The lazy, hazy days of summer are over for most school-aged children across North America as the kids return to class. If you’re an entrepreneur working from home, to say that endless days with the children at home are challenging to your productivity, is an understatement. (I’ve been there, I know!)
Kids are out of school, beaches are filled with sun worshipers, and projects all over North America are being held up because someone’s on holiday.
Yes, it’s summer (aka: vacation season) and the livin’ is easy. Or is it? I don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer here, but as great as vacations are for those who have paid time off, it can be rather frustrating for the rest of us.
Working from home comes with great rewards: flexible hours, zero commute, and complete freedom over our own schedule.
But, the work-at-home arrangement also comes with a few challenges: inability to leave work behind at the end of the day, temptation to do housework during business hours, and a constant struggle to achieve work/life balance.
If you’ve never heard of IFTTT (If This Then That), then you’re missing out on a great business and personal app that will automate simple things you never knew possible, by integrating and connecting your favorite applications. It will help boost your productivity, it’s fun, and it’s free!
Imagine you have a trust account that pays you $86,400 every day like clockwork. That $86,400 is yours to use as you see fit every day. Sounds pretty good, right? But wait, there’s a catch. Whatever money isn’t spent by the end of the day is automatically lost and cannot be regained. If that was actually the case, wouldn’t you work hard to make the best use of that money before it vanished? [Read more…]