So you are part of a new home party company. Congratulations! You are on your way to having the life you want for yourself. Now for the bad news: having a work from home job can challenge your productivity because of all the distractions around. The good news is that with a little strategic planning, you can boost your productivity every day.
One great place to be strategic is in how you start and end your day. If you pay attention to the details of the beginning and end of the workday, you have a much better chance of getting everything accomplished that you want to in the middle of the day.
Kevin Daum, an Inc. 500 entrepreneur with more than $1 Billion sales in marketing track record, believes that how you start and end your day can be one of the most important tools for boosting your productivity. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to put his strategies to work for your new home party company.
Starting Your Day
Daum covers a lot of things about what you drink, or look at, or stretch once you wake up and those are all great suggestions. But one thing in particular can help you get started right: inspirational reading. Many studies have shown that the most successful people in the world start their day by reading important and educational information.
What you read is really up to you, but an important part of this exercise is that the material helps you set the tone for your day of work. Some ideas for inspirational reading could be as blog about your product category, sales or marketing literature, articles on branding trends or social media strategies for a new home party company. Maybe you need some inspirational or spiritual reading to get you started each day. Whatever is going to get your brain stimulated is perfect. As Daum points out, this reading time can help you keep energized throughout the day.
Ending Your Day
Ironically, how you end your day can also is as important to your productivity today as it will be tomorrow. There are many things that can pile up in the middle part of your day that need your attention. By the end of a day, you may have a few loose ends that are troubling you or projects that slipped longer than you intended. These loose ends can cause stress, which will ruin your night and carry over into the next day. We all know that stress is no way to start a day.
So at the end of your day, you should aim to get a plan together for the next day. From scheduling time to organize something to setting aside time to make appointments, put it in a detailed plan that you will have for the next morning (after you read something inspirational, of course). This will help you stay on track for the next day and give you a road map to staying as productive as possible. It will also help you feel better about all those loose ends because you have a plan of attack to address them, which will increase your feelings of satisfaction about what you accomplished in a day.
A work from home job is great on so many levels and your pursuit of the life you want with a new home party company is admirable. Now make sure that you have a good habit for strategic planning that includes how you will start and end your day. If you do, your productivity will soar and your dreams of having the life you always wanted will be that much closer to becoming a reality.
Daum, Kevin. “7 Ways to Start a Great Day.” www.inc.com. 6 January 2014. Web. 28 January 2014. < http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/7-ways-to-start-a-great-day.html>
Daum, Kevin. “Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This.” www.inc.com. 27 January 2014. Web. 28 January 2014. < http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/want-to-be-truly-productive-end-each-day-like-this.html>