Work It

In order for your work from home business to work, you must work at it every day.  You need to treat it like a business, or it will not be one.

Some tips to help you do that are:

Set Business Hours

Set aside a certain time everyday to work on your business.  It doesn’t need to be a long time, but consistent.  When you are working, treat that time as you would if you were working for someone else outside the home.  Show respect for your own time and your own business, and you will begin to see results.

Eat the Frog First

Eating the frog first means doing the things you find most difficult or unpleasant in  your work first.  If your work involves calling people every day, and you find the phone weighing 500 pounds, do that first thing and get it over with.  You will feel good about it, like you accomplished something important in your work, and proud that you followed through.

Keep Good Records of Your Tasks and Accomplishments

If you need to follow-up with people, keep track of that.  If you need to check statuses on accounts, keep track of what you do so you have a running log of what you are doing everyday.  This helps you keep on track, pick up where you left off when you work again, stay organized and keep your team members in the loop.

Dress the Part

When you dress for your work at home, it helps you treat the job with more respect and helps you to be focused on the work.  Some people reap significant financial rewards for their work from home.  You can bet those people don’t sit around all day in pajamas, loungers and robes when they are working.  They treat their work professionally and that is one reason they are successful.  You may not have to dress in a suit and tie, or pant suit, but at least casual business sets the tone.

Keep Your Work Environment Safe

Working from home has many of the same work hazards as working elsewhere.  We have a tendency to think those issues are non-existent in a work from home office, but they are there.  Keep your work area tidy and clean, keep food and drink away from electronics, and make sure the floor areas around chairs, desks and credenzas is kept free from clutter.  Get up and walk around at least every hour and stretch your leg muscles regularly.

Article written  by Martha Robards, May 23, 2019

Picture credit:  https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

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About Martha Robards

Martha is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She and her husband, Kris, along with Rovey, the house dog, live in Phoenix, Arizona. They share their time between Phoenix and Sandia Park, New Mexico, where they have a small family home in the beautiful Sandia Mountains. Between their five grown children, two live in Las Vegas, two live in Arizona and one is currently traveling the U.S. Since Martha's teens, she has pursued an interest in health and wellness, leading her eventually to share what she learned with friends and family. Always writing and scribbling notes on napkins, little pieces of paper and receipts, even her hand, she began to compile her ideas into one area where she could organize them. She shares everything from ideas about products; therapies; exercise; green home living; gardening; physical, financial, emotional and mental, and natural and spiritual health, and so much more. She calls it helping people have a happy, healthy home. Having worked in the legal and real estate business for many years, Martha enjoys applying much of that experience to different aspects of healthy lifestyles and living well. In 2018, Martha celebrated her eleven-year anniversary for her website, www.RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com. As Martha's on-line shopping club - home business continues to grow, she also enjoys seeing her website, www.ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com website, gain popularity as a work from home mentoring website. Martha recently added helping people get into their next happy healthy home by either buying or selling their homes. You can see more on that at www.MarthaRobards.com Updated 3/18/19