As you begin your new home business you will find there will be hundreds of distractions that will fight for your time and attention.
If you are new to working from home you will have to deal with such issues as family interruptions, friends, neighbors, television, radio, visitors, email and phone calls.
You must structure your time and set a schedule to work on your home business. If you were working for someone else you would not expect your friends and neighbors to stop by for a visit.
You must clearly explain to the people you know that this is your job and your can not stop to chat simply because you are home.
People may think that your job is less serious because you are working from home.
You must remind yourself of the reasons why you choose to bring your profession home. Was it to have more free time with your children, to earn more money than your previous job paid, to create more freedom for yourself and your loved ones?
Remember your home business should be treated as a real job. You are the person who makes the decisions now. You must organize your time without someone else telling you when you should work and take care of your business.
Schedule a portion of your workday to answering emails and written communications and returning important phone calls.
One hour in the morning and one later in the day should be fine. Be sure to be consistent so you do not get distracted from your other tasks.
Focus your time on your most productive activities and find a third party to assist with less important tasks if you need to.
When you are first getting started and perhaps you are in the middle of working on a project - and you don't quite know if it is going to be the success you hope for, it is very easy to get distracted and go on to something else that looks more promising.
You will learn with experience what types of projects and tasks excite you, which are the best fit for your knowledge, skills, and resources.
But in the beginning when you are first getting started for the first time then this can be a bit confusing, understand this is normal.
The most important thing for you is to take what you have now and turn it into a success.
It is more important to finish what you start than it is to jump from project to project.
When you jump to another idea or project you have to repeat all the things that you did on the last idea or project.
You may find that it is easy for you to start your work but you have a problem with sticking to it until it is finished.
Make a promise to yourself that you will do your best to finish the projects you start before you begin the process of starting something new.
Do your best to work on something you believe in. Get excited about your work.
Be sure to break down the tasks involved in getting large projects up and running. If you approach the smaller tasks individually they will be easier to handle than if you tried dealing with them all together.
Take care of your health by exercising and eating healthy food. The better you feel and the healthier you are the more you will be able to focus on your business.
Write down a list of the goals you wish to acheive with your home business and the time in which you want to achieve them.
Try making a list of the top 5 things you want to accomplish, then set a timer for 20 -30 minutes. When the timer goes off drop what your doing and Move on to the next task.
Exercises such as this can keep you up and excited As you work towards a deadline. It will automatically set your mind to focus on what needs to be completed in a specified time.
Take a break every 2 hours, go for a short walk and get some fresh air, talk to a friend on the phone or read a few pages of a motivational book.
The success of your home business is entirely and completely up to you and the decisions you make.
Success is within your reach when you keep your focus on your goals.
Kevin Purfield owns the Wealth System Online. You can find everything you need to start your own home based internet business at: http://www.wealthsystemonline.com/