May 25th, 2012 | Published in Blog
To conclude this two-part series, we thought that since we discussed some of our opinions on the advantages and disadvantages that running a home-based business entails, we’d share our insight on some solutions we came up with for the cons we discussed in our last post, that help keep us focused and stay on track with Dream Gold.
• Lack of self discipline: We found that setting daily goals of tasks that need to be done help us a lot with staying on track. A good example of this would be to make lists, charts, calendars, etc. that contain all of the tasks/goals somewhere that is easy to access or even right in front of your face so you’re always reminded to get the job done! By doing this, you don’t have to over work yourselves, since you can have the whole day to complete your goals and appropriately and conveniently work them in to your schedule.
• Work environment: You’d be amazed at what a clean organized room can do to your mood as opposed to a sloppy crowded room! Treat your space as if it were a real office. We found that by doing this, it can help with your work ethic. If you have family that nag at you, it’s important to talk to them and make them understand that you’re working and are busy, so that they don’t use up your time with daily tasks/chores. Setting up a time schedule can help sort things out. Ex. Setting a couple hours dedicated to work/finishing up as many tasks as you can, then taking an hour break to do other things and have some time to yourself and/or family, then getting back to work for another couple hours, and so on. Following a work/time pattern can help with using your time efficiently. Last but not least, prepare and plan ahead of time. That’ll make sure you effectively get the job done!
• Storage: The solution to this pretty much boils down to common sense. Prioritize your stock/materials/tools/etc. Don’t hoard things you don’t need. Doing a monthly clean out can really help make/save some space & keep things clean and tidy. If your stock is consistently expanding, look into some other alternatives such as renting a storage unit close by, which will save you the hassle of having to mission to go import/export stock.
We think the most important tip to wrap up this post would be to STAY POSITIVE. Keeping a positive mindset in stressful situations is key. Just try and make the best out of each situation. In the end, all we can really do is work with what we’ve got. So instead of complaining and being pessimistic about everything, look on the bright side of each situation and be thankful for what you’ve got.
Hope you enjoyed these posts,