Setting Work Hours and Ground Rules

If you constantly find yourself re-actively responding to family or friends who don’t seem to understand you are working, set ground rules: Not just for your nearest and dearest, but for yourself. For example, set work hours and tell the worst offenders you won’t be available during that time period every day. Then respect your own rules if they call or “drop in”.

Don’t answer the door. Don’t pick up the phone if you see their names on Call Display. Don’t answer emails or Facebook PMs.

If you stick to your guns, they will eventually realize you mean what you say! However, if you make exceptions, you’ve only yourself to blame when they turn up on your doorstep during work hours. (If you don’t respect yourself and your clients, they won’t!)

Knowing your weaknesses is the first step to managing—and overcoming—their negative effects. The key is to identify them without judging yourself.

For example, if you know that you will procrastinate all day if you start the morning with Facebook, rearrange your schedule so that you do an hour of solid work first before checking your Facebook feeds.

There are many things in my life that work well, but many things just don’t and if you are like me these are the things that could be keeping you from your ultimate success and happiness. This is the year to make some big changes!

Please follow along and let’s stretch our limits and change our habits that no longer work – together. Over the next couple of months, I’m sharing some mind-hacks to help you create a whole new way of thinking geared to propel you towards not only your goals but a happier, successful life.

Are you ready to build your dream life? Even though it won’t happen overnight, it IS possible to make serious change, so you can recognize the right earning opportunities for your business.

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Talia Beckett Davis is the Founder of the Organization of American Women in Public Relations and the Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations. She has worked with some of the largest brands in North America at her PR agency Pink Pearl PR to help them get featured in high profile media outlets and grow their sales.

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