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An Online Business From Home – The Top 6 Mistakes To Kill Your Productivity

So, you’ve started an online business from home, and now you’ve got all that freedom to be your own boss, do what you like, when you like and how you like. But there’s a trap that most people new to working from home fall into and that’s procrastination and lack of focus.What are the 6 most common mistakes people make to kill their productivity?Mistake 1: Not Having A ScheduleWhen I first started using a schedule my productivity shot through the roof. What it causes you to do is be accountable for your actions. If you have a schedule sitting in front of you, telling you what should be done, then you’ve got no excuse and should be following it exactly as written.Make a generic schedule first, then each week, fill out those extra tasks that pop up, over some of the generic tasks. You want the generic tasks to be the tasks that you start performing habitually over time, like write 2 articles a day, or create a video a week, and the extra tasks can overwrite them, but as soon as you finish an extra task you have the next generic task to go on with immediately.Mistake 2: Putting Off The Hard StuffDon’t put off your hard tasks. Do them first as everything after that seems much easier. If you’ve been putting off something for days or even weeks, make up your mind that that will be the next task you do, get out there and do it and get it off your plate. You’ll feel much better and will remove a roadblock that’s been holding back your online business from home from other important work.Mistake 3: Not Sticking To Your Schedule.The best way to avoid this is to get an online timer. Just do a search on the internet for online stopwatch or online timer and you should find one. Use it to count down the time left on a task. Having the time for a task displayed on the screen, gets you super focused and avoids you stopping to do other less important stuff.Mistake 4: Not Having Focus DaysIf you can set one day a week to do something in your online business from home that you know could make a huge difference to your output then do it! I’m talking about writing articles or creating videos, or anything that is repetitive but can have a huge output at the end. Have a marathon day where you do absolutely nothing else but write articles or create videos, and you’ll be amazed at how much you can achieve. Remember though, absolutely no distractions and it must go on your schedule.Mistake 5: Watching Your Email.I know when I start getting bored the first thing I do is go and check my email. Turn it off! When your working from home, there’s nothing that’s going to be so important that you need to check your email every 5 minutes. Do the same with mobiles or cellphones while you’re at it and switch them to answerphone.Mistake 6: Keeping Things ClutteredThis applies to your work area, and the systems or lack of them you have in place to make your life simple. To run a streamlined online business from home, keep your work area clear and as paper free as possible. Systemise repetitive tasks by making them simple, and document the steps, to pass the task on to an outsourcer.Avoid these mistakes and ensure that you have a schedule and stick to it. Having a master schedule is the key as it operates as the skeleton for your overall schedule. Keep things tidy, stick to your schedule and every once in a while have an all out day where you furiously focus on one repetitive task for maximum output.Don’t sweat the small things in your online business from home.

5 Empowering Tracks From Female Icons To Make You Feel Inspired

Sometimes we all need a little lift. Whether you’ve had a recent knock to your confidence, have been going through stress in your personal or professional life, or have always struggled with your self-esteem, music is an essential tool for lifting your spirits and making you feel better about yourself.

According to a study by Heriot-Watt University, the type of music you listen to not only influences your mood, but also your personality, with indie and rock/heavy metal fans reporting the lowest levels of self-esteem, while fans of jazz, blues, opera, classical, pop, rap and soul all reported high levels of self-confidence.

So if you’re having a ‘down day’, why not boost your spirits by listening to some powerful, uplifting tracks? Here are five perfect confidence boosters.

Britney Spears – Toxic
Britney’s own struggles with her mental health and conservatorship have made her an inspiration for many people across the world.

This classic song is timelessly sensual, and the heavy beats throughout make it impossible not to dance to. A welcome blast of nostalgia, this tune has filled dance floors across the globe with fans old and new.

The video features Britney as a female spy playing the sexy flight attendant, seducing her passenger before she makes her escape on a motorbike and breaks into a high-security facility guarded by a laser security system.

This track and video is a guaranteed way to feel invincible, and deserves a place on your playlist no matter your mood.

Kelis – Milkshake
A cheesy classic that is guaranteed to make you feel all warm and gooey inside, Kelis pumps up the heat in this 00’s RnB track. Underpinned by intricate drum beats and electric elements, Kelis’ self-confidence is infectious, and it’s hard not to find yourself smiling at the lyrics.

This track is a great way to get into a flirtatious mindset, making it a great choice before going on a date or heading out for the evening.

And if you’re staying in? It’s a great mood lift. But beware! You may find yourself craving a sweet treat.

Eve (ft. Gwen Stefani) – Let Me Blow Your Mind
This RnB classic will capture your attention with its assertive rhythm and powerful vocals from 00’s icons Eve and Gwen Stefani. Featuring a laid-back – yet self-assured – beat, and catchy guitar riff, this is a great track for driving, and its empowering feel is sure to help you feel motivated.

Got a job interview lined up, or thinking of asking for a raise? This anthemic number is a quick way to feel positive and more assertive.

The video features Eve and Gwen Stefani crashing an exclusive event on quad bikes, causing a stir among the privileged attendants, and shoving the performer off stage to perform their own music, before finally being arrested and taken to the station in a police van.

This ‘baddie’ track helps you to tap into the hidden ‘bold’ side of your personality, and lifts your mood while keeping you feeling calm and cool.

Fergie – MILF$
If you have kids, it can be difficult to feel sexy. When you’re running around cleaning the house, changing nappies, or up to your elbows in dishwater, you can easily forget your sensual side – leaving you feeling frumpy and lacking in confidence and motivation.

Thankfully, Fergie’s comeback track is a quick remedy to your low mood and lethargy.

Featuring attractive mothers dressed in curve-hugging latex and silky lingerie going about their daily life in a dreamy, colourful suburbia, this track is a quick way to transform your self-esteem and transport you to a world where you are not just a mother, but a goddess too.

Why not shake off the day and tap into your feminine energy with Fergie, your sexiest PJs, and a bottle of your favourite wine?

Marina And The Diamonds – How To Be A Heartbreaker
Low confidence after a breakup? You’re not alone. Having your heart broken can leave you feeling depressed, undesirable, and unmotivated. So flip the tables on your ex and become a heartbreaker with Marina’s catchy club classic.

This empowering dance track will make you want to move your body and get in touch with your bad girl side, with its heavy beat and pounding rhythms.

Plus, if your libido has suffered as a result of your low mood, take a sneaky peek at the video – it will get your blood pumping with its steamy shower shots and smoking hot male models.