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The home-based worker is an entirely different animal than the typical employee. When your office is in your home, it's hard to keep your private life from intruding on your work, and your business from taking over your personal time. Let's examine the species “work-at-homer” in its natural habitat and watch the life-or-death struggle for…

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Have you ever wondered if you are really cut out to be a business owner? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the many hats you have to wear — the tremendous number and variety of responsibilities you face each day? Did you ever think to yourself, “There has to be a better way to run…

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Are you guilty of hyperfocusing? This is a term that's common to the ADD community, but it's an easy habit for anyone to fall into. Sitting at the computer for hours at a time, working with absolutely no sense of anything else going on around you. You look up, and the whole day has flown…

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Have you ever heard the old joke about working for yourself — “At least you can't say your boss is a moron anymore” — well, actually you can! Many of us treat ourselves worse than we would ever treat an actual paid employee — long hours, constant browbeating, a total lack of recognition. Work conditions…

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Working at home offers both the best and worst of both worlds. You have the freedom to get up whenever you want, wear pajamas in your office, have lunch with a friend on the spur of the moment, and put in a load of laundry between phone calls. But you can also suffer from multiple…

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If you have the entrepreneurial spirit (which clearly you have!), you probably have a tendency toward being a control freak. I know the feeling well — “No one can do it as well as me, so I'll just do it all!” While this may seem to be more efficient than trying to bring someone else…

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It can be hard to run your own business without sacrificing your personal life. You have so many responsibilities, huge dreams, and a limited amount of time in which to accomplish it all. But there is no reason why you have to do it all yourself! Rather than trying to wear every hat in your…

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Project management is a lot like taking a journey. You start with a basic idea of where you want to go, but you’re unsure how to get there — so you have to plot out your route step-by-step. And as with any trip, a successful end result is all about investing a little time getting…

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed when faced with a large project. At first glance, all you see is a huge end result that’s supposed to occur at some distant point in the future — and you have no clue how to get from A to B. That’s why having an organized plan in place is…

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Talk to any Professional Organizer, and s/he will tell you that the best time management techniques make room for “want to” items as well as “have to” tasks. The problem is that many of us are in a state of extreme overwhelm, just trying to stay on top of everyday responsibilities — we don’t have…

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