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Tips For Staying Focused While Working From Home

Tips For Staying Focused While Working From Home

People who own home-based businesses can face a unique set of challenges when it comes to time management. If you work from home, it’s imperative that you remain organized and on a set schedule — free from distractions — even more than the average traditional office worker. At-home offices can be subject to some very at-home distractions, like family, pets, TV, and a big, comfortable sofa that seems to call your name! Here are some great tips we came up with to help you stay on track and be even more productive in your business!

Dress the part. When you work from home and find yourself with a day that doesn’t require an outing, it can be tempting to stay in your pajamas or keep it super-casual. By taking care to dress the way you would if you had an outside appointment (in say, business-casual attire) you, in fact, feel more businesslike and will be more mentally equipped to tackle your day in a professional tone.

Customize your environment. You’ll work better in an environment that’s comfortable but primed for productivity. Proper seating, an organized and clean workspace, and a bit of privacy are a must. Consider adjusting your lighting as well – some people work well with overhead light; others find it more soothing to rely on natural light. Don’t be afraid to use soothing, instrumental music to drown out background noise, or fix yourself a cup of tea to relax your mood. It’s not working easier – it’s working smarter!

5 minute rule. Take 5 minutes before and after every task, appointment or phone call to assess how things went. Did you achieve the results you wanted? Did you accomplish everything you intended? If not, decide how shutterstock_271529486you can remedy that in the future and avoid making similar mistakes, which can bog down your business and be an overall time-suck.

Know thyself. The good part about working from home is getting to set what hours work best for you. And only you know when you’re most productive: early morning, midday or evening. Whatever time you feel most alert is the best time to take on your biggest or most time-consuming projects. It’s different for everyone, so if you feel the brightest at 7 am or 7 pm, plan your day accordingly. You’ll thank yourself later.

Plan for distractions. Working from home can mean distractions, from a ringing doorbell to a sick child to a spouse stranded with a flat tire. A good way to account for this is to set aside a specific time in your schedule every day as “office hours.” (Teachers wisely use this method.)  It literally becomes a time you designate to be distracted. If no such distractions arise, use the time to get caught up on small projects or answer emails. If a surprise does comes up that needs your attention, you wisely planned on it, and still are able to get in a solid workday.

Reward yourself! When you accomplish 5 things on your To-Do list, or have finished a big project, reward yourself with a short break. Surf the net, walk on a treadmill, turn on the news, or take a cat nap. You earned it! Set an alarm on your phone or use an egg timer to make sure you don’t exceed your allotted time. This will help even further in keeping you on track.

The Perks of Being Your Own Boss

The Perks of Being Your Own Boss

 

The speed of life is changing…and so is the way people view their career. Growing numbers of men and women are less content with bringing someone else’s vision to fruition, and more interested in setting their own standards and blazing new trails. More and more people are finding themselves trapped in a monotonous routine at their present jobs: unhappy, unhealthy, unchallenged and unfulfilled.

The idea of self-employment can be at once the logical answer for a next step, and a terrifying prospect. But for the right-minded people, entrepreneurship and business ownership is great step in the right direction. Being in control of things like job security, hours, goals and creative strategies is an attractive lure to transitioning from being the employee to the employer.

Many people think about what it would be like to be their own boss at some point in their career, but few see it as a realistic, attainable goal – mostly because they think it’s too hard or they have no idea where to start. Truly, the hardest part is building up the courage and determination to step out on your own. Imagine making your own schedule so you didn’t have to miss out on the most important times of your life. Being your own boss means taking control of your life’s purpose, direction, growth, and success.

The best entrepreneurs go for what they want in life while successfully tackling challenges that arise, and they do it in record time. Being your own boss still involves work, but you determine when and how it happens with the freedom to operate your business how you see fit, applying what you know and learn to improve and produce the best results at your own pace. It also means not having to wait for someone else’s approval or a promotion that may never come. As your own boss, you can make an ideal income and a robust social life a reality.

What if you experienced something so wonderful that you wanted to share it with others? What if that experience was a lifestyle that helped people live healthier, longer lives? You could become an advocate for this lifestyle, a conscious movement among forward-thinkers, to better care for each other, our communities, and the world? At Vollara, we’re dedicated to developing products that support and help people obtain optimal levels of health and well-being. Our products are eco-friendly, technologically advanced, university tested, and proven effective.

At Vollara, you have the potential to be your own boss while improving the quality of life for yourself and people everywhere in dire need of our exclusive, life-changing technologies. Being part of the solution has never been more rewarding. Learn more at www.vollara.com

MLM Leads: How to Leverage Social Media

MLM Leads: How to Leverage Social Media

generate MLM leadsIf you are looking for ways to generate MLM leads, social media can be an effective tool.  Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, as well as blogs can be used to reach people that could be future leads.  The trick is to use these tools effectively.

Social media is all about building relationships; not the traditional kind of relationships that typically exist between companies and customers, but instead genuine relationships between individuals.  This doesn’t mean that companies and customers can’t benefit from a social media relationship – on the contrary, it gives people the means to interact in a whole new way.

When using social media for your business to generate leads, the goal is to never appear pushy or as though you are constantly trying to “sell” something.  Instead, focus on ways to offer your “friends” and “followers” information that is truly useful and interesting that encourages interaction and starts a conversation between you and them.  This is how relationships are built.  Look for groups to join that have people with similar interests to your own.  For example, if you are interested in ways to live a healthy lifestyle, look for other groups that are focused on healthy living.  Once you have joined the group, post comments on things that others have posted and get a discussion started.  This will help you get to know the people within the group as individuals, and they will come to appreciate your knowledge and expertise on subjects that they care about.

Once you have established these connections and built relationships with people, then you have the opportunity to share information about what you do and the types of products or services that you sell.  It is one friend communicating with another in a sincere way.  This can be a powerful tool when it comes to generating MLM leads.

 

Work from Home Opportunities and Company Culture

Work from Home Opportunities and Company Culture

work from home opportunitiesCompany culture is often a big reason that people quit their jobs and choose to look for work-from-home opportunities. The idea of being your own boss and setting your own schedule is incredibly appealing to many people, but especially to those who have worked under supervisors who are particularly oppressive and unsupportive.  What many people don’t realize is that even when you work from home, company culture is still something that needs to be taken into consideration as you look for the types of opportunities that are right for you.

In many work-from-home situations, you still work for another company in one way or another – sometimes you’re providing a service to that company either as a full-time employee or as a contracted freelancer, while other times you are selling products or services that you have purchased from the company.  In either case, the culture of the company that you’re working with is a factor to your success.

It’s important to find a company that’s supportive of the people it employs or works with; that is easy to communicate with (answers your questions or concerns in a timely manner); is reliable (they provide what they say they will provide); and encouraging (they want to help you be as successful as possible).  Even though you are not sharing an office or sitting in a cubicle next to someone, the culture that is created by these traits will help ensure your success in your work-from-home endeavors.

Vollara takes pride in helping its Independent Business Owners succeed by providing the encouragement and support that makes any company great – whether working together in one central location, or from their own homes with their own hours.