Well for me, my kids just went back to school, and like many working parents out there that is a complete shift in your schedule… I am finding myself getting back on track to the schedule that I keep when they are preoccupied nearly 7 hours a day. It is a time to get productive during those hours and really get your work done.
Some tips to make that happen:
The evening before write down your “to do list”, I tell my team that even though you are working a home based business, it is a business and you must treat it that way!
Start everyday at the same time, make yourself punch that time clock…
Work off your “to do list” which should have at least 5 specific tasks that you will accomplish during your work time.
When I say specific, I really mean specific. Don’t write down “phone calls as a task”, Get out your list, ( remember rule #1 always be adding to or recreating your list) Make that task say, I will connect via phone or personally with ___________ and make it happen in a positive way.. ( no stalking allowed ) Keep in mind that all though I am a huge fan of Facebook, don’t use Facebook as a form to complete this task… You can however use Facebook as a tool to get you to where this task can be completed… Example.. ” Hi Joe, I am super excited to get caught up on how our lives are going, let me buy you a Iced Tea at Starbucks and let’s catch up” but don’t consider the task complete until you have had verbal communication with Joe!
Follow-up with the leaders on your team and see how they are doing, Offer your assistance, remind them that you are available for three way phone calls and get them to plug into you!! Staying connected with your team especially the leaders is so important.
Make yourself available every week at a specific time that your entire team know they can get in front of you. Now as you grow just as I have, my out of town teams know, I am available over the phone always and their numbers are stored and there calls take priority over anything!!
For my in town team members we have a standing Party every Tuesday Night at 6:30!! We have so much fun, We introduce new people, Answer questions but most of all it just keeps us plugged in to each other and we love it! We are also looking at systems that we can get a live webinar streaming into the room to share the fun with our out of town teams… (coming soon)
Have as one of your tasks, Pas out 5 samples… Most home based business are direct sales and that means you probably have a product or service that you can be sampling out… This is a must!! If you are not getting your product out there!! You won’t sell it!
Update your data base, refresh email campaigns that are running through your back office and make sure there is no contact requests that you have missed that have come through your back office… Seems menial but it is so important!! Most companies provide a back office for a nominal fee, my companies is $29.00 a month and that consists of a personal secretary, 7 websites to promote my business and a success library! love it and it is a must, so utilize what your company provides.
Most of all have fun…. I made the choice to enter this work place and it was the best choice I ever made, not just for me but for my family… you to with a little training can be self sufficient working at home…
As a Real Estate Broker I use these principles when building that business so for me it was easy to transfer these same principles into my Network Marketing Career… If you came a crossed this blog because you were doing a internet search on working from home call me… Just 6 short months ago I was a person that was a part of the 96 percent that say, I won’t do Network Marketing… I have built to a prosperous team and a nice 6 figure yearly income in just 6 short months… Simple working principles is all I have done… If I can do this, I know you can too!! Let me coach you and let’s find the prosperity we all want and need, especially now in this economy.
For any questions or advice remember I am always available.. Make it a Great Day!