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Next I read my ezines. Ezines are my primary source of knowledge about online business. Everything I can buy about business is there someplace in world of ezines, so I don't just skim them to see if my free ads got posted and trash them.
I read and file articles by category. They become my ezine encyclopedia. I notice editors' notes and look at their disclaimers, warranty policies, and subscribe/unsubscribe links.
Next on my agenda is to study my affiliate materials. Since my affiliate programs go together with my own endeavors, I learn daily from going to links in them.
Your daily routine will vary from mine according to your individual needs. However, from your daily routine, you should develop your weekly habits. My weekly objectives are to write an ezine article, publish my ezine, and improve my web site.
If you find yourself drifting away from your objectives, don't panic, but try to work your way back on track. Be flexible about interruptions and allow for problems. This is a complicated life we lead. Why would your business be less so?
Give up computer time to your spouse and children. One of your business goals should be to buy a computer just for business, but for now, please share.
Review your daily and weekly accomplishments. Evaluate every task and step. Develop a to-do list and check off items you complete. Start to-do lists for tomorrow and next week. Adjust your routines according to quality of your accomplishments. If you're spinning you're wheels, admit it and move on.
Last but not least, take time off. Not as a reward, but as part of your routine. Schedule a cool-down time at end of every online session.
Take one or two entire days off per week. Spend time with your family. Forget about your business until next day. Obsession can be a crippling force in your business. Don't let it overtake yours.
Please heed advice you've just read. Your family, whom you must live with, and your boss, whom you can't say goodbye to just yet, will thank you for it.
Brian Moore publishes 'BizOps Secrets', a complete ezine resource for online success. AllPro BizOps, Proven Business Secrets That Work Online. http://www.allprobizops.com