Working via internet seems be the dream of every people.
After all, who does not want work in confort of your home, in the time you want and no boss to give you orders? I’m sure you also want.
The Great Modern Wonder, called the internet, enables you to share your skills with the world and still be paid for it. It seems a dream of freedom.
However, this freedom can quickly become your worst nightmare if you fall into temptation and listen to the greatest lies about making money online, not keeping the discipline to work from home on the internet.
In this article, I separated the 5 greatest villains in productivity that can keep you away from your path to financial freedom and how you can avoid them. Believe me, the solutions are much simpler than you might think.
Keep reading this article to challenge (and win) the greatest villains in their productivity at work over the Internet. You will learn more about:
Sound interesting? Continue reading.
You are writing an article when concentrated, decides to open the Facebook (the most evil of all the villains) to search for something.
By “coincidence”, one must update appears at the top of your news feed that you just can not stop reading. That bombshell, the photos with your friends at the beach house, the date of that event are you waiting for years. You choose …
An hour later, you’re with your article done and published on your site exactly as you had planned. Or not?
Definitely not … You do not just viewed this update, as clicked in other news, opened multiple tabs in your browser, talked to that friend of long standing by chat and completely forgot of your article.
This story sound familiar? I bet yes, unfortunately. And it could happen in any other social network like Twitter, Google+, Youtube, Instagram, Whatsapp or promising new social network that will emerge to displace or snatch up some of these.
You don’t want to get away from everything and everyone, but also know that social networks can kill and destroy your productivity at work, especially when that work is done in your own home, where nothing is locked, everything is at your fingertips and you are free to give in and fall into temptations. Soon …
You do not need anything other than what is already within you, for example, a good dose of discipline.
Discipline is a beautiful word, at least in theory. However, the temptation to know what is happening with our friends, family and the news in the world is so great that resist access these social networks is a huge challenge, even for the greatest masters in productivity. Such a challenge that it is very probable that you need a production system.
I have suffered for more than 5 long years working exclusively through the internet, my own room and luckily I found a system that works very well for me and I want to share with you, in the hope that this will help you also .
This system can be divided into several free tips that can double their productivity online. Without extending, let’s go to them:
It sounds simple, but it is so easy we open multiple windows in our browser, we can lose ourselves in the illusion that we are performing multiple tasks at the same time. The truth about multitasking is that:
People who open multiple windows in browsers are not being more productive. They just feel more emotionally satisfied thinking they are working.
Stop fooling yourself thinking being productive. Keep a minimum of open windows when focused working. Otherwise it will be very easy for you to be jumping from one tab to another, like a monkey jumping from branch to branch, without direction or purpose.
No matter if you are a Buddhist monk or someone with attention deficit, the fewer options you give to your mind wanders, you will be more focused to complete your most important tasks.
I get distracted very easily with a mosquito in my room, unable to do anything until I finally mate.Por this reason, I need a clean environment all organized and, preferably, all white.
If you are like most people, chances are good that you can not follow tip # 1 above. The reality is that you will end up turning to Facebook in the middle of an important work task.
To avoid a loss of even greater focus, close today chatting Facebook / Twitter / Google +, as well as any notification that you can get through your cell phone or computer in real time, in the middle of your work.
Unless you do not want to produce in an organized manner, you need to focus fully on the task you are performing. Just look at a “innocent” message for you to lose all the pace and the workflow.
When you return to your task, you will ask yourself “where was I?” It seems common?
If your answer is yes, it’s time to start be organized. A good start is to follow these tips in this article. Do not worry, we still have more tips ahead that will help you.
Our mind works in a curious way, intelligent and even strange sometimes. One of these curiosities, is the creation of repetitive tasks, which become habits in our lives.
Using a only type of browser, such as Google Chrome, for example, you may end up mixing business with pleasure in their tabs, destroying their productivity while working at the time.
However, if you use, for example, Google Chrome only for business and Firefox only for pleasure, you program your mind to think and recognize what you should do in each of these browsers, creating new habits when you is on the internet.
After a while, when you open Google Chrome, your mind will already know that you are working and will not try to hurt him so much because they would remember more than you browse social networks in Google Chrome, because you just do it now in Firefox.
This is a very simple tip, but very powerful. Try using two browsers for different activities and see how your productivity will increase after a while applying this distinction between work and play.
Oh, email … Land of opportunities for new business partnerships and updates of articles that can change our lives. For entrepreneurs and website owners like us, a single email can turn our dreams into reality.
Maybe that’s why we are so addicted to it, opening it each hour to see something new, or worse, getting a real-time notification when someone sent us an email.
The email problem is that we tend to put our main side activities to give addiction to look new messages.
Knowing that more than 3.5 Billion people have an email (more than 3 times the amount of accounts combined social networks), you probably receive a “ton” of messages, many of which or would have received.
The result is that you accumulate hundreds and thousands of emails without knowing exactly what to do with them, mixing with those important emails that his uncle sends emails with pictures of cats or those self-help messages.
Yes, I believe that email is still the online form more direct and efficient Contact. It is for this reason that create a mailing list to your website and have a great relationship with your readers is very important.
However, if we don’t deal with our mail box, we will be in danger, watching the day go by and you realize that produced little.
Forget notifications of new emails. Forget look their time to mail in time. To be efficient and productive, you need to set times to look and answering emails.
As said earlier, we find that we are producing more performing multiple tasks (the included email), but the truth is that we are being deceived, since the higher productivity is achieved only when we focus on a single action.
So only take the time to take care of your e-mail inbox . Answering 20 emails at once in 20 minutes is much more efficient than checking your email 20 times over 20 minutes trying to find a solution on what to do with them.
The problem of looking your emails all the time is that you will not take any action in most cases. You only have to curiosity to know what they are sending to you, perhaps, answer them in the future.
This “maybe” is the biggest villain of productivity in the email. He is known as re-work. You read an entire message, don’t know exactly what causes it and leaves to decide later.
When this time “after” arrives, you again reads the message and then yes decides what to do with it, either delete, reply or click a link.
This double work is precious time that you lose in the production of your day-to-day Therefore, the Tip Here is Simple . Always take a action to check your mail.
This way, I usually get over 100 emails a day from clients, readers, partners and friends. These are two tips above that I may take care of my inbox without losing sanity.
In addition to these tips, productivity add-in email with two extra tips below.
Save, delete, delay and put an e-mail from a list. These are the four tasks the app helps you do to achieve the dream “Inbox Zero” when your inbox is zeroed, no email.
Ask yourself yourself: How long you can not reset your inbox? With this free application, which is integrated into your Gmail account, you can use your iPhone or iPad to organize your email quickly with simple and quick gestures.
Before entering the most “manual” of your inbox, you can use the Mailbox to categorize and organize your e-mail so that when you are in front of the computer, the process of answering emails is much faster.
A cool extra Mailbox is that it provides you with a new image every day, but only when you can reset your e-mail inbox. It is a cool application to use and the company was purchased recently by Dropbox.
Yes, those touches and noises that are so ingrained in your mind that you listen to them even when they are not actually playing. No, you were not crazy. &Nbsp; This is the modern addiction of our society, lacking for messages, tanned and attention
When you are working online, this type of villain will chase you all the time.
Email notifications, Facebook updates, friends messages on Whatsapp and unwanted telemarketing calls from any company that insists on trying to convince you to change his television subscription or offer it a credit card with a higher limit.
The question is: How can you protect yourself that monster of modern society to focus on your work without distractions?
You don’t need to be isolated from the world and all, but when working, makes it clear to the people around you is really working and can only be stopped by something urgent or very important.
I do not know you, but I’m pretty radical with this idea. Not answering phones and put all my equipment in the muffler. The only way to meet available is being a favorite contact on my iPhone, which passes over all the above criteria .. After all, emergencies can not wait
If you do not set this very productive time for you, nobody will. Knowing how to say not or may not be present at all times, it is essential for you to get to work with productivity.
So, clearly define when you are working or not. Working the Internet transmits this idea that we can stop at any time, but this is a job like any other and requires your full concentration.
Just as working time is working time, leisure time is leisure time. Generally, mix both at the same time, more fun than his work is, can bring problems to you on both sides: At work and at play.
The “do not disturb me” is perhaps the best, simplest and my favorite feature on the iPhone.
When starting my “journey” at work, call this function. I stopped to eat, get some fresh air or exit, turn off this function. It is very simple.
Instead of you use it only to maintain a peaceful sleep without receiving unwanted calls during the night, try to use the “do not disturb me” in their day-to-day, when you need to focus on your work .
Calls, messages and any notification will be stored without making any noise and you can see them in detail in his moment of pause.
There is probably a similar function in Androids or PC. Be sure to use it when you are focused on your work on the Internet.
I see you in the next article!