You’re got to have a 9 a.m. appointment every day that you work from home.
Without one, it’s too easy to let yourself start slowly. Or to get started on the wrong things in the morning. Sometimes you just don’t feel like moving. That’s why you need a 9 a.m. appointment. Make one every day.
The best 9 a.m.’s are outside the house, face to face with a client, because that means you have to get up, get ready, be professional, and focused on business by 9 a.m.
Now with technology, you may not be that close to your clients. The assignment of a 9 a.m. business appointment still stands, but you have to be creative. Set a 9 a.m. phone meeting. Have an appointment with a sub-contractor, supplier, or advisor. Commit to your co-working partners to check-in at 9 a.m. I know one successful small town entrepreneur who gets up, gets dressed professionally, and goes to the post office every morning at 9.
I first heard this advice from super successful entrepreneur Gloria Mayfield Banks.
What is your 9 a.m. appointment?
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Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband have a small cattle ranch and are lifelong entrepreneurs. Becky is an international speaker on small business and rural topics.