Working for yourself creates flexibility and freedom.
This is an awesome feeling and it allows you to keep your priorities where you want them. For me, that is my faith and family over work, which was never possible when I was working for someone else.
In my heart they were first, but my actions showed otherwise.
It is also easy to lose sight of the daily tasks and get behind because there is no one directing you to stay on track.
When you work from home, there are always things that need to be done. Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, dusting,
the yard needs mowed … these are the things you see when you look around you.
For some people it isn’t the housework or things that need to be done, but simply just the fact that nothing or no one is ‘making’ them get into their office and go to work.
You aren’t punching a time clock now. ⏲ (But you also aren’t earning a paid vacation anymore!)
This leads to an extra cup of coffee in the morning, a longer walk, or starting a Netflix movie with the thought they can start to work when it is over.
Working from home and being self-employed takes discipline. But we don’t have to do it alone!
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STEP 1 ‣ Create a work schedule the same as if you were going to a job everyday.
If you have appointments or something you want to take time off for, work that into your schedule. Your weekly work hours should not be reduced, just moved around your work time.
STEP 2 ‣ Create a vision board.
Keep it updated with your 5-year, 3-year, 2-year, 1-year, and monthly goals. Also, keep it in a place where you can see it when you work everyday.
STEP 3 ‣ Enlist a friend (blogger or not) you trust to hold you accountable.
Share your daily, weekly or monthly goals and/or tasks and ask them to check-in on progress.
STEP 4 ‣ Join a mastermind group of like-minded bloggers with similar goals. Many of these groups are paid, but with a great leader it can be money well-spent.