Solopreneurs are workers; they know they need to get things done. They usually work alone, with the occasional help from a virtual team or assistant. However, some days can be tough. They can encounter problems and need to find solutions on their own. One of the biggest difficulties in finding ways to stay motivated, without a team behind you. Here are six key points to consider.
1) Be prepared to change your circle.
When you transition into becoming a
It’s also important to understand that some of your oldest and dearest friends may forget about you…even if you don’t forget about them. Nurture the relationships that matter to you the most. Your new journey as a
2) Understand the changes that come with a new career.
It’s incredibly important to get clear on the similarities and the differences of being a
If you get to choose who you will work with, ensure that you are looking for the traits that you DO want..not what you don’t want. A good example is when people get divorced, they often go out to meet people with the expectations of what they don’t want. “I don’t want them to have this
Another example is networking. If you are networking, understand the agenda of the networking group. Some people are there to build rapport, whereas other people just want to push their products. As a
3) Get Savvy with Social Media
4) Moving from a fixed location to work-from-home
Where you always at a fixed location in your previous career? Perhaps for the past 20 years, you have been getting up and going to work at the same place. As a
It can also affect your family life.
When the kids come home, it can also be harder to switch off from work and be completely present with them.
5) Time management
You will need to learn how to manage time differently. Try blocking rather than scheduling. A chunk of your day might be clients, a chunk of your day might be phone calls or emails. There can also be days that are just admin days. Learning how to manage your time can be the difference between burnout and feeling like the clock is running smoothly.
6) Learning to prepare
If there is one thing I have learned as a
Try using a planner and physically write down what needs to be down. Doing this stimulates our kinesthetic senses and helps you to remember the list. Once it has been completed, always reward yourself. It could even be as simple as running a highlighter through your to-do list once it is finished. You would be surprised at how satisfying it is when you finally tick off everything that needs to be done! Pick three main things that you NEED to, HAVE to, WANT to do for the day. Then at least at the end of the day, you can mark them off as an achievement. When there is nobody around to give you a hi-five, this is a hi-five for yourself.
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