Everything Is Energy!
Wherever your energy goes … attention flows. And, of course a business takes energy. However, so many times our energy gets diverted in other directions.
When I first started working from home, I would see a messy room and feel compelled to clean it. I would have to run and errand. I would look at the overflowing laundry and the dirty kitchen. All of these things would cause me to stop and take care of the personal things before I focused my attention on my business tasks. In order to have a successful business, one has to set boundaries and look at what is diverting one’s attention.
For anything that diverts your attention, I suggest making a “stop doing” list. All those tasks that you can ask someone else to do, in the long run, it pays off. You will make more money focusing on your business compared to paying someone a few dollars to clean your house or do your laundry. My philosophy is “Do, delete or delegate.” If it is something that you don’t personally have to do, it’s better to delegate or not do it at all. Every time I walk past the laundry, the dishes in the sink or the personal errands I have to run, it would take my energy even if I did not do it at that time. I became annoyed.
That is why I suggest you create the “stop doing” list. Anything that is taking your focus away from your business, stop doing it. Then you can delete it or delegate it.
If you choose to do the list, set your boundaries and do it after work hours. The more focused and disciplined you can be during your work hours (whatever hours those may be which I suggest to be the ones where you are the most productive) create that list and set those boundaries so that your energy flows and you can stay focused and follow through on growing your business and serving your clients.