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5 Time Management Tips For Work At Home Mom’s

Wahm’s are a different breed, I have said that for years.  We have so many things on our plates that sometimes it all seems overwhelming.  I read this great article on time management and wanted to share it with all of you.

Five Time Management Tips for Your Home Based Business by Yvette Mason

We’ve all heard the saying “Time is money”. When owning a home based business that saying rings true every day. In order to effectively run your home business, you must first learn to manage your time between home and office. Here are a few tips to help you take control of your time:

1. Set Your Priorities. Your family, business and volunteer work all are important. But sometimes you may have to make sacrifices in some of those areas to compensate for other areas. For instance, if you volunteer regularly, you may have to cut back your volunteer hours to have extra hours to work on your business. If you are particular about your house, you may have to settle for a not-so-perfect house. Only you know how much time you need to spend in certain areas. It’s all about choosing and setting your priorities to what works for you, your family and your home business.

2. Include and Delegate Help from your Family. Your family is part of this journey, too! Sit down with your family and let them know what you are doing and why. Let them know how much you love them and that you are going to be busy starting your new business. Let them know what you expect of them and let you want them to help out around the house. If you include them from the start, they will be understanding and want to help you. By including them in the beginning, they will feel like they are playing an active role to helping your business succeed.

3. Be a Goal Setter. Set daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals for your business. Write them down and be accountable for achieving the results you want. By having your goals in writing, you will be able to revisit them and adjust accordingly.

4. Be Realistic and Flexible. We all have grand visions of the perfect home based business arrangement. Let go of it! You have to be realistic and flexible at all times. There will be interruptions, sick children, and various other unexpected events. By setting your goals and realizing you can make adjustments, you will be able to get back on track when you have an unplanned event.

5. Get Organized. Organization is a whole topic to itself! We will just touch on the basics. First, keep one calendar that contains both your business and family events. By recording all your commitments on one calendar, you will be able to keep from having scheduling conflicts. Keep your office as tidy as you can. Always return items to the same place you got them from. Establish a filing system so that you are not rummaging through papers to find what you need.

Time management is essential to a successful home business and a successful family life. By integrating these five tips into your home, you should be able to take back control of your time and move forward to an outstanding home based business!

© 2008, Yvette Mason

Yvette Mason, is a wife to a supportive husband, a stay at home mom to 2 terrific kids and an entrepreneur! She has a beautiful daughter who is 11 years old and a spirited little boy who is 6 years old. Like many other mothers, her family is her focus in life. She has a successful home based business in a network marketing company. Her mission is to encourage and assist other mothers in creating a successful WAHM lifestyle. You can learn more about Yvette and sign up for her E-series at http://www.BeyondTheCandle.com.

Article Source: Lady Pens

Great information I think we can all use to make our lives run just a little smoother, wouldn’t you agree?

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