Energy and Great Health!

As the sun bursts through the banyan trees here in Naples, it reminds me of how connected we are to nature. Without the sun there is no life. And morning rain has left droplets on the elephant ears. Find out more about heath with me. More »

The Good Life

Everyone wants it, or some form of it. How can you get it? Who has the best plan? What really works? I have taken a few plans apart and guess what? They all have some similar thread. Make sense? Talk with me about it. More »

Life Goes On

Unless you are dead, life goes on! And we should do everything we can to make the very best of what we have been given. When we look to nature, everything is perfect and balanced. That is your goal as well. Join me as I discuss how to balance your crazy life. More »

Everyone Wants a Piece!

Food, space, air, money... What makes the world go around? Marketing is always around us and how best to market what you do is key in society. Tweet, Facebook, Pinterest, and much more. It is a thank you economy and I get down to the nitty-gritty here. More »

 

How to Work Out of Your Home

People ask me almost daily how I work out of my home with constant guests and a 10 year old daughter with a puppy who wants the world. Working from home has its advantages, I can do several things at once. I’ve been going through a guide to choosing mosaic tiles with my spouse without leaving my work aside. The answer is easy. Discipline. And I’ve been called disciplined. That’s what it takes. I can easily get whatever I need from this website without having to leave the comfort of my own home, like the pet supplies for the puppy.

But there are a few other pointers I’ve gathered along the way that have really helped me.

I’m a planner. I love writing, making lists. This helps. Writing stuff down.

Another big thing that helps is mindset. I know I always talk about this and you may be asking yourself what that means – it just means how you view what you’re doing. For a person working from home running a real business you need to view what you’re doing as a business, not a hobby.

One thing I’ve always told my kids is if you treat your job like a business it will pay you as a business. And if you treat it as a hobby, it will pay you like a hobby. Write that one down, OK?

If you really want to work from home and be successful at it you have to be disciplined enough to shut everything else out (well, almost everything – I mean, why do it from home unless there are some cool benefits, eh?) and treat your thing that you’re doing as a real business.

This means setting aside real hours at home that people respect, and you respect. Yes, you can be a little flexible, but tell your family and friends that this is a legitimate business and you have blocked off that time.google