If you’re a small business owner, work usually follows you home or maybe you work out of your home. Raise your hand if that’s you? So how do you stay focused and get things done, when everything and everyone around you is demanding attention.
- Dedicate space, time, and boundaries. Don’t work from the couch while watching the Season finale of Peaky Blinders. Structure is important, so set up and stick to a schedule as if you had an office you had to go, and find a quiet spot that’s just for working. Close the door and walk away when you’re done. It will be there tomorrow.
- Don’t procrastinate with displaced productivity. That means instead of writing a blog that needs to get done, you’re doing laundry or buying groceries online because you’re having company tomorrow night. Yes these things need to be done, but you should be focusing on your business priorities. What’s important right now to grow your business.
- Don’t isolate yourself or work in a silo. I’ve done that and it doesn’t work. Get lunch with a friend or go for a walk. Take scheduled breaks, even if you’re in the thick of it, and be human. Pay attention to your dog. And scrolling Facebook while you wait for your leftover spaghetti to heat up doesn’t count.
- End the day with a win. If you have an hour left of your work day and just finished a huge project, be done with it. Call it a day. Finishing on a high note helps you feel like you accomplished something instead of feeling like you left in the middle of a project.
I’m Robin Samora with the Fast Marketing Minute. Clients always ask what one thing will help me reach my marketing goals the fastest. It truly depends on what those goals are. If you want a second option, get in touch at RobinSamora.com. Talk tomorrow!