You see, one of the biggest complaints that we all here all the time, whether from our downline, our kids, our co-workers, or even from ourselves…is that there’s not enough time to get things done.
You’ve likely said to yourself a ton of times, I wanted to do “blank” but I just couldn’t find the time to get it done. Or many times you may have tried to talk to people about your home business or network marketing business and they’ve told you that they just don’t have time to start a home business.
Sometimes they may be telling you the truth, but many times when people say they don’t have time, it’s not the actual truth but rather what they see as the truth.
In other words, there’s time, they’re just not using the time wisely.
Home Business Advice That Will Help You Find Lost Time in Your Days
Surely you’ve heard the saying that “we’re all given the same 24 hours in a day, it’s what we choose to do with that time that counts”. I’m paraphrasing but the gist of it is that time is the great equalizer.
But many of us squander our time instead of use it wisely. And sometimes we don’t even realize it. Sometimes we waste much more time than we think we’re wasting.
So in light of that, I’m going to give you…
Home Business Advice: 3 Places You May Be Squandering Your Time
1: Social Media Yikes, social media is a new sort of time killer. Things like Facebook, Twitter, and even You Tube can waste amazing amounts of your time. The thing is that once you get stuck snooping around those sites and reading updates from everyone you lose all track of time and before you know it an hour has passed and you haven’t done anything.
But of course you don’t want to stop using these sites altogether. So the best way to do it is schedule it, and set a timer either on your watch, on your computer, or even your cell phone to go off in 15 minutes time. The truth is that it should only take 5 minutes to read all the important updates. Once you’ve done that, maybe posted an update for yourself then you should be done.
2: Phone Calls How many times in a day do you make or take phone calls that are unnecessary. Let’s face it, most of the time our phone calls consist of babble and gossip. So you should pick a time after work is done that you make your calls, and again, give yourself an allotted amount of time, and when that time is up get off the phone.
Eventually people will stop calling you at the times that you work because they’ll realize that you don’t even answer your phone. If they get mad at you, just explain the times that you’re available to talk.
3: Watching the News Ok so this might seem contrite, but if you think about it most people watch the news at their favorite time either in the morning, or after work, and usually they watch for pretty much the entire hour. News channels are experts at keeping you in your seat watching.
But there’s a better way to get all your news within 10 minutes. Simply add your 3 favorite news sites – or better yet news aggregation sites such as Drudge Report, Google News, Yahoo News etc – and add these to your computer favorites. This way you can check each site, skim through the headlines, and BAM, you already know all the news that any of the network or cable news channels will talk about that day. That’s an hour or two that you can spend growing your business by leaps and bounds.