Picture taken at Trader Joe's in Templeton, CA
Guest post by Steven Wagenheim - I always enjoy Steven's unique takes on business marketing.
As I am writing this article, I just found out that Gary Coleman passed away at the age of 42.
Forty-two. That was 10 years ago for me. I can't even imagine not having the last 10 years of my life as I've been running my own home business for a little over seven years now. That's why the topic of this article is "Enjoy it while you can."
You don't have to tell me that getting anything going with your business is hard work. Believe me, I know. I've been there. I remember the early days...the early 14 hour days. I sometimes wondered if I was going to get anywhere at all. It took me months to see my first dollar.
It seems like such a long time ago.
Anyway, as I said, enjoy it while you can. How? I'm going to leave you with a few simple tips for running your home business that will do just that, so you don't look back and say things like, "Why did I waste all that time?"
At the top of the list, you want to make the most of every minute that you spend on your business. To do that, you MUST make a schedule for the day. I don't care if you only have one thing to do for a given day. Write that ONE thing down and assign a time limit to it. Don't spend all day on it. Decide how many hours you're going to work on that one task and stick to it.
To do this, get yourself a timer or use an alarm clock. Set it for the time that you're supposed to be finished with the task. When that clock goes off, you're DONE. No ifs, ands or buts. This will get you into the habit of working more efficiently. If you know you're being timed, you won't waste time watching videos on YouTube or chatting on Twitter. Trust me...those two things can be a real time suck.
Next, you want to take time out of your day to either be with your family, or if you're living alone, time for yourself to do things that you enjoy. I don't care what it is. Me? I like to work in my recording studio and write songs. There are days when I have no business to take care of at all and spend the entire day in that recording studio.
Finally, get plenty of rest and eat right. Your body is NOT indestructible, in spite of what you might think. Too many people think they're going to live forever on hot dogs and chili. Trust me...you won't. My diet has changed drastically from the time I was 21.
If you follow these simple tips, you will enjoy your business, enjoy your life and might even live to be a ripe old age and spend all that money you made when you were listening to what I told you.
You can thank me later on your 90th birthday.
To YOUR Success,