When you’re trying to get your own business started online you’re going to find that you have to juggle, or balance, or switch between multiple parts of your life. I know that many of us have been in the situation where we have had to work a job and be in school at the same time, or maybe work a job and build our own business. Perhaps work a job, be in school and build our own business at the same time, and maybe even support and care for a family. So how do you keep it all straight, How do you keep it all organised and stay productive, and prevent yourself from being overwhelmed, and be happy in the process, while having the best life possible,
There are a few easy things you can do. Finish assignments early, leave work at work and complete your business activities in the morning to make sure that you’re different lives don’t mix or intercept. The number one productivity tip I have for any student, for anyone who has tasks assigned to them weeks ahead of time is to finish all assignments early. The typical student mentality is to get an assignment assigned to them, wait a few weeks and then complete that assignment the night before it’s due, or even the morning of. This is how most students are trained to be productive. But if you are able to break that pattern and write an essay or complete a project the same day it was assigned to you, well that means that you are putting in the same amount of time and effort but you’re not stressed, you’re not rushed and you can more accurately manage your time and plan for the future.
Think about it. If something’s assigned on Monday and you completed it on Monday, now you have the rest of the week freed up to focus on those other things that really matter, and although it might seem that you’re going too above and beyond, trust me on this. Finish any assignments early, the same day or the next day if possible that way its completed and you don’t have to worry about it ever again.
The next thing I want you to do is to leave your work at work. That means that you have a job and you might have a computer, and you might have a desk, or an office. You have different tasks or projects that are assigned to you. You might be tempted to take your work home with you or think about your work while you’re at home. The problem with this is that you end up multi tasking and becoming too distracted. What you need to do is make it so that anything that’s assigned to you at work remains at work. That way once you’re away from that office or away from that desk you’re off duty and you don’t have to think about it ever again.
Speaking of not thinking about things, let’s talk about building your own business and getting your own freedom because the whole reason why you go to school in the first place is to have a better life and possibly a better job. The whole reason why you’re building your own business is to escape that job so that now you can be in control of your own destiny. I’ve seen far too many people try to comingle their business and their employed day job. What they end up doing is using their work computer, that someone else pays for, during time when someone else pays them, to set up their very own websites. The problem with this is that it makes you, once again, not very productive. Multi tasking is never a good idea and it’s a very easy and quick way to get fired from your job in case your employer ever found out.
This might happen because of an internet firewall at work logging your activities or your employer might walk in while you’re doing something you’re not supposed to do. The easy answer to this is to build your internet business at home, in the morning before doing anything else. This means you’ll be exited to start every day, you’ll be excited to wake up 10. 20 or even 30 minutes before you normally do, you can complete lots of things in a very pressed amount of time and then leave your business running on auto pilot throughout the day. You don’t have to check your email throughout the day, your business will still be there.
Go to your day job and leave that work there, if you go to school go there, finish your tasks and leave that there, and that way your various lives will be separate and you’ll be able to enjoy your free time, time with friends and family. That’s how you balance a day job, school, internet marketing and family.
Finish assignments early, leave work at work and complete your business building activities in the morning or late at night but don’t mix them.