If you work from home, here’s a LPT (life pro tip) that I came across on reddit. I’m going to try it for 30 days and see if this is something I would want to adopt forever. Anyways:
Since I work from home and I’m often distracted I created a separate user account on my PC that has a bland wallpaper and no video game shortcuts. My browser logs me in as my work-related google account. All of my docked program shortcuts are related to my work. When work is over, I switch users and return to my personal account.
It’s almost like working on two different machines.
The separation from work and home are one of the keys to finding an effective work space. Could this be the solution?
There were originally compiled by AntiWantrepreneur.com, but I thought it was a list that everyone should review.
- Oprah Winfrey’s Commencement Address – Oprah speaks to the Class of 2008 at Stanford’s 117th Commencement on June 15, 2008.
- President Obama’s Inspirational Speech – President Barack Obama talks passionately to students and business minds on why they should keep pursuing their dreams.
- The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – This is a great video on the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.
- Vishen Lakhiani & The Bloodhound Model – Vishen Lakhiani explains his step-by-step process in creating one of his highly lucrative websites, by showing his formula called “the bloodhound model.”
- First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy – This is a great video on how to start a movement. You will laugh, but you will also learn a ton.
- Brits Get Rich in China – This is a documentary that follows British entrepreneurs as they travel to China to find manufacturers for their businesses.
- Muhammad Ali on Why Wealth Is Important – The greatest boxer in the world speaks on why wealth is essential to get people to listen to you.
- The Joy of a Salesman – This is a hilarious yet factual skit outlining the ups and downs of salesmen in corporate America.
- How to Start a Business by Tim Ferriss – The best-selling author of the 4-Hour series gives details on how to start your own business.
- Inside the Minds of the NVA Founders – The NVA founders speak on motivation and how they get the biggest clients in the world.
- Get Paid Doing What You Love – This is a quick profile of wild boy Jean-Michel Basquiat. It shows how when you follow your passion, you get the life you’ve always dreamed of.
- Charles Gordon Interview – This is the story of a British serial entrepreneur that took his hunger and hardships to build a real-estate empire.
- Damon Dash is Ready to Make a Billion – Damon Dash speaks about success and becoming a billionaire.
- The Weird Rich Brazilian Tycoon – This shows how focusing on giving value to your employees makes you money…a lot of it.
- Richard Branson on Marketing & Business – You can’t claim to have received real business inspiration until you get some from business guru Richard Branson.
- Steve Jobs Commencement Speech – Steve Jobs speaks to the graduates of Standford University in 2005. This great speech encourages young graduates to stay hungry and foolish while they hone in on professional aspirations and follow their passions.
- Money Making – Will Smith gives his tips on how to find success and make money in business and beyond.
- 14-Year-Old Millionaire – At the age of 14, Farrah Gray, who was born and raised in a housing project in Chicago, became a self-made millionaire. Truly inspiring!
- Do I Look Like a Gangster? – Vance Miller is known as a misunderstood businessman to some and a ruthless conman to others. This video shows how to undercut the British kitchen market and become rich.
- Stop Being a P**sy & Start Making Money Online Now – Self-explanatory. Frank Kern is awesome.
- Tony Robbins, Frank Kern & John Reese on Taking Action – Two of the biggest internet marketers sit down with Tony Robbins to talk about taking action.
- Why Happiness is the New Productivity – Vishen Lakhiani talks about Flow: The Ultimate State of Human Existence. He shares 10 tips on how to master this state and how to bring it to teams, families, and groups you lead.
- Are YOU a Wantrepreneur? – Simple question. Watch this video and answer for yourself.
- Caine’s Arcade – If this little kid can start a business, you can too.
- Shark Tank’s Daymond John on Lessons from His Worst Mistakes – Daymond John, the founder of fashion brand FUBU and an investor on reality television show Shark Tank, discusses his background and business philosophy.
On the down side, my travels result in jet lag and whack circadian rhythm. My sleeping pattern is erratic, though I do get sufficient rest and recovery times.
On the plus side, I wake up at 4 AM or earlier. This quiet time is phenomenal for creative synthesis.
No one is awake. The house is quiet. You can hear the wind blow. The light is conducive to productive work.
I love it.
I can accomplish more between the window of 4 AM to 6 AM than the sum of the rest of the day. I have been able to hammer out more thoughtful writing, more creative material, and more insightful, incisive ideas.
Some people work better during times of silence. Some people work better with classical music. A select few can work during noisy chaos.
My advice: try working during the wee hours of the morning.
Online businesses are some of the best businesses to invest in and acquire. Many businesses require little to no maintenance due to the the strategic way they were constructed and are now operated. Of course, if you want to grow/nurture them, you’ll have to put in the work, the time, and wholeheartedly devote your life into them. However, once you receive a certain amount of recognition, you are able to operate them remotely. You have the flexibility to travel the world. You only require a single connection to the internet.
So what are some of the reputable online brokerages?
Quiet Light Brokerage and Flipping Enterprises are two of the more reputable brokers, who do a basic analysis of various online businesses. With the seller of the online site, they’ll write a prospectus with detailed information.
Of course, you should ALWAYS do your own due diligence. It’s of paramount importance that you look for something you truly want to do. This isn’t a light decision to make.
It will take some time, but it can supplement or even replace your full-time job.
During my stay in Korea, I spoke with my brother about our lives, the direction in which our lives have gone, and how important it was to us to live a happy, fulfilling life. His insight was that my problem was my lack of a written life plan.
I had a general concept, the seemed vivid in my mind, but when I needed to elaborate and articulate all of the finer details, there was that missing taste.
And so he introduced me to Michael Hyatt.
Michael Hyatt is a famous writer and blogger. He is also someone who loves to live a life of constant self-growth and personal development.
Here’s an excerpt of his life plan:
Why do you need a life plan? Three reasons:
It will give you clarity about where your life is headed.
It will keep you in balance when things get crazy.
It will give you peace of mind, knowing you are are addressing those aspects of your life that matter most.
The questions he asks seem inherent, simple, yet they are some of the most thought provoking and challenging questions to answer.
I encourage you to take a look into him and read his insight.
If you don’t plan your life, then it doesn’t matter where you go. You don’t have a destination.