It takes 4 hours for you to write an article, 45 minutes constructing an email because it has to be “just right'” and all day complaining that you have so much to do and there’s not enough time in the day. You’re so busy that even your clock has a clock and it’s rushing.
You’re making things too difficult on yourself and because of that, you’re wasting a lot of time on minor things. You’re majoring in minor things.
A lot of it is your own mentality on dealing with issues such as negativity or stress, and some of it has to do with basic time management. You’ve just spent 2 hours on the phone with someone you really didn’t want to talk to, so why did you do it? Too nice to hang up, huh? Now’s the time to take action. Your business sits on hold while you’re trying to be polite. Keep all phone calls to a certain limit. Your time and their time are both valuable, so cut to the chase and get down to business on the phone. They may respect you more for it because you don’t deal with “small talk” you get straight to the core of the phone call, and that’s why they wanted to talk to you anyways, right? You can talk about personal stuff when you’re not on business time.
Stress, negativity, and worry may haunt you all day, but you have to learn to pick your battles. Negative emails can be dealt with by the person directly or deleted. You don’t have to respond to everything, sometimes not saying anything is saying something. Learn some deep breathing techniques to learn how to deal with stress and focus on what you need to do. Also read up on some time management skills or look up some web applications that can help save your time. Online schedulers, to-do lists, and such can benefit the home business entrepreneur. If you do sign up to these types of online tasks, do yourself a favor and use them. They’re there to help your business and your time by getting you organized and focused.
You want to send an email to your mentor and ask a quick question. So it takes you 45 minutes constructing it, proofreading, spell checking twice (just to be sure). When your mentor receives that email and replies do you think he/she will take that long sending one back to you? Highly unlikely. Write it out as you’re thinking it, read it once, spell check it once, and then send it. Stop over thinking things because you’re only making them more complicated for yourself.
How to stop majoring in minor things:
– Trust yourself
– Start reading about time management such as Getting Things Done
– Invest in an egg timer and give yourself tasks on that timer
– If something negative crosses your path, deal with it and move on. Thinking on it makes it worse and raises your blood pressure.
– When working on your home business.. WORK ON YOUR HOME BUSINESS. Don’t mix it up with personal stuff (like paying the bills). Watch YouTube on personal time. Not business time.
– Organize yourself at the beginning of the day. Set out your to-do list and actually follow it. Cross things off your list as you go along. If you didn’t get to everything, create a new list for the next day and add those to the top.
Your home business success relies off of your focus, your time, your actions, your effort. It can be challenging having a home based business, but if you can learn to delegate where you spend your time and effort at, you can achieve successful results.
Elevator Pitch & Majoring In The Minor Things