Sunday, May 15, 2011

You Have to Have a Plan

When you work from home, you can get very distracted.  I recommend sometimes stepping away from the computer and taking some quiet time to do some thinking.  I brainstorm at least once a week and it helps keep me on task, otherwise I do not get done things that I like to get done.  How I do it is on laundry day, I bring a notepad and a pen down into the basement with me.  I hang out there while the laundry is in the machine.  I think about any articles I want to write and I write it down with details so I remember the important things to add.  I write down the title, why I am writing the article and what details I would like my readers to learn when reading the article.

I have also done this with my Wela business plans.  I think about how many people I would like to help build their business and how I am going to achieve this.  Details about how I will manage my blog that was designed to help the team get written down in part of the business plan.  Any plans I need to accomplish my goals get written down while I am brainstorming.

It is very important to take the time out to think in a quiet, non distracting place, away from the computer.  You will be able to clearly see what you may have been missing before (too many distractions online) and then you will be able to push forward and start your path to success.  Try to brainstorm at least once a week and write down the weeks goals and then the plans that will accomplish this.  You will see a big difference!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you! I have been using laundry as a quiet "me" time for a little while. I used to bring a good business book downstairs to read but now I bring a pen and paper. I find it to be easy to think about things as there are no distractions except the sound of the washer and dryer.

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  2. Dawn,

    Just found your blog...number one on SERP for Work At Home...btw..nicely done!

    I think the distraction is the largest piece of the puzzle to figure out. I am a "go-to-work-come-back-and-work" dad. My family is in Mass. while I am in Maryland due to the military.

    When I come home I find that anything can distract me...my parrot, Two and Half Men, and Google Analytics. I read on another blog about a piece of software called "leech" something or other that you can program to block certain applications on your PC such as Twitter, FB, and Google web master tools. LOL..I am not an affiliate and its called LeechBlock (I just went back and checked)!

    Great blog...great content with great intentions to help others!

    Thanks,

    Ken
    http://bloggingdudes.com

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  3. Hi Ken,
    Thank you for visiting! I just visited your blog, very nice job you did with yours too. I get distracted by many things, it can be very easy. At least while I am doing laundry there really isn't anything else amusing in the basement lol! It helps a little. I have not heard of the tool leechblock, very interesting and I thank you for sharing this.

    I would like to thank you for your courage in protecting us and defending our rights! I have a great appreciation for all men and women who serve our country. I am hoping for your safe return with your family!

    Stay safe :)
    Dawn

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