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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

One More Day to Share! - A Great Article for Business Builders

This is a card I worked on today for my June
card classes.  It's hard to see in the photo, but
I used a Sharpie marker to color the Sparkles to
match the Crystal Blue paper.  I'm focusing
on quick cards in June.  The hat can be changed
to any image to fit your occasion.
Wowee!  What an amazing month our teams have had!  As of today, we have grown an incredible 36%!!!  My hat's off to all of you for your great work of sharing your passion for CTMH.  I'll post the stats next time.  There is still one more day, so keep on spreading the word. Call, email or text those last few people, sometimes the urgency of being the last day is what they need to act.
A quick update on Susan Hopkins who I've been posting about this month.  I'm proud and so pleased to announce that she has gone from Consultant to Manager in less than 1 month and is super excited to continue to build her team and attend Convention, but to also qualify to attend Leadership Day too!  Way to go, Susan!
Business Bit:
This is a great article to share with anyone who wants to make CTMH a business.  They are 5 great tips for working from home.  I do all of these things and I think they have been key to my success with CTMH.

Work at home businesses are a great way to earn money on your own terms.
You work your own hours, take vacations when you want, hire who you want to work with, and work in whatever attire you wish.
However, there are some inherent problems that may arise when working at home. The most common problem experienced is how stay focused on your work.
When working at home, it may be easy to get distracted.
Instead of working, you may think about cleaning the house, walking the dog, going to the gym or doing some extra gardening.
To get anything accomplished in a home business, it is essential that you stay focused on your work and not get distracted by all the home chores that need to be done.

5 Tips To Stay Focused While Working at Home

  1. Do a few chores at home before you work.
  2. When you do a few of the more pressing household chores before you begin your work day, you will not feel as pressured to do household chores while working.
    Start your day 30 minutes later than normal, and use that extra 30 minutes to clean the dishes, walk the dog, vacuum the house or go for a run.
  3. Use a to-do list every day.
  4. One of the best ways to stay focused on your work is to have a specific list of items that need to be done each day. Without a to-do list, it is easy to get distracted or to not dedicate the proper time to important tasks.
  5. Do the simple tasks first.
  6. There are certainly people who prefer to do the most difficult tasks first, but those people are the exception rather than the rule.
    Most people procrastinate at some time and put off difficult tasks. When you perform some of the easy tasks on the list, you can cross those items off and feel good about what you are accomplishing. With a few items crossed off, the list will look less intimidating and overwhelming.
  7. If you have to deal with deadlines in your work at home business, it is important to stay ahead of those deadlines.
  8. Putting everything off until you have a tight deadline is often a recipe for disaster. Waiting until the last minute also takes away any flexibility you would have in performing various work duties. Something that needs to be done immediately will take precedence over everything else.
  9. Have a comfortable and dedicated work space.
  10. Your environment has a significant amount of influence on your concentration.
    When you are working at home, it is crucial to have a dedicated work environment.
    A private room with a door is the best choice. However, an area that is separate from other living areas should work as long as the space is used only for your business.
A work at home business is a business; treating it like one is an important ingredient in success and prosperity.

stay focused



  1. Great tips Naomi - you are always so inspiring, thank you

    1. Thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment, Becky!