How Self-Employed Ballers Manage Their Time (And Work Day)

Don't let this happen to you! photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/funnybusiness/

Don’t let this happen to you! photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/funnybusiness/

Time is something that just about everybody wishes that they had more of. Whether we want more time off, more time to complete an important task, more time to spend with loved ones, most people would love to have more time

The thing is – there are only so many hours in the day and so many days in a week. The trick is learning how to manage your time so that you can make the most of it. Amazingly, when you become a master of time management it will start to seem like you actually do have more time!

Time management is especially important for entrepreneurs and other folks who work from home and have the freedom to set their own schedules. At first this lifestyle seems like the best thing ever, but the truth is that many self-employed people end up spending all day procrastinating and wasting time, because of poor time management skills.

Does that sound like you? Listen, I get it. When you are self employed and working from your home office, it can be particularly challenging to use your time wisely, especially if you haven’t developed the self-discipline to sit down and execute without checking Facebook every ten minutes.

Are you ready to admit that this is an area of your life that could use some improvement? If so read on for some helpful tips that will help you utilize your time wisely, so you can be as productive as possible.

Self-Employed At Home? Use These Time Management Tips:

Set “Work Hours” – First of all, set certain work hours. In order to get your daily tasks complete, it is crucial that you have certain hours when to complete them. Depending on the job at hand and your other responsibilities, you should designate hours during your day in which you will focus on working.

Create A Set “Work Zone” – Decide where you will work in your home. Many times, it can be challenging to focus on work if you are sitting in your living room, the place where a lot of relaxing happens. You should’ve seen me a couple of years age. It was horrifying. I had half drank cups of coffee, and dirty plates scattered all over the place, and I was always taking breaks to rip bong-hits and play video games. So do yourself a favor and decide which room or area of your house you will work in and stay in that area during your designated work hours (and make sure not to bring a bong in there!)

Create A “To-Do” List & Stick To It – This one is important VITAL to your success. Even if you do nothing else, please promise me that you will create a solid to-do list for yourself. Before you start a new month you need to know what you are going to do that month and have it all planned out, week by week and day by day. So ask yourself – what do you need to get completed this month in order to reach your goals? (Please, please, please tell me you have written down your goals!) Anyhow, after you’ve decided on what you need to be doing every day, write it down on a piece of paper so you have a visual reminder to look at when you need to review what you are supposed to be working on. Everybody who is anybody has a to-do list. It’s quite helpful. If it helps, mark each task off of the list as you complete it. By doing this, you are showing yourself that you are being productive and doing the things that need to get done. It can also motivate you to continue working so you can complete the tasks as needed.

I think that we can all agree that working at home, for your self is way better than having a job and letting somebody else tell you what you need to be doing. After all you are a grown person and not a child. However, if you want to be successful in the long run then you absolutely need to master the skill of being able to manage your time.

Use the information I’ve shared with you today to set your work hours, create a working space, and track what you are doing day-to-day so that you can make the most of your time, and get yourself closer to achieving your goals. In the end, you have to accept the fact that you will not be given more time. We all get the same 24 hours each day, so do what it takes to ensure that you are able to use what you have productively.

Interesting Video: Scrambler Method To “Unlock Her Legs”

Meeting women who want to date you is an issue for most guys who aren’t naturally good looking. If you are just “average” looking, then you are going to need to work on your personality and social skills if you ever want to have attractive girlfriends in your life. I guess we are lucky, because even though we might not start off with any big advantages like looking like an underwear model, at least we can still wok on it an improve up to a level where our looks are not holding us back with women.

A training guide called “Unlock Her Legs” has come out to help guys who need a little extra instruction on how to relate to women in an attractive way. The programs title is a little lewd for my taste and i seriously considered that before posting this, but I think the reason that the creator Bobby Rio named it that was because it stands out to guys and speaks to their base level desires, and those are powerful things. The “Scrambler” technique that Rio teaches is one of the most popular parts of the system because it promises to help guys get that one girl they really want who seems “hard to get”. The Scrambler video is provocative but I think you will find it very entertaining. Watch the Scrambler Video…

Why You Need To Buy An Adjustable Desk If You Work Online

Not an adjustable desk, but a standing desk beats sitting on your ass all day

Not an adjustable desk, but a standing desk beats sitting on your ass all day photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mastermaq/

A fast-paced world waits for no one, and in a world where everything can be done online, your seat and desk have both become more than simple furniture. On a daily basis they transform into your nook, your niche, and basically the place where you make magic happen.

But did you know that subjecting your body to just one position for hours at a time can be detrimental to your health? While staying seated for long periods of time can sound like heaven to most of the desk-working class, it’s not advisable to stay seated for prolonged periods of time.

As humans, we need to move about and get the blood circulating inside our bodies. Some people remedy this by standing up every once in a while and stretching out those muscles. However, when you have a lot of things to do and virtually little to no break times included, you’ll need to find a way around it. How can you help yourself work more healthily without sacrificing efficiency? You change your surroundings to adjust to you — and that includes your furniture, your chair, but most importantly, your desk. Let an adjustable standing desk help you get your working life and health back into the road of success.What is an adjustable standing desk?An adjustable standing desk is basically what it sounds like. It is a table or a desk that can easily cater to a height of your preference. Using cogs, knobs, or levers (depending on its design and brand), it can either be adjusted to a higher height or a lower height in accordance to what you need.

How it Helps Your Posture:

Staying seated for hours at a time can be hell to your back. That’s why standing is always recommended, especially if you work a long job. After three or four hours sitting down, your body needs to attain a better stance and position in order to get your blood flowing. Installing an adjustable standing table inside your office or work area can allow you to stand up in the middle of your work and still continue to work while you stand!

Move to Improve:

Comfort plays a big role in the success of whatever task you have on hand. If you feel tired or even constrained by your table, it may lead you to become less comfortable, less efficient, and overall, less productive. By having an adjustable standing table in your work, you can move about freely without having to worry about feeling the constraint of a jarring, stationary desk.Having an adjustable standing desk can also encourage you to move about more and more. In a world where everything is virtually on the computer, more people run the risk of becoming sedentary. This leads to numerous health threats such as obesity — which, in the first place, can all be avoided simply by moving about.

So take the first step to working and living healthily and consider getting your workstation an adjustable standing desk.  I was going to link to the one I got, but I had trouble finding it on Amazon. So my advice is to just go browse around and see if you can find something that looks like it would work best for you.

How To Meet People When You Work Long Hours On A Computer

Group Of Friends Enjoying Glass Of Champagne In Bar

Get out there big dog

Experts claim that working alone at a computer for long hours could lead to a sense of isolation, even in a busy office. But I think that we can all agree that this problem is magnified greatly if you work from home and are alone in your office all day.

It can get pretty bad.

And according to new research, sitting behind the computer for more than 5 hours daily can also dramatically increase the risk of depression and physical health problems, So not only are you increasing your chances of destroying your personal relationships (whether romantic or otherwise) but you are also probably going to lose your mind.

If you’re an entrepreneur or any type of freelancer working behind your computer for long hours, locked in your home or your office trying to get the job done, then you know exactly how bad it feels to live on your own little island.

Sometimes you need real, organic interaction with other people, which helps to free your mind and to help you to realize that you are not the only person on earth. This can be tough, especially if you just moved to a new town or entered a new industry and haven’t had any kind personal contact yet with people around.

But for people who have to sit behind their computer every single day of the week, stepping out and meeting new people is imperative. Here are some pointers to get you started in the right direction:

How To Socialize If You Are Bound To Your Computer

When you are looking for new places to go where you can socialize and meet new people you want to focus on places where people can talk to each other and have the chance to meet each other over and over on several different occasions, this way you can slowly get to know other people and make friends with them. A place where people with the same interests as you all come together (such as a board game club if you are into board games) is the ideal place to find new friends.

It kind of makes sense, doesn’t it? When you join a group of similar minded individuals who you can talk with on a regular basis it makes sense that you would make friends with some of them. Another benefit of joining groups with members who all share the same interests is the fact that it allow you to experience a sense of belonging. Of course online groups are a possibility too, since there’s very little time involved given the fact that you’re already sitting behind the computer. And, sometimes these online groups will meet up in person, so it can lead to real human connections.

Remember, the chances are good that your social skills have become a little rusty from sitting behind your computer all day. So make a point to sharpen your skills up every time that you get the chance. Be warm and welcoming to those you meet. Really, a simple greeting or handshake while looking directly into someone’s eyes could be a simple and nice starting point to a new friendship.

The other thing you want to make sure to do is to really engage in the conversation any time that you get a chance to talk to somebody you find interesting. Remember, conversation is the best way to get to know people and make a great lasting impression.

If you are shy, one handy way to start a meaningful conversation is to ask for advice. This is a good way to accomplish two things: first, you may get good advice and second; it shows that you trust and respect other people’s opinions, making them more likely to open up to you and start a friendship.

And finally – remember to keep a positive mental attitude at all times. People are naturally attracted to people with a positive attitude.

BONUS TIP: As peculiar as it probably sounds, public transportation can be an effective way to meet new people. This is particularly true if you are many and are looking to meet women who you can date. Give it a try, I think you may be surprised how friendly women can be on the train if you approach them correctly.