5 Tips To Time Management

If you struggle with time management, perhaps it’s time to take a look at some tips. However, the truth is, there are no pre-set time management rules. What works for your friends, may not work for you, and that’s okay.  At the beginning of my entrepreneurship journey, managing my time and finding balance was a major problem for me.

 

 Below I have created some of my top exercises to do while you work on your time management skills:

 

  1. Close your door and turn off the phone. If you have an important task at hand, it’s important that you avoid unnecessary interruptions. Sitting alone can certainly help you to clear your head. Also, if you have Internet access, resist the urge to go online to social media platforms, like Twitter, MySpace, or Facebook.

 

  1. Have a place for common items. When you get home, place items like your keys and wallet in the same place. The next time you go out, there will be no question where they’re located and you won’t waste precious time looking for them.

 

  1. Change your behavior. If you’ve identified a certain behavior that’s counterproductive to your time management, take steps to correct this behavior.

 

* For example, if you always take a long lunch, make it a point to set a timer so you can return to your duties on time.

 

  1. Minimize and organize your documents. Even though a lot of information is digital these days, it doesn’t mean you should keep every email, file, or document on your desktop.

 

* Delete what’s unnecessary, organize files in folders, and only keep documents that you’re actively using at your fingertips.

 

  1. Estimate your time. Whether you’re doing a work assignment or something fun, plan in advance how long you think it will take. As long as you remain aware of the time, you won’t suddenly lose a few hours without realizing it.
  1. Less planning, more action. How often do you find yourself thinking about what you have yet to do? Merely thinking about the future won’t get you anywhere.

 

* Strive to live in the “now” and take action to complete your tasks.

 

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  1. Avoid procrastination. This is a difficult one for most people! When you keep putting something off that you need to accomplish, you tend to spend more time thinking about the fact that you have to do it when you could have already completed the task.

 

* Quit making excuses and work up the willpower to do the things you hate to do. Once you do it, you’ll strengthen your resolve and build momentum.

 

  1. Set goals. Setting goals is an important part of any plan. When you’re working, it’s far easier to track your progress and complete your task more efficiently if you have a specific goal to achieve.

 

  1. Reward yourself. Ensure you reward yourself for a job well done. A reward will motivate you to get through the tougher tasks and avoid procrastination.

 

* It’s important to have some fun in life!

 

  1. Take breaks. It’s important to be self-disciplined, but you don’t want to overdo it and burn out. Mental breaks will actually boost your productivity because your mind has a chance to reflect, rejuvenate, and repair itself subconsciously.

 

* Schedule frequent 10-minute breaks to clear your mind.

Final Advice

The most important thing to remember about time management is to find something that works for you personally. Start by paying attention to your habits and decisions so you can better identify when you feel tempted to waste time and procrastinate.  Just be sure to keep taking steps in the right direction and you’ll soon conquer the time wasters that have kept you from success for far too long!

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Who Is LaTersa Blakely

I believe when you have a presence online, there can be various layers to who you are as a person. Well, I’ve gotten this question a lot in the past few weeks. Rightfully so, I’ve been gone a whole entire year. That’s a long time to be away from the social world and business industry. But, when life happens, you have to do what you have to do and take care of your personal well being and that is exactly what I did.  Nothing else mattered at the time except for my kids and my life.  See, I’ve share my space with you for over eight plus years, and doing my time away, I got really clear on who I was and who I was not.  I learned a whole lot of about my courage, strength and faith.

 

So, who is LaTersa Blakely, I’m a spoiled child of God (yep I’m his favorite)… I like to imagine myself always speaking to him and chatting with him while sitting on his lap; I’m a mother of two busy little people who I love more than life itself; I’m a big kid at heart, I like dancing in the rain, singing and being goofy; I’m a crafty gal and I love all things crafts. Actually, that is how I was introduced to the entrepreneurial world, as the “diaper cakes lady”; My first love/business was the LaTersa Diaper Cakes™.…. Behind the scenes, you will more than likely find me in or near the kitchen because I love cooking and experimenting with food. I love making people laugh with my silly and goofy personality.

I love encouraging and inspiring women to believe and value their worth and I love doing it via workshops, Live streaming, products and etc.  So, if you see me online or out and about, be sure to stop by and say hello. Have a great day and know that i’m cheering for your success and peace of mind. My advice to each of you reading this, is to never let anyone, life or your circumstances change you!

You are more than enough,

LaTersa

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Feel The Fear & Do It Anyways

Feel the Fear & Do It AnywaysHow many times have you let fear stand in the way of you doing what God has told you to do? Fear is something that majority of us have experienced in our life a time or two. If not dealt with, it can paralyze you and keep you stuck; stuck in situations or things that are no longer serving us. I have created this short audio for you to begin the process of getting started with following your dreams of starting that business or writing that book.

 

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4 Ways To Make Money From Home

Moms making money from home

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Are you looking for ways to make money from home? Have you found yourself searching for some extra cash?  I know all too well, not having enough money to get your hair and nails done. Being a mom, sometimes, we allow our wants and needs to be put on the back burner because maybe the kids need something or maybe you are in a one-income household. I recall when in my beginning days, we were a one-income household and money was kinda funny. There were a many of nights that I wanted to go grab me some Apple Bees, but it was feasible.  I know you guys can feel me, so I want to help you get your creative juices flowing and bring some extra income into your life. Grab your pen and paper so you can take notes.

4 Ways To Make Money From Home

  1. Have a garage sale.  Look in your closets and pull out all those tons of shoes that you are probably not wearing; those outfits that still have tags on them.  Stuff that you know you are no longer using, cash in on them.  I promise you if you look long enough, I bet you got over three hundred worth of goods and stuff just sitting up catching dirt and dust.  Remember, one man’s trash is another one’s  treasure.
  2.  Babysitting. Yep the kiddos are out for school and I know a few moms that would love to have a few hours to themselves. Please make sure its somebody you trust with your kids. The world have some Cra Cra people out there, so use discernment. You can even pet sit as well or house sitting. You never know until you ask.

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3. Create an e-book on your expertise. For example, if you love to cook, sew, or have knowledge on specific topic. Cash in on your knowledge and expertise so that you can bring in some extra cash. If you need help with getting started with your e-book, click here!

4. Start your own business. Have you been sitting on a vision that God has shown you for years? Are you naturally great at something that brings you so much joy that you dream about it when you sleep? Ask yourself this question: “Who told you that you can’t follow your dreams”? Now, take it a step further and reach out to somebody who’s already in the entrepreneur industry for assistance. I will be more than happy to help you build a solid foundation for your business. 

I hope these few tips will get your creative juices flowing so that you can begin to generate some additional income while being home taking care of your family.  You don’t have to put your life or dreams on hold because of lack of funds. Take a chance on you and get creative so you can start to live your life on your own terms. What are some ideals that you have that could potentially make you money? Answer below

 

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