home based business

home based business opportunities..!!

A lot of people hoping to make money online are limited to working at it just a few hours per day or less. If you’re working a day job and are frustrated that you can’t spend more time becoming financially free, I have some good news for you.
Do you know what’s even more effective than having more time to work? Getting as much as you possibly can out of the time you do have available.

The reason is that if you’re not focused and effective during a short period of time, then having all day would just mean more wasted time. As a mentor of mine once said, “If you can’t make money in your spare time, you can’t make money full-time.”

Setting up the home office is a must..!!

So, here are 5 proven tips I want to share, based on what modern neuroscience has shown (not motivational fluff), that will help you to get even closer to your income goals in less time.

How Our Brains Work Against Us

There’s a meme floating around called “Scumbag Brain” that jokes about how the human brain works against us sometimes instead of doing what we want it to. For example…It’s easy to get motivated, but hard to stay disciplined.

Perhaps you’ve noticed that gritting your teeth and relying on willpower alone is not enough.

A home based business must be treated like any other business or job.

Think of the last time you were on an exercise program that did not last. You went to the gym religiously for several weeks…until you caught a cold, or missed a day. Then, it was back to your old habits and behavior again—not to mention feelings of guilt and self-blame (which make it even harder to bounce back).

The key is to avoid self-criticism by understanding how your mind works. We all get lazy or have setbacks.

The key is to get back on track again quickly when (not if) it happens.

Schedule 90-120 Minute Time Blocks

Set up a clock and stick to a time frame like that anyone that has a successful home based business will tell you this.

The easiest way to get something done is to set a specific time and place to do it, and then show up when the time comes. Otherwise, your goals and plans are not concrete enough, and you can fall into the procrastination trap.

It’s also a fact that people can only stay focused and productive for 90 to 120 minutes at a time, before we need a rest or diversion. It’s impossible to stay ultra-productive all the time. Don’t even bother trying.

Instead, schedule blocks of time when you’ll be doing nothing but working, and when it’s over, STOP. Take a 15-20 minute break, or wrap it up for the day.

Also, treat your scheduled commitment to yourself as seriously as you would your job. Isn’t it just as important?

Prioritize Your Top 5 Items

It helps to list the top 5 tasks to accomplish each day, preferably the night before. Then, when the time comes to work, work on one thing at a time, starting with the most important action item of the day.

When it’s finished, move on to item #2, and so on, until done. Do NOT try to do two things at once! Multi-tasking is a myth and a joke.

It gives people the illusion that they are getting more done, but in reality you lose concentration while switching back and forth between items because it takes time for the mind to get caught up again.

In your own home based business Create an Environment for Focused Work.

Your performance is affected the environment you’re in and the tools available to you, positively or negatively. Give your body and mind what they need to perform by setting up your workspace for success.

Before you start, clear out the clutter and remove any potential distractions. Have only one window open on your computer. Get away from email, phone, and social media until your work block is over. You can schedule a separate session for phone calls and email.

I have also found that upbeat music helps me move more quickly, as long as it’s not too distracting (and no vocals—otherwise my mind pays attention to the lyrics).

Like any business or job, Take a Fun Break away from home based business

Lastly, don’t forget to give yourself the rest you need, in order to have the concentration reserves you need to fuel your work.

 

So make a point to schedule periods each day for breaks, leisure, and fun as well as working on your home based business.

It’s just as important if you want to be consistent in the long run!

Hopefully you will find these tips to be as helpful as they were for me while growing my own 7-figure income!

 

Any home based business or home based jobs are not as hard as you may be thinking, maybe look at a Franchise opportunity as a lot of successful home based business companies are set up like this so you have a proven business model that is already set up and running..

Also, if you want to get even more done and make even more money in less time than you can achieve through your own efforts, consider licensing and promoting other people’s info products and sales funnels, rather than creating them all from scratch.

To find out how even brand-new students are making thousands per week with no website, no product, and no list, just by spending 30 minutes per day following a proven method, click here: http://m0be.com/atEWGr/df14e773. for details.

5 Business Books for Summer Reading

The weather may have overcast clouds but then the sun always finds a way to shine through. Care for some summer reading lately? Marketers like us at Empower Network Australia, although we are constantly online and the internet is our bread and butter, we also have in between downtimes where we just sit back, sip cocktails and pore over a good book. Of course – the education just don’t stop there. We read books that enhance our knowledge and continue our education on the business that we are in. Books also inspire us and remind us to become better entrepreneurs than we already are. This post will list some of our top ranking books to consider during those downtimes that gives us better insights, inspirations and determination to hone and develop our talents and skills.

Contagious

CONTAGIOUS: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger

Topping my list is this book by Jonah Berger that narrates how content marketing becomes viral – hence, the title “Contagious”. This book makes it relatable to the industry especially with Empower Network members and generation nowadays when people listen to their peers more than watching generic advertisements being flashed on screen.

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The New Digital Age: Reshaping The Future of People, Nations and Business by Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt together with Jared Cohen are two global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs, who, in this book, gave us a visual of how the world will look like in the future. They depicted how everyone is going to be connected in the future yet might meet the peril and promise that will await for us in the upcoming years. Who doesn’t want to read about the Digital Age? The authors just made it simple yet insightful for us to prepare what is going to be there for us in the next ten years or more.

Keeping Up With Quants

    Keeping Up With The Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics by Thomas Davenport

Welcome to the new age of data. This book tells you why everyone needs to analytical skills no matter what your interests are. With analytics and statistical data, you can easily make use of the information as it improves your understanding of the data on hand.

Sexy Little Numbers

Sexy Little Numbers: How to Grow Your Business Using the Data You Already Have

Although written by different authors, it seems like this book by Dimitri Maex is the sequel to Keeping Up With The Quants. Now that you have sufficient analytical data on hand, Dimitri teaches and inspires you to grow your business using that information.

Whiteboard Selling

Whiteboard Selling: Empowering Sales Through Visuals

This is a personal favorite considering that my multi-level marketing business, Empower Network, utilises a lot of visuals such as videos and white board tutorials. This book by Corey Summers and David Jenkins explains how powerful standing in front of a whiteboard can be in building the relationship between the salesperson and the customer.

What about you? Do you have a favorite business book that you like to whip out during summer? Tell us what inspires you!

** The blogpost 5 Business Books for Summer Reading is first published at the 7 Figure Surfer Blog.