This is a guest post by Sarah Gabot. Sarah is a Marketing Manager at Sqwiggle, a company dedicated to bringing together distributed teams and empowering remote workers by improving team collaboration and communication.
When you’re working from home, you get certain privileges that traditional office workers don’t get. For instance, you get to work in your pajamas and avoid a dreadful commute. However, people working from home have to face one of the biggest challenges of all: finding the discipline to stay on-task.
Last night before bed, I remembered something really important that I needed to do.
I was tired and thought, “Wow, I really need to take care of that tomorrow.”
This morning, I couldn’t remember what it was.
Yet, when I looked at my todo list, there it was. I had the foresight to write the task on my todo list before turning in for the night.
Even though I had forgotten the task, my list had not.
Your goals are too long.
Not too big, but too long.
If you are setting deadlines a year away, that’s not achievable.
It’s too far away to be real, and too far for you to act on it.
Maybe it’s time to set shorter goals.
You say you are going to do something big.
Accomplish something truly great.
Yet, you sit. And wait for greatness to happen.
Your dreams are not going to come to you. And you have to play the game if you want to win.
What are you waiting for?
Your email inbox is filling up.
The message count is creeping up with each passing minute.
You’re not doing much about it either. Maybe playing with a few messages and responding randomly to a few comfortable emails.
If you want to get your inbox to zero, you are going to have to get serious about your email.
So, stop playing with your email and empty your inbox today.
Do you find yourself rushing from task-to-task?
You tell yourself (and others) that you don’t have time to get everything done.
Or maybe, you are pushing past your limits…operating at 110% for weeks on end.
It might be time to push the “pause button” so that you can catch up.
Is your desk a mess?
Do you return to more clutter than you remember leaving in the first place?
Don’t let your messy workplace impede your ability to get your work done.
Here are 10 tips to keep your desk clear of clutter and ready for work.
Where do great ideas come from?
You would be led to believe that they just happen. That they just pop into existence.
But, that’s not how BIG ideas happen.
They take hard work, repetition, and rework.
Here are 5 steps to help you come up with your next BIG idea.
If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for new apps to help drive the productivity of your business.
However, whenever you read the latest stories on must have apps, they always talk about the same usual suspects.
Well, there is no Evernote or Dropbox on this list.
Read on, for 5 business apps that your business isn’t using today, but should be.
You have a most important todo on your list.
What is it? (Hint: Have you even looked at your list?)
Name it. Choose it. Prioritize it.
Make sure, that no matter what, you get your most important todo done… today.