Finding Your Niche: 3 Career Ideas For Those Who Love A Challenge

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With so many different career options in today’s society, finding your own special niche that can challenge your skills and push you to grow and evolve as an individual in both a personal and professional sense may seem tricky. There are thousands and thousands of roles available, and though this can make it much more difficult to choose just one, it means that there’s guaranteed to be an almost perfect fit for all of your wants and needs, that can truly fulfills your expectations. So, if you’re looking for a career change that can challenge your abilities and push you to achieve more than ever before, then read on to uncover 3 of the best routes that you begin exploring today.

The World Of Medical Science

Medicine, surgery, and healthcare as a whole has progressed a dramatic amount in the past 20 years, and is set to continue this rapid growth and discovery rate for the foreseeable future. Becoming a part of this leap isn’t something which is open to everyone, as you must have the right skills and qualifications to pursue this kind of career, yet these are all achievable with hard work and determination if you decide this channel is the right one for you. Perhaps now is the perfect time for you to change your dream of donning lab coats and saving lives into reality – pave the way for yourself to make a difference, and commit yourself to becoming the best in the business helping as many customers as possible to lead a more comfortable and healthy life. 

Cook Up A Storm In The Kitchen

Many individuals consider themselves to be food lovers, and potentially an even greater number claim to be ‘great cooks’. However, pursuing a career as a chef is actually one of the most challenging paths you could choose for several reasons. As the famous saying goes, ‘if you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen’.. Yet if you are able to thrive in such a stress inducing environment, you can achieve some truly great things – from gaining Michelin stars that showcase your talents to opening your very own restaurant that can go down in history as an amazing eatery. 

The Joys Of Farming

There would appear to be very few mainstream jobs that can give you the freedom of working with mother nature, but this doesn’t offer enough for those of you who find it simply soul destroying to be surrounded by white walls and computers every day. One of the toughest trades for hundreds of years has been sustaining a working farm, yet equally it can be the most rewarding too. Being at one with nature, surrounded by animals that rely on your care for their survival, you’re sure to improve your physical health and well being noticeably. If you can bare the early mornings and manual labor, you can reap the rewards (which flow in abundance with commitment). 

With any luck, these challenging ideas might just spark your interest!

Careers That Will Help You To Achieve Your Dreams

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A career should be more than just a mindless job that you do to pay the bills. Yet, so many of us feel we have to settle for a job that we don’t actually enjoy. This isn’t the case. Yes, a job can be hard work, but it should be a challenge that you want to face. You should feel motivated and determined to keep pushing onwards. If not, then you might not be in the right field. So, let’s discuss some careers that will help you to achieve your dreams.

Trucking.

Trucking is a career that’s well-suited to people who have the dream of going on long travels and experiencing new places. Obviously, it can be a mentally-taxing career because you have to spend a lot of time away from home, and that means you’ll be spending a lot of time away from your loved ones. But if you find yourself dreaming of a career that gives you independence and the ability to explore the world, then this could be your calling. Obviously, you don’t have to start trucking all over the world, but the point is that you’d have the opportunity to see more than just the same four walls of a typical office environment.

It takes some training to become a qualified trucker, but it’s worth the time and effort to pursue a career that you truly enjoy. You might want to research some CDL trucking jobs. There are plenty of opportunities for people who want to become truckers. It’s a booming industry, and there’s a growing demand for people who can fill the increasing number of job vacancies. After all, industries are constantly growing, and that means their transportation needs keep growing, too. It’s a great industry to consider if you’re looking for job stability.

Designing websites.

A web design career could be a great option for you if you’re a creative person with technological skills. This is the perfect job for anyone who loves coding (or has the willingness to learn) and creating artistic imagery. Designing websites is a very methodical vocation, but it’s also a highly creative one. So, it’s a great opportunity for anybody who has dreams of working in a creative environment but no idea as to how they’d make those dreams a reality. There are more artistic outlets for professionals in the business world than you might imagine. It’s time to start pursuing a career that suits you.

Farming.

You might also want to consider a career in farming. It might be an option that’s quite different from the ones that have already been mentioned in this article, but it definitely suits certain people perfectly. Perhaps you’re not interested in the job opportunities offered by the big city. Perhaps you just want to earn an honest living in a relaxing and rewarding environment. Well, working on a farm could be the answer you seek. It might be worth doing some research on your job options in this industry. There are many routes you could take.

Broaden Your Horizons and Build Your Career with One Perspective Change

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When we talk about things like work/life balance or work vs play, we immediately assume that the two things are opposed and competing. This is a huge problem, firstly, because it means that it’s pretty well accepted that you hate your job but stick to it because it funds your lifestyle and, secondly, because life doesn’t have to be like that at all. 

When you change your perspective and begin to think of work as a part of your life, and not an inconvenience you have to put up with, you give yourself a chance to push for something more compelling and more fun. If you’re not convinced here are two stats to change your mind: American spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime and yet, 87% of Americans have no passion for their jobs. 

Convinced now? Here’s what you should do.

Make Contacts Wherever You Go

If you want to improve your social life and your work life, building your contacts is essential. Now, how you do this is up to you but it’s a good idea to go to a mix of different sorts of events. Meeting friends of friends is a good way to broaden your social group but going to events for people with similar interests or networking events for more industry-specific stuff is a good idea too. 

Building your contacts is especially important if you want to move up the job ladder without sending a million applications out. Executive search often comes down to who you know and how much they rate you, and not who is lucky enough to see the ad online. 

Follow All Your Interests

Your career probably comes with a few prerequisite skills and if you are going down a particular niche pathway, you could be forgiven for focusing on building those skills and nothing else. But increasingly, life isn’t like that. Our jobs tend not to last our entire career and you could go through a wide range of roles and industries in your working life.

If you want to enrich your career and your life, a better approach is to follow your interests. Sure, flower-arranging or tinkering with an old motor might not have anything to do with your job in IT but both hobbies could lead you elsewhere. Plenty of people get into jobs by accidentally becoming an expert in a hobby or interest. You’ll only get there if you pursue your interests first.

Be Determined But Flexible When Setting Your Goals

Life goal setting is difficult because what you want to achieve isn’t often a concrete thing but a more complex idea. For example, everyone wants to be happy and that’s a worthwhile goal. But how on earth are you going to achieve ‘happy’? 

Having big, undefined goals is actually a good thing as long as you can identify achievable, smaller goals along the way. Setting smaller goals will help you see your progress but they can also be more flexible and change as new opportunities present themselves. 

There’s no one way to live your life but once you allow yourself to broaden your horizons, you’ll find that more good things come your way.

How to Find the Right Career and Be Your Authentic Self

The Compass – How to Beat the Rising Employee Quit Rate

A recent Gallup study shows that the employee quit-rate (the percentage of employees quitting their jobs) in the US is at an all-time rise. The study results reflect characteristics of Millennials and Z generation so there is no reason to think the situation is different in other countries. The phenomenon is relevant to employees at all levels and all company sizes, from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. It is as relevant to entrepreneurs that have doubts about the future of their business.

There is little need to expand on the significance of key-talents (or any talent for that matter) leaving an organization – as the study points out – it’s better to keep a star than hire a question mark.

For the employees themselves, whether they are already halfway through their career or just starting (or even freshly graduated and pondering what career-path to take), making the right decision is paramount to their future fulfillment and well- being.

It is at least as critical for an entrepreneur that finds themselves unhappy and unfulfilled with the direction their business took.

The key to solve those problems is to understand what an effective career and development planning is and to act on it.

Obviously, when one is content at work, this problem does not exist. The challenge begins when you reach a crossroad – a point in time when you need to decide on your next step in your career, or when you feel stuck in your current position or job and you are looking for change.

Unfortunately, many make career decisions without understanding what is involved in it and end-up with a result that may be good for a while – change itself might increase wellbeing – but not for long.

In the absence of this understanding, people oftentimes choose their (next) job based on:

1.   What will give them reasonable results (income, benefits)

  1. What they don’t mind doing
  2. What they are not too bad at

This is a survival, outside-in approach that leads to mediocrity – he level of engagement and motivation is mediocre at best; The level of added value is mediocre; The result is a disengaged career path, when people just wait for the work-day to go, by counting the hours, for the week to end and so on….

But what if one would focus instead of this on:

  1. What they are really passionate about
  2. What they excel at and always did
  3. What will give them the best possible results and fulfillment

This is an inside–out approach that taps first into internal sources and is called the Greatness Model. It is the model to aspire to for career decision making if you want to be happy and fulfilled.                                                                                                                              Graduates will benefit from applying it when setting their career course. Employers should find a way to help their employees to use it. Entrepreneurs need to utilize it to find the next phase of their business.

The good news is that there is a way, and it’s called The Compass.

The premise that lies at the heart of The Compass is rather simple – whenever at a crossroads, one should ask themselves 4 questions:

  1. WHERE do I want to go? And in the employment context – what is my best next version?
  2. WHY do I want to go there? In other words, what are my drivers, values, passions and motivations?
  3. WHAT is stopping me? What are my limiting beliefs, internal barriers and inhibitions that prevent me from getting to my desired destination?
  4. HOW do I get there? What is my road map? My plan?

And in a bit more detail:

The NORTH – What is my genuine direction? What is the next best step on that path? Where can it lead me in 5- or 10-years’ time? Will I be happy and fulfilled there?

The EAST – Why do I want to go there? Is this my dream or someone else’s (parent, spouse, myself when I was a child)? How authentic is it? Will this truly make me happy or just fulfill a need (financial, societal?)

The SOUTH – Why have I not done it so far? What might stop me from doing it in the future and how do I break through these barriers?

The WEST – what is the practical plan to get where I want to get? What do I need to do tomorrow, next week, next month, next quarter to get to my destination in the timeframe I have chosen?

The Compass is a tried-and-tested award winning methodology that has so far helped tens of thousands of people all over the world find their True North and actually get there.

Globally recognized thought leader in personal and organizational development, Aviad Goz is the founder and Chairman of N.E.W.S.® Coaching and Training, and the founder of Momentum Group.

Aviad started his career as a facilitator and coach in 1986 and has worked successfully since then with key-talents, managers and executives in more than 2,000 organizations around the world. Some of the companies he has helped navigate through crossroads to achieve success include Fortune 100 companies such as PwC, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, IBM, GE, HP, Pfizer, P&G, and Coca-Cola, to name a few. Alongside that Aviad has led many unique projects such as certifying military commanders as coaches, working with religious leaders, coaching famous artists for international careers and more.

Over the course of the years, Aviad notices that individuals and organizations struggled to manage themselves effectively when they are at crossroads. He managed to identify four main reasons why individuals, teams and organizations usually get stuck in such circumstances:

– no clear direction or a vision for their future;

– lack of motivation and drive in moving forward;

– poor planning and execution capabilities;

– and inhibiting beliefs and fears;

This realization provided Aviad with the inspiration to create the N.E.W.S.® Compass™ in 2003. After an extensive research and study, he designed a unique compass-like structure where obstacles that prevented people and organizations from reaching their goals could easily be identified, and practical solutions could be put in place to help them overcome their challenges and lead them toward new heights.

Recognizing the N.E.W.S.® Compass™ huge potential for impact, Aviad used the insights gained through his experience as a coach and facilitator, working with industry leaders, to skillfully construct additional need-based, customizable solutions for navigating through changes and challenging times. To date, in response to the needs of industry, he has created 8 programs and solutions based on the N.E.W.S.® Compass™ for different applications, all relating to various aspects of development for greatness. These programs are now being used around the world in over 30 countries.

Through all these various ventures, Aviad’s mission to lead individuals and teams towards evolution and breakthroughs in their development has remained steadfast. His deep motivation and commitment continue to propel his creativity to new levels. To add to his visionary success, Aviad has also authored and published 12 books and numerous articles on development in Human Resources and Organizational Development magazines. His most recent book – The Compass: How to Navigate Your Life and Career in Times of Change was published in 2013. Over the span of his career, Aviad has trained generations of trainers and coaches all over the world and helped millions to lead more productive and fulfilling lives.                                                       

You are welcome to visit Aviad’s website: http://www.aviadgoz.com

Taking Care of Your Tech When You Freelance

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When you freelance, you are pretty reliant on your tech. After all, the majority of freelancers will work from home, from their laptop. They will also incorporate other tech like tablets, smartphones and gadgets into their working routine. So, it’s important that you really take care of your tech if you’re reliant on it  to make a profit! Here are just a few pieces of advice you might want to take into account!

Insurance

Safety first! All of the products that you use for your work should be insured. This is an absolute basic requirement. Tech that your company uses can often be extremely pricey. But at the same time, tech can be easily damaged. All it takes is a spilt drink, dropping something on the floor, or even leaving something in a space that is excessively humid or hot, for tech to break or become unusable. These pricey possessions can also be prone to theft. So, make sure you aren’t left having to fork out for new laptops, tablets, smartphones, cameras, or other equipment by making sure all of your tech is insured under a policy that has you covered for absolutely everything. It’s always worth using price comparison sites for your different policies. This will get you the lowest cost cover and premium out there.

IT Support

Sometimes your tech can go down, just at the moment you’re about to do something important. Maybe you were about to launch a blog post or vlog post that viewers and subscribers were waiting for. Perhaps you were about to reply to an email about an important collaboration. You may have a deadline coming up and need to submit a substantial piece of work. Having IT Support on hand can help to resolve network issues and other problems that can get in the way of your work. Consider working with a company like F1 Networks who will be able to provide you with all the IT support and network solutions you could possibly need.

Upgrading Software

You’ll find yourself using the same software on a day to day basis. Whether that’s Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, or anything else. It’s always worth looking at the latest versions of the programs that you use. If there’s an upgrade on offer, you might want to consider taking it. These major companies are always working to improve the services and programs that they offer you. So new versions can help to improve your work! The latest versions of software are also less prone to problems and hacking, as they’ve been optimized and cyber criminals haven’t had as much time to familiarize themselves with the newer software.

These, of course, are just a few tips that can help you take care of your tech when you’re freelancing. But seriously consider implementing them into the way you work! They can make all the difference in the long run!

Keeping A Positive Attitude At Work, Even Under The Most Difficult Circumstance

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It’s true, not every career is plain sailing. But then, that is life. Life can throw unexpected curve balls at us. Be that in our daily lives, our work and career, or just in general with friends and family. Sometimes it’s the unexpected moments that can hit us the hardest. Our choice of career, our goals and ambitions are important for anyone. We want to succeed and do well. But what happens when those unexpected things go wrong in our workplace? When things get a little tougher than we thought? The best thing you can do is keep a positive attitude and ride through whatever storm you are faced with. With that in mind, here is how you can do that, whatever the situation may be.

When your boss isn’t too happy with you

Let’s face it, our boss will not always be happy with us. Whatever the situation may you find yourself in you likely acted out in good faith. Perhaps you spoke up about something or made them look incompetent. There could be many reasons why things aren’t going swimmingly between you and your boss. But, the best thing you can do is have a positive attitude. Perhaps admitting when you are wrong and taking ownership for your mistakes. Or even owning up to your opinion and standing by them, showing the utmost respect in the process. 

When things are changing and there is uncertainty

There may come a time in your career when you work for a company that is going through some changes. It could be redundancies, it might mean there are different owners coming in and you are looking at Mergers & Acquisitions. You could be able to look at this in a position way, you may be entitled to workers compensation because of it, the redundancy package may be enticing, or it could present an opportunity to work for someone new and try to progress your career. A negative or a change isn’t always going to result in a bad time for you. 

If you have an accident in the workplace

Depending on your situation, an accident that you were involved in could have caused you some injury. This might mean time off your beloved job or stop you from doing the things you love. You may feel like this isn’t fair. You would be right in saying that. While vengeance may not be healthy, justice, however, should be available to everyone. But make sure you do it with the right people and follow the correct processes involved. At the end of the day, you won’t want to jeopardize your career by making fast moves. 

When you clash with work colleagues

Finally, if we are honest, you won’t always see eye to eye with everyone you come in contact with, or work closely with. It’s impossible. But many times during your career you will come across these people. You have to be the bigger person and think about the job in hand. Maybe you are handling a project together, or have to work each day closely. Have a positive attitude towards the situation and them. You may find that this will make relations much easier and allow you to do a good job. 

Let’s hope these tips help you keep a positive attitude in some of the difficult situations you may be faced with.

3 Reasons Why Knowledge Is Power in Your Professional Life

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We’ve all grown up hearing phrases like “knowledge is power,” and it’s the kind of line that seems to be clearly true on some level. But, it’s not always exactly evident how it’s true, or how it applies and plays out in the different areas of our personal, and especially professional, lives.

In a professional context, there are all sorts of ways you can accumulate “knowledge,” ranging from helpful systems like Acumatica container tracking, to comprehensive market-research plans.

At the end of the day, though, here are a few reasons why knowledge really is power in your professional life.

What gets measured, gets improved

There’s a very well-known saying in the business world, that “what gets measured, gets improved.”

Note that the saying isn’t “if you measure things it’s a bit easier for you to improve them.” The implied benefit seems to happen automatically – improvement comes as a basic side-effect of measurement, in and of itself.

Why could this be? Well, when you start tracking data and analytics of various sorts, it’s very difficult to escape from the awareness of whether you’re performing well and where you’re performing badly. On a subconscious level, you’ll likely be motivated to tighten things up in order to improve your metrics – even if you’re not laying out an explicit and specific action plan to do so.

On top of this, it may simply be that you didn’t really understand where easily correctable mistakes were being made, when you were forging ahead with insufficient data.

Simply measuring things is likely to improve them. And yes, it’s also easier to actively and consciously improve things when you have some data points to work with.

Data points are necessary for incremental “1% improvements”

Improvement is one thing, and it’s certainly possible to make dramatic improvements in your business – and to get a decent sense of whether those improvements are actually working out and taking hold – without micro-tracking various metrics.

But, when it comes to actively striving to make incremental “1%” improvements to your business or professional performance, you’ll likely never really know if you’re on the right track unless you’re watching the right data points and are paying enough attention.

There are reasons why this really matters. For one thing, as the author James Clear points out, many of the most successful “productivity transformations” out there have taken place specifically because of a commitment to small iterative improvements based on the concept of becoming “1% better” every day.

For another thing, it’s a lot easier to identify ways in which you can make things “1% better” in your professional life, day after day, than it is to hit massive performance targets with any regularity.

And, if you can get 1% better every day, you may be more than three times better within a year.

It’s often the people who are quickest to adopt the latest tools, who take the lead

“Innovation” is one of those big buzzwords in business, and not without reason, either.

The Apple Computer company had been around for years, and always played second fiddle to Microsoft, until Steve Jobs rolled out his revolutionary new aesthetic, and game-changing technologies such as the iPod and later iPhone.

It was innovation that skyrocketed the company’s fortunes.

To be innovative, you need to be knowledgeable. You have to have some understanding of the tools and technologies at your disposal, you have to be timely in adopting the newest tools before your competitors do – so that you can take the lead – and you have to understand the processes involved.

Without sufficient knowledge, you may be deeply creative – in theory – but unable to actually bring your vision to reality.

Remotely Working For You

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Remote working is the new way of getting the job done. Rather than tying you to that office cubicle, the ability to work remotely from your home office or the nearest cafe is a boon for many workers. The studies back it up too, with evidence that remote workers work just as hard, if not harder on their projects. Perhaps this is because there’s no distraction by office chatter or they feel more productive knowing their work and home life is balanced and less stressful.

Perhaps the one draw back from working remotely is that feeling of being a little cut off from your team, of not having the rigid timetable that you tend to have in your office life. So in this article, we’re taking a look at how you can get the job done, even when you’re not at work and get the best from your remote working.

Better Connected

And the odd phone call might just be enough to make sure you know what’s going on but what might just tip the balance is employing some smart software. Take Asana, for example, if your team is spread about the country or even internationally then you need something that keeps you working on track. That’s where Asana comes in. Set up your project online, assign tasks that everyone can see and update and tick off when completed. 

The fear of missing vital pieces of work or overlapping on tasks is gone and your team members are fully up to speed with what’s going on, even when they’re not in the same conference room.

Personal Motivation

Another challenging area of working remotely is finding the discipline to work to a schedule. When you have the whole day ahead of you, when the daily grind of a long commute is wiped out, there almost seems like there are too many options.

Get your head in the game by starting and finishing at a set time each day. Wear custom high end suits if it helps you feel like you’re in the zone then head out the door and down to work at the same time with a plan of how your day is going to be spent.

If you do work from a home office then having some personal discipline is going to keep you focussed. While the novelty of working in your pajamas is fun for a day or two, it can very quickly become de-motivating and add to that feeling of isolation. Get up, get showered and get on with your day.

Working Outside the Home

Yes, you can head to that favorite cafe and spend a fortune on snacks and lattes or you might opt for working in a coworking space. You’ll find plenty of these spaces popping up across the country and there’s bound to be one near you. They do cost and you’ll be paying for a desk space, fast wifi and other office facilities such as printer and conference room.

Co-working can go one of two ways, either you love the contact with others and thrive off the buzz of having other co-workers around you or you will find the noise and the hum of other’s telephone conversations distracting. You will need to give it a go for a day, to figure out if it’s going to work for you or not.

If you choose to work from home on a more permanent basis, you should set aside a space in your home that is just purely for your work. Make sure you take your work space seriously and have a chair that fully supports you and a desk at the right height.

Our final word on working remotely is on the importance of switching off at the end of the day. While it’s easy to keep working until way past the time you would ordinarily stay at work, it’s vital to your mental and physical well being that you are disciplined in closing down at the end of the day and don’t carry on checking your emails late into the evening.

Remote working should be something that helps, rather than hinders you, when it comes to achieving your work goals. It should help you to achieve a balance in your life where you can work around your family commitments, cut out a grueling commute and help towards a greener and more environmentally-friendly working arrangement by leaving the car at home.

It should not leave you stressed and feeling out of the loop. Get your remote working done right and you will be a productive and motivated team member. Get remote working, working for you today.

Getting The Word Out: 3 Ways To Share Your Passions With The World

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If you are someone with a strong opinion on a subject, you probably want to share it with the world. But, have you ever thought about using your enthusiasm and knowledge to create something for others? You could start your own channel, or blog and get yourself lots of avid viewers or readers. With a little hard work, anything is possible. You may even be able to earn a bit of money for doing it. 

Write A Blog

Blogging is an excellent way of getting your message out there. If you can write engaging articles about several different areas within your niche, then setting up a blog site will be a good idea. You can get a free, professional blog from WordPress. The number of readers that you get will largely depend on how often you are posting, as well as the quality of your work. If you can, try to create an article on most days. Make sure it reads well and has a really good point to make. 

Record A Podcast

So many people enjoy listening to podcasts. They’ve become popular with lots of people, and are great for listening to when you are driving or working. You’ll need to create a script and record your content. Podcast hosting is not a problem, as you can easily upload your content ready to share with your audience. 

YouTube

YouTube is the place to be for video content, with so many channels, you can find something about everything. But that does not mean that there is no place for you. If you’ve got the right voice, and are producing quality videos, you could find an audience on YouTube and possibly be the next big thing on there.

Getting A Following

If you want to bring some people in to read; watch, or listen to your content, then you might want to think about promoting yourself on social media. Set yourself up a professional-looking page on all of the major platforms, and share any content that you create. You’ll need to use a few techniques to get followers on your social media pages. You can use hashtags on your content, try creating viral campaigns where users are encouraged to follow and share your content in exchange for something. You can also follow and comment on other peoples material. 

If you’re running a blog, consider using search engine optimization techniques such as keywords and link building to bring people to you through Google searches. 

Get Paid For Your Content

You can easily earn money from sharing content, assuming you’re willing to put in the work building a following and creating lots of new, exciting content. 

If you have enough followers, you may be able to get into affiliate marketing, where you provide advertisements for services and products within your content. If anyone clicks through and buys anything, you will earn money for each sale. 

You may also want to look at placing advertisements within your content, or on your page too. This is an excellent way of earning a bit of money from something that you enjoy.

Time Management Tips For Self Employed People

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When you first become self-employed it can be a little bit of a shock to the system not having a ‘clocking in’ or ‘clocking out,’ and someone to tell you what time you can eat and use the toilet, yes that sometimes happens! But once the initial excitement and fear wear off, you will find yourself with a workload you had no idea you would be facing, all the time in the world but no idea how you are going to fit everything in. 

If you’re lucky you will have developed some time management skills at least before you take the plunge to work for yourself, but if not, here are a few tips to help you along the way.

Assess The Load

This one sounds a bit like the beginning of a manual handling training session, but it really is ultimately the same thing, you need to know EXACTLY what you are dealing with, write it all down, add it all up and then prioritize the workload. Discover what it is you need to do first, and then you will be able to allocate the right amount of time to it! You can quickly become overwhelmed at the beginning, but if you follow this piece of advice from the beginning, you will soon find yourself gaining momentum and smashing through your projects

Use Tools

You have the tools of the trade at the ready, you’ve worked out precisely what equipment you need to get your job done and to run your business effectively, you have the software you need too! But have you considered time management tools? There are lots of different apps and websites that will be able to help you keep on track and delivering results before the deadline is reached. You can also find training on this via Powercall Training too. You’ll thank yourself for doing the research on this one! Don’t forget to keep a very clear and updated diary as well to avoid double-booking yourself! 

Remove Distractions

If you are self-employed, there is a change you’re working from home a lot, which is a great position to be in, except it’s possibly the place with the most distractions you could find! Postmen, pets, and neighbors are always going to be around with their noise and distraction tactics (especially the dog!), so if you can make a space out of the way just for working in, that has fewer distractions you will find it much easier to keep focus. Also, don’t forget to keep social media and messenger services closed when you need to stay on track, this is a significant drain on your attention span!

When it comes to starting out in the self-employed world, then you will want to gather as many resources as possible and keep to the plan. If you’re naturally organized with incredible focus, then you should be fine, if not, well then, start by assessing the load and take it one step at a time! Before you know it, you’ll have a little bit more time free to grab a sandwich maybe!