your business.
Working from home adds an extra layer of challenges. There are piles of distractions like piles of laundry, piles of dishes, piles of bills, piles of ‘To-Do’s’ that need to be done.
So, how do you develop the self discipline to be the boss and work on your business? In this video I talk about 4 simple ways to get yourself working on your business consistently and I share several tips or hacks I use to minimize the everyday distractions we encounter when working from home.
06:10 Self-discipline vs. Lack of Time (Is it really lacking?)
09:25 Be Hundred Percent Clear on Your Why
15:22 Schedule Your Time
19:29 You Need To Make a Plan
21:06 Paper Calendar vs an Online Calendar to Schedule
26:35 Get up, Shower, Get Dress, Get Ready for the Day
28:06 Set Timers
32:12 Put a Note on your Front Door
33:42 Let Family Members Know that Work Time is Work Time
36:00 Another tip if you really need a distraction free zone
41:39 Being Consistent
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