After weeks of begging, you’ve convinced your boss to let you work from home. Remote working! It’s the dream, right? As a freelance writer and remote worker myself, I can tell you that the rumors are all true: working from home is the best. I can work while the laundry’s going. I can take the dog for a walk whenever he needs to go. I can pace around when I’m mulling over an idea or a turn of phrase without disturbing anyone. I can work whenever I feel most productive, whether that’s at 9:00 a.m. sharp, or at two in the morning when inspiration suddenly strikes out of the blue.
Whether your business goal is to be a best-kept-secret restaurant or the next big tech startup, you can learn a lot from the highly successful people who came before you. It might be hard to imagine now, but someday your fledgling enterprise could be booming – and you could be really busy. Establishing good habits now will lead to greater productivity and satisfaction as your business grows and changes.
With that in mind, we scoured the internet to find some sage advice for you today. Let’s take a look at 10 habits and philosophies of successful businesspeople and leaders that you can take with you on your journey to bigger and better:
Today we wrap up our discussion of time management and efficiency with one final strategy for boosting productivity for yourself and anyone you work with: changing your environment.
Finding ways to incorporate the advice we’ve shared over the past month into your work routine can have great long-term effects on the quality of your life and work. Looking for something that can make a big change right away? Try rearranging the furniture and putting up a fresh coat of paint.
Our series on time management for small business continues today with a look at a very cool productivity app that is gaining recognition across the web. I first heard of RescueTime from a co-worker here at Webs who says that it’s incredibly helpful — now that he’s gotten over the shock of seeing how much time he actually spends on email every day.
The purpose of the RescueTime application is to help you see where you are spending all of your time — the good, the bad, and the ugly. You can measure your time automatically on the computer, and also manually track your time spent doing other things. The application, downloaded from the internet, hangs out in the background on your computer and tracks your time spent on email, on various websites, and even on documents to help you understand how your time is being spent in reality — not in your own [possibly rose-colored] vision of yourself.