Ok, I just said that to get your attention. But really what I mean by foreplay is what you do BEFORE the game starts. As an Internet marketer, you have many challenges, and one of them is organization and planning. It can be very difficult to work from home! So you set up shop at the kitchen table right? You try to get to work marketing your product. But then, the phone rings. It’s your Mother. You should have checked caller ID but you didn’t, and now you’re stuck listening to the latest about Aunt Mary. Well, you can’t work and talk at the same time, but since you’re up, you may as well do some dishes. And in fact, it’ll save you time to get dinner started now. Your Mom hangs up, but your dinner prep isn’t finished, so you figure you may as well get some other calls out of the way while you’re stuck at the stove anyway. Two hours later, you sit back down at your computer, no closer to your goal than you were before. It’s not just about the distractions that occur at home..I’ve written a post about that too. It’s about the fact that when you sat down to work, you didn’t have a game plan. If you had, you wouldn’t have answered the phone in the first place. Folks who work in an office have it easy. They are expected to WORK at work. We are often expected to do dishes, take calls, get some laundry done, feed the kids and walk the dog while we’re at work. So here’s the solution. Get yourself a game plan and a quiet space. It’s that simple. Write down your goals first. Then, what you need to accomplish in order to reach those goals. From there, break it down day by day according to how much time you have. Let’s say your goal is to sell 1000 units of your product. You’d want about 500 clicks per day to get there in good season. What can you do to get 500 clicks? DECIDE. What is the most important and effective method? Let this be your starting point. BEGIN. I like to set my goals for the week at the weekend, and make a short list. I decide ahead of time what I’ll do to achieve my weekly and daily goals. I don’t answer the phone. I don’t do laundry. I eat at my desk. I’m home alone, but I still don’t work at the kitchen table, because the living area is distracting to me. I use our extra bedroom instead. And when I sit down, I do it with my list of actions. I plug away at it, one step at a time. And when I finish I have the satisfaction of knowing I GOT SOMETHING DONE. Here’s some unsolicited advice for you: Write down your goals. Take time each week and each day to clarify those goals. Take time each week and each day to write up your game plan. Create a quiet space for your work. Take yourself seriously. Keep all your notes in one place. Make sure all your passwords are in a file on your computer, and print them out after you update for easy access. Put this in your notebook…you won’t believe how much time this will save you. Don’t answer the phone or personal emails while working. Don’t watch TV!! Even if you’re not leaving the house, get dressed. When you treat this work as an actual JOB, you become more effective. Your boss isn’t paying you to work now, YOU are! Don’t shortchange yourself by failing to be organized. Even if order isn’t your thing, this stuff is pretty simple. I have exactly two notebooks, one laptop and some pens. I don’t even use paperclips guys. Keep it simple, and keep it up! Audrey Thorne .7figurestory.. 相关的主题文章: