If you have ever reached success in any area in life, (which most people have – college, work, parenthood, etc), you'll know that there was a certain formula you put in to action to get you to that point…rarely do things just “fall into place”
In a home business, time is money, however, some people lose a lot of valuable time just by looking busy and not actually being productive.
I have identified 7 Crazy habits that people (including me) often hang on to, and these habits can hinder you in a big way if you let them.
There is a formula for success in any area of life, however there are also habits that can hold you back as if your shoes were superglued to the floor with you in them.
Sometimes, less is more. Let go of these time sucking habits and let your home business move forward and breathe again.
Letting Go Of These 7 Crazy Habits
Crazy Habit No 1.
Don't do it. We live in an age where we have so much of everything, sometimes we habitually keep saying yes. Even if saying “yes” is going to overwhelm us and send us down yet another rabbit hole..
The more successful you get, the more people will compete for your time and attention.
Learn to say NO, with kindness. Less is more, learn to be a “sorter'. a “sifter”. Do things that matter most. Don't do things just to please others and remember. People respect other people who can say “No”..
Crazy Habit No 2.
Hanging on to people who are not growing with you. If you are seriously aiming to hit it big in this lifetime and you want to do a lot more than just dangle your feet in the water and drift along, you have to be realistic. Having the right people around you is going to have an enormous effect on you.
The same goes for people who do not support you, surround yourself with people who are on the same path you are on.
I'm not saying you should drop people you know (friends and family) etc, because they have a few negative tendencies, (remember, most people do), but spend more time with positive, influential people. It will rub off on you.
This One Is A Definite No No
Crazy Habit No 3.
Working through your lunch. I know in the 1987 film “Wall St”, Michael Douglas's character Gordon Gekko say's “lunch is for wimps”, however one of the biggest problems business people experience is “burnout”. There has to be a time in the day to just relax, chill out and take a break. Even if it's a 15 minute coffee break.
Always working though lunch, not taking breaks and being physically attached to the computer, leads to stress and can lead to “burnout”. Take scheduled breaks and recharge every now and then.
Crazy Habit No 4.
Not Exercising. This problem is really common amongst business people (and people in general). We live in an age where obesity and heart disease is on the increase. People don't take proper exercise, they sit down a lot and if they do eat throughout the day it's usually “junk food”.
Exercising not only keeps the body healthy, it also keeps the mind healthy. When you exercise you are more alert, more sharp and you can operate at a much higher level.
Crazy Habit No 5.
Multitasking. Now, to a lot of people, multitasking may be known as a “good thing”. You often hear people praising people who can do more than one thing at a time. I don't believe multitasking is a good thing, especially in a learning or business situation. If you are doing more than one thing at a time you cannot be focused properly on anything.
You often see people walking down the street looking at their phone screens nearly bumping into people. You see mothers crossing the road pushing a buggy with a baby in it, while having a conversation on their phone at the same time.
Crazy Habit No 6.
Not prioritising your day. The day can either “just happen” or it can happen by design. If you don't prioritise things, you will spend a lot of time doing things that are not making much of a difference. A lot of what people do is just “noise” and holds no real productive value at all. The reason some people always seems to get a lot done and others fail miserable at it, is nearly always down to how they prioritise things..
Crazy Habit No 7.
Immediately responding to emails and messages. Answering emails and messages can take up a lot of time. Not everyone is respectful of your time and a simple Facebook message can quickly become 20 minutes of going back and forth. Just answering a few emails can take a lot of time if you are clicking links etc to check out sites, etc.
The best thing here is to allocate certain times of the day to check and answer emails. If something is being sent via email, it is rarely that important that you need to answer it immediately.
The same goes for Facebook messages. Unless you are offering support for your product launch, the chances are even this will not be that urgent. You don't have to check each message individually as they come in. Allocate 15 to 20 minutes every 4 to 6 hours to check emails and messages.
This way, you have a clear few hours to get work done without interruptions.
I hope this has helped, and you found some value in this post. If you did, please do share the post and leave a comment below. That would be awesome.
Peace and prosperity
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