How To Stay Focused On Your Home Business Goals

Written by Jeff Casmer

When you arerepparttar owner of a home business, you will find hundreds of distractions that vie for your time, energy and focus.

Common distractions include: children, family, friends, neighbors, pets, phone calls, mail, household chores, video games, television, neighborhood children, visitors, and so many more.

As an owner of a home based business, you must always remember your purpose in bringing your profession home. What was your reason for wanting to own a home business? Was your goal to work from home so that you can share inrepparttar 117129 lives of your children? Was your goal to be out from underrepparttar 117130 rule of a tyrannical boss? Was your goal to haverepparttar 117131 freedom to work when it is convenient for you? Was your goal to make tons of money working for yourself?

Here's a few good tips that will help you stay focused on your home business:

TIP #1: Whatever your reason for going out on your own, you must keep your reason inrepparttar 117132 forefront of your mind. If you forget your reason for starting your own home business, you will not be working for yourself for long. It is far too easy to let circumstance drive your activities --- and when circumstance is inrepparttar 117133 driver's seat, you are more likely to crash and burn.

TIP #2: Remember --- your own business is a lot like a real job. Some people go to work to play, some go to socialize, and others --- most often those who are paid in a commission or tip environment --- go to work to work and to make money. When you work for yourself, your salary is directly proportional to your productivity. Therefore, wouldn't it make sense to stay focused on getting as much done in as short of a period as possible?

Go to work to work and to make money. Leave playtime and recreation for when your workday has ended.

TIP #3: When you are dealing with family inrepparttar 117134 course of your workday, it is important to schedule your activities as much as possible. With small children, you must take time when you must, but you should also work hard to make sure you dedicate a specific number of hours to your workday.

With older children, it is much easier to tell them that you will be working betweenrepparttar 117135 hours of x and y. Your children and your friends must understand that certain hours of your day are devoted torepparttar 117136 activities of your business.

TIP #4: Don't permit your friends and extended family to run over you. Many people getrepparttar 117137 blind idea that if one works from home then they are not actually working.

Well-meaning people may try to fill your doorway to bring advice about getting a real job. Others may simply believe that if you are at home, then you are fair game for chitchat and socialization.

Your Home Business: Turning Pennies into Dollars!

Written by Jeff Casmer

Henry Ford taught us that to simplifyrepparttar manufacture of automobiles, thatrepparttar 117128 best way to do so was to installrepparttar 117129 assembly line. That one change revolutionizedrepparttar 117130 auto manufacturing industry permittingrepparttar 117131 industry to build cars at a cost whereasrepparttar 117132 average person could afford to buy one.

The lesson we should take from this is that havingrepparttar 117133 ability to improverepparttar 117134 process of gettingrepparttar 117135 job quicker and cheaper, without compromisingrepparttar 117136 quality ofrepparttar 117137 job being done, will help catapultrepparttar 117138 person who simplifiedrepparttar 117139 process torepparttar 117140 top of his/her field.

Pennies saved in your home business can turn into dollars atrepparttar 117141 end ofrepparttar 117142 day, and dollars can quickly multiply into hundreds or thousands of dollars over time.

Doubt me if you will, but let me ask you a question. Do you think a saving of two fifths of a penny could make any real difference inrepparttar 117143 profit margin of a home business? Of courserepparttar 117144 right answer is "it depends on how many transactions are done in a year, utilizingrepparttar 117145 savings ofrepparttar 117146 two fifths of one penny."

You only have to think back a couple of decades to really appreciate this question. Do you rememberrepparttar 117147 nut that lived and died in a Las Vegas hotel room? You knowrepparttar 117148 one who was a billionaire, and was so worried about germs that he died of starvation? If you guessed Howard Hughes (1905-76), pat yourself onrepparttar 117149 back.

Now Howard did not make all of his money on his two fifths of one penny. He did however make a ton of money from his two fifths of one penny. It seems Howard owned a can manufacturing company. And one day, Howard's team figured out how they could make one minor change inrepparttar 117150 design of their food can to reducerepparttar 117151 amount of tin necessary to make a single can.

Asrepparttar 117152 story goes --- if my memory serves me correctly ---repparttar 117153 reduction in tin usage equaled a saving of two fifths of one penny per can. Howard --- beingrepparttar 117154 really smart businessman that he was --- decided that he would not be so greedy as to keep all ofrepparttar 117155 savings for himself. What Mr. Hughes did do was to keep half ofrepparttar 117156 savings for himself, and giverepparttar 117157 other half to his customers. The incredible thing about Mr. Hughes decision is that by saving his customers an extra one fifths of one cent per can, he managed to take more market share away from his competition --- netting his company an additional and substantial portion ofrepparttar 117158 total market share inrepparttar 117159 canning industry.

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