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Aug
28

5 Tips for Working From Home

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Woman working from homeI have worked from home, in one form or another, for nearly twenty years. (GOOD GRIEF that makes me feel old!) The work-at-home world, and technology itself, is every changing. However, there are a few basic principles that stay the same, and these can help you work efficiently and productively.

1. Use Lists

I know not everyone is a list-lover like I am, but I believe lists can help keep you organized and on-track. I tend to make a daily list each evening for what needs to be accomplished the next day. I rank the tasks and work hard to complete at least the top 3.

This allows me to feel as if I accomplished something, but gives me the flexibility to change things around if necessary.

2. Do Your Research

This is something I preach for anyone looking to work from – always do thorough research on any company that you are interested in working with. This used to be more difficult, but nowadays you can google a company, or ask about it on Facebook, and get a multitude of answers. Then compare these answers with what you know to make an informed decision.

However, research continues to play a part in business even after you have things up and running. You must continue to do you research to stay on top of trends and new tools that can aid you in business.

3. Be bold! ASK

Again, this is something I say often to those I’m working with who are just starting out. But, again, it holds true for all business owners, no matter how long you’ve been in business. You must continue to be bold and ask for you want. You may get some “no” answers, but you’ll also get those “YES” answers that you could not have gotten any other way. Never be afraid to ask – you’ll never know until you ask.

4. Don’t Try to Do it All

Oh, if I could only go back and talk to younger self. First, I would tell her to relax. Second, I would tell her to surround herself with people to help. My family has been great about helping me over the years, but looking back I can see there are many ways I could have allowed them to be involved even more than they were.

I have also had some great coaches and assistants over the years. I could not have stayed in business this long without them.  There were times I had to ask for volunteers and there were times that I had paid assistants. The key is – I had help. No man (or woman) is an island. Allow people in, and allow them to help.

5. Seek Him

At the end of the day (and, honestly, at the end of my life), I want to be able to look back and say that I lived it for the Lord. Whether its running a business with integrity or being kind to the grocery store clerk, let’s do our best to be a light in this dark world.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jill Hart is the founder of Christian Work at Home Ministries (CWAHM). She is the author of Do Life Different and co-author of So You Want To Be a Work-at-Home Mom and speaks to audiences about faith, business and leadership topics.

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  1. Stephen oyoo oluoch says:

    Very helpful material

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