Productivity, Goal Setting, Increased Productivity

Productivity when Working at Home: Working Effectively & Staying Motivated


“Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.”

Being productive when working at home is an ongoing consideration. While some find working from home to be a breeze, others can find it a challenge on some days or even a real nightmare on most days. The alluring refrigerator, the home phone with family members and friends calling to see how things are going, social media work check-ins which become social media socializing, the door bell, the dog scratching at you, running a “quick” load of laundry and…. before you know it, the morning is gone and you have not gotten a single thing done! 

Wew, what to do, you ask?

I have worked from my home for several decades (yes :)) and I can tell you that a certain mindset is absolutely necessary for success. One particularly good resource is Steve Pressfield’s book, The War of Art, which you can also listen to on audio tape. If you are struggling with motivation and procrastination, I HIGHLY recommend you check out this book/audio tape. It is for writers or anymore who is struggling to have the right focus to be productive.


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You must get certain tasks done each day, so you must find a way to do this. Of course, you need to clarify your daily goals first thing in the morning and plan your day.



You will find that setting up your daily plans will make a VAST difference in your productivity. Your time is VERY valuable as an entrepreneur, solopreneur or small business owner. You need to be ready with a clear plan of action. Your goal is to develop a schedule that works for you and keep disciplined, with no excuses: this sums it up nicely, from The War of Art:
“Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. “I write only when inspiration strikes,” he replied. “Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.”



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