Monday, October 26, 2009

Step 7: Focus your time and money: Don't let other people or things distract you.

It’s easy to become distracted when a concept or idea seems so daunting it makes it difficult to keep your nose to the grindstone. Distractions are an issue for every woman trying to work from home or at a workplace while juggling the everyday duties of running a household. It's not always kids who are distracting. Often distractions come in the form of housework, friends, spouse, TV or the Internet. Identify your most common distraction and set a daily goal to deal with it.

Even when you’re not trying to work from home, experts say workplace distractions are so widespread that even managers who extend their workday hours cannot avoid disruptions by colleagues, which come in the form of project requests, meeting reminders, last-minute or changing demands, emotional breakdowns, and even expressions of love. We all need to learn the word NO and when to close the door to avoid disruptions. People generally understand if it’s done in a respectful manner.

It’s easy when trying to get an invention to market to become distracted with the overwhelming cost of manufacturing and packaging. Luckily, Womentorz takes the worry of marketing, advertising, PR and retail distribution out of the mix.

It’s also important to not get off course on the financial road. Staying focused on what your priority expenses lay is imperative. It’s easy to get distracted by the bells and whistles. Keep a detailed log of current and future expenses – keeping all receipts along the way. Even though it may be difficult to obtain hard numbers for costs, you should be able to make rough estimates of how much money will be needed to make your idea an actual product ready for market. Having a solid financial plan is one of the most difficult and essential elements to your success.
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