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Create a work space for your direct sales business.

Day 3 of 14 Days of Loving Your Business

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
I'll make a nice work space
For me and you.

You and your business need a place to be alone. A place where you can focus on each other. It doesn't have to be a whole room. It can be a desk in the corner of your bedroom or a spot at your kitchen counter. It can even be your favorite table at Starbucks. 

You will be so much more productive if you have a place to work and if you work when you're in that place. Let your family know that this is your work space, and when you're in it, you're "at the office." Put boundaries on your business.

When you do this, you'll find it easier to get yourself in a business mindset. You'll get to your tasks quicker. It will also help you leave the office. When you're not in your work space, you don't have to work. Your work won't spill over to every aspect of your life. And you won't feel like you're working all the time which is a huge cause of burnout.

If you can't make a physical work space where you can sit and use your computer and talk on the phone, create hideaways for your work. Shut down your computer so you're not tempted to do a quick thing when you walk past it. That quick thing usually turns into spending an hour in front of your screen. Put your phone in a different room during dinner and in the evenings so you're not responding and scrolling. Keep your inventory and supplies in a closet or bins so that you don't live in your warehouse.

You can also make a work space on your calendar. When do you want to work? When do you want to not work? Block off several times a week for dedicated office hours. Do only business-related activities during those office hours. You probably already have a routine for most things in your life like sleeping, eating and personal care. Most people's family schedule is fairly consistent from week to week. Make your business part of your predictable weekly routine.

Celebrate every day,
Kelly

If you want to catch up or follow along, here are links to past days.

Day 1
Day 2

 

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