Working from home is one of the reasons many of us are building our online business and remaining focused is vital for success.

Being able to work from home is a dream that many people aspire to.

Having the freedom to be able to set your own hours and plan your work around your family life is definitely a worthy goal.

But with that freedom, also comes the inevitable distractions from your spouse, your kids, friends dropping by unexpectedly, unexpected phone calls and more.

As I work at my own online business, these things and others tend to pop up and distract me from what I am doing, which causes me to be unproductive and get frustrated.

Heck, even my dogs cause me some distractions at times!

So how do you put these distractions to the side and remain focused when working at home?



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stevecox Premium
John - Your post is awesome and I just printed and copied it to keep on my desk. Thanks for taking the time to do the training session! WORTH EVERY MINUTE to read it.

Steve
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johnwnewman Premium
Thanks Steve! That means a lot :-)
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stevecox Premium
You told it like it is brother. It is not sitting around in your pajamas, drinking coffee and watching your bank account grow. Doesn't work that way ! Good for folks, especially new members to know that !
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johnwnewman Premium
Yes it takes a lot of work, but it is so worth it! :-)
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stevecox Premium
I did forget to mention that. It is worth EVERY sacrifice needed to make it work. Thanks for the addition my friend.
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johnwnewman Premium
Absolutely Steve! :-)
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Ashbourne Premium
Fantastic advice! Just what I need, thank you!
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johnwnewman Premium
Brilliant! Thanks :-)
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AngelBcn Premium
Excellent post, John!
One of my main problems is to stay focused. I am always spinning from 1 thing to another because I am easily distracted and I never know what task to put first.
I will try to implement these strategies in my work routine from now :)
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johnwnewman Premium
I know how you feel, that's why having a strategy is so important, and I am continually refining it and focusing more as time goes on! :-)
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3chas80 Premium
Thanks john,
I constantly procrastinate about a planned week, and those distractions are non stop sometimes. Thanks for the help! Is your calendar the physical type, or online website variety?
Chas
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johnwnewman Premium
Pleasure Chas! :-)
I have it on PDF and I print it out and then colour code it with general tasks such as time working on business, family time, exercise etc. I try to make this fairly general but with specific times for different activities.
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Ivine Premium
Hi John, I live a distraction free life. So I can choose to do the things I do. Irv.
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johnwnewman Premium
That's awesome Irv! Cheers :-)
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