How to get more done working from home

1) Get up and get ready like you’re going in to the office
This is where a lot of people fail when they start their own home based business, including me.
It’s so easy to sleep in when you’re Working from home, specially if you’re one of those (like me) that loves to sleep and could stay in bed the whole day. No matter how good bed is – if you want to make your home based office work, you need to get up and get ready like you’re going to the office.
Of course you can have days now and then when you don’t dress up – but the days I wake up, get dressed and fix my hair&makeup, are always the days I get most done. It’s all about creating good habits. Get a structure on your day.

(Tips to get out of bed easily: create a dreamboard/visionboard so you know what you’re working for! And when you’re out: Make the bed so it’s not that easy to jump back in.)

2) Have a place to work from
Wherever in the world you are, have a place to work from.
I’ve been travelling and moving around a lot while building my online business – and I can really tell a difference from the hotels/apartments I have stayed where I have had a desk vs the places I have not had one.
If you end up just sitting in your sofa, at the dining table ++ you might start to do other things during your “office” hours: you might see the laundary that you should have done yesterday, or look over at the kitchen bench that is full off stuff you should have cleaned up ++ You can’t focus!
If you set up an “office”, you will sit down and think: Ok, now I’m going to work…

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3) Have a plan, set deadlines
When you’re your own boss it’s up to you to get things done. And to get things done you need a plan and deadlines.
If you wake up without a plan – There is a big chance (my experience) That you will waste time on other stuff.. You wake up and don’t really know what you’re up to, so you might aswell sleep a few extra hours, or go and meet some friends, do some extra classes at your gym – and before you know it, the day is over…
If you have a plan, and know exactly what you’re going to get done – you will wake up, and get started on your “To Do” list.

4) If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it First Thing in the morning

When you have your plan ready, It’s so easy to put off the things you don’t like doing, till the end of the day. What will happend in the end of the day is most likely this:
– You don’t have any time left to do it, and you will make up an exuse for yourself so you can justify it: “I did all this other work today, so I guess it’s ok to putt it off untill tomorrow”
– OR If you still have time – you’re tired from all the other things you have done and are not focused like you were in the early morning when you started working – so even if you get the tasks done, it might not be done 100%, and you might not get the results you expected either. This is bad because very often, the tasks that we keep putting in the end of our list, are the most important tasks that will move your business forward!
SO – “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the BIGGEST one first.”

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5) “You” time
Some people think working all day will make you more productive. It will not. Choose your hours, and choose those hours you know you are most productive – and work them!
In between – allow yourself to have a break, go for lunch, meet some people – have some YOU time where you turn off all work and think about something else.
Even if you’re super busy, and don’t feel like you have time for this – try – I think you will see that you actaully get more done by taking this break!
Whatever gives you energy and recharges your batteries – Go for it!

Hope this was helpful! These #5 are still helping me to stay focused and to work against my goals as my own boss. Not only from home, but also when I’m out travelling -Berit

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Want to be your own boss?

How would you feel if you knew you would never have to have a JOB again? Would it be nice if you could “fire” your boss?? So you could be your own instead, and never again go into the office every Monday?

Does these thoughts make you excited? keep reading!

imageA few years ago, I had no idea what to do with my life. After I finished High School, everyone around me went to University or started to work. I wanted something else, I just didn’t know what or where to start.
I ended up going to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. This changed my life. I lived a life with a freedom I had never experienced before. I travelled, Had casual jobs, met people, had fun and learned so much more about myself and life, then I ever felt I did back in school.
In 2011, after 1 year on this Visa, I was broke, had no job and my Visa was running out. So, I saw no other option then to go home. Back to Norway. Back to reality. For the first time in my life, I started to work Monday to Friday, in a 9-5 job – And I hated it. I looked at the calendar, 2 weeks went by that felt like 2 years, and I asked myself: Is this what I’m going to do, the next 40 years of my life? Is this all life is about? I hated Mondays and looked forward to every weekend.. I felt like going to bed at night and stay there for forever.
I have always looked forward to be an adult, so I could make my own desitions and do what I wanted – but at this moment, I remember I felt that the saying “Dont grow up, it’s a trap” was true..

Then I was introduced to an online, international business. It didn’t take me long to deside if I should do it or not. For me, the thought of being free, working online over sosial media, after my schedule – was almost to good to be true! I saw that I would have to put in time and effort, and that it would take work to make it happend – something that was totally fine with me. I thought, I have to work anyway? So why not put in time and effort in my own business?
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The company I’m with, has allowed me to quit my 9-5 job, to be wherever I want to be, work online through social media. The business has made it possible for me to follow my dreams, so in 2014 I went back to Australia, and been based in Sydney since.
Even if I work – and I work strange, and probably longer hours then a lot of my friends, but because I’m so passionated about what I’m doing, because I love the people I work with, and because I’m having so much fun building my business, for my life and my future – I feel like I’m on a never ending vacation!

My passion is travelling – How would you feel if you could book a one way ticket to a new country, and stay as long as you wanted? Wouldn’t it be awesome?? That is one thing this business has done for me! The last few months (nov.2014-feb.2016) I’ve been to Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and atm I’m in Malaysia! After this I’m meeting a friend in Thailand, then catching up with a few friends in Bali before returning to Sydney – I NEVER Thought a normal person like me could have a freedom like this..
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I’m sharing this, because I know there are so many young people out there, with the same thoughts about Work and life as me. Maybe you are stuck in a job you don’t want to be in, in a place where you don’t want to be.
Also, the security around having a job is not the same today as it used to be. It’s hard to find a job today, and even if you do – are you 100% sure your job will be there tomorrow..? Do you have a plan B?

The only reason I’m not there anymore, is because someone told me something else excisted! Teached me how to create an income, without being employed or without having a boss! Am I Grateful? Oh yeah!!! And thats the reason why I’m sharing.
The reason this is possible today, is because the WORLD IS CHANGING!! New doors and opportunities that we never knew about before!! It might be a good idea to think outside the box!
I know, with all my heart, that this is possible for you aswell. Why? Because I have it, and there is nothing special about me! The only difference between you and me, is that I’ve already made my desition. Other then that – we’re the same.

Are you hard working, passionated about life, travelling, meeting people and want something else then a Monday- Friday, 9-5 job for the next 40 years? Do you have a dream? And do you want to put in time and effort in YOUR business? Feel free to get in touch with me. Always nice to connect with like minded people, and maybe we can help eachother out.

If you want something else then what you’re having, the timing is NOW! All you need is Wifi & a Dream!!
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– Berit

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