Running a business from home automatically invites several types of distractions. Aside from the normal distractions of running a household, you may also have a full time job that you must go to prior to working your business. If you want to have a successful business, you’ll need to create sacred time for your business.
Time that you treat as the most important and valuable in your day or week. This is time you don’t juggle around for anything but emergencies.
We all have time that we waste each day, whether it be from watching television, or grabbing an extra nap, there is time that you can devote just to your business.
How much time do you currently spend doing the things you know will give you more energy, consciousness, inspiration, and motivation to manifest the life you want?
Believe it or not, doing things that are energy producing such as exercise, eating right and taking care of yourself will add time into your day, rather than detract from it. So the first thing you need to do in order to ensure that you have sacred time for your business is take care of yourself! Ensure that you do the things you know you should do to take care of your mind and body and spirit so that you have plenty of mental and physical energy left to complete your commitments.
How often have you read about a great technique or exercise and you did not implement it, simply because you never make the time to follow through with a priority?
The next step to ensuring you have sacred time for your business is to actually make the time to implement a new technique when you learn it. How many times have you purchased a product or became involved in a service and never follow-up with what you learned? I know I have and that’s just a waste of time.
Daily Calendar friend or foe
When you learn a new process commit to it. The only way you can do this is to put it into your calendar in writing. Your calendar, your daily planner, is your friend. This is what you need to live and die by, when trying to organize your home business. If something is not written in your calendar, you’re less likely to follow through. If you write it down, you will treat it as important and do it. I often use Google’s free Calendar, it’s easy and convenient and I have it set up to send me email reminders!
Now what do I mean by “sacred time”?
I mean that you treat this allotted time as if it were an important meeting with someone ready to hand you over thousands of dollars just to attend. If you’re a coach, it no different then the time you set up with meeting with your coaching clients. I know you wouldn’t skip the coaching session because you got involved in a Facebook chat or decided to send a few more tweets. You only reschedule if it’s an important family emergency. Don’t interrupt your work time for a movie, coffee with friends, or to watch television. Think of how you accomplish so much at your job. You accomplish a lot because you have a set work schedule. A time in which you are expected to perform your job. If you treat your business the same way, setting aside specific working times, and don’t deviate unless it’s a true emergency in other words treat it just as you would a job then you’re on the right path.
You’re not going to have a home business if you don’t work in your home business. Much the same as you won’t have a job if you don’t perform at work!
The more you value this time, the more you will learn how to appreciate yourself so that you can manifest a business and life that you love!