Bob and Procrastination- The Work from Home Danger

In this article I want to show you what not to do when you work from home…

My friend Bob always dreamed with work from his home and enjoy the freedom that comes with it…

that’s why he decided to build and internet Business… Unfortunately…

He miserably failed… Let me tell you why…

A normal “workday” for bob started at 11 am when he wakes up… I have to take a shower to wake up – he said, and spend a long time under the hot shower.

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Then, he spends a long time deciding on what to wear to start working… 12 pm rang on the clock… While he pours his first cup of coffee, bob turns on his computer and check the last news…

Then, he opens his mail… And check each of every single mail that came from the endless lists he is subscribed… If the email has a link he checks the link and stay surfing a while on the page he is sent… Answer and forward every chain mail he receives… dangers of working from home…

It’s lunch time now… He goes out to buy pizza or hamburgers (this way he saves the deliverer guy tip) and goes to the grocery store to buy some things that he needs… While he is lunching he has in mind all the stuff he has to do for his business… … and all the stuff he has to study and read the last ebook about making money he bought yesterday (even though he still hasn’t finished yet the video course he bought last week).

When finally Bob sit in front of the computer again, he takes the occasion to get updated about what their friends are doing on twitter and facebook, and change his status to “working from home”…

His girlfriend Susan is online and can’t pass to “say hi” and mention how good time they spend the last weekend… Susan tells Bob that she uploaded a new Youtube video, so Bob goes to Youtube and watch the video…

And another fifteen related videos,

And the trailer of the movie that is coming this week,

And the last video of his favorite band

And some funny videos…

Finally he put hands to work to start his daily tasks, but then he realized that his farmville animals hasn’t eaten yet, so he feeds them… And purchased some new hotels on mafia wars – just a couple of minutes more, then I get my job done – he said while answering a survey about which animal are you in bed…

Bob then realize that his eyes are soring because he has spent a lot of time working in front of the computer, he needs to relax… He grabs a beer and sit in his couch to watch the game of his favorite team. And then a movie… perhaps two…
It’s time to dinner…

After dinner and two more coffees, Bob comes back to his computer… Checks the daily task for today and realizes that they are so many, is past midnight, it’s too late and he is so tired, so re arrange the tasks for the next day where he will wake up earlier and work from home…

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Even though this may seem funny, this same routine repeats every day in a great amount of entrepreneurs that decided to work from home.They don’t have a clear sight of their target and for the same reason they don’t have an actionable plan… A job routine is key if you don’t want to fall into the procrastination trap…

You must eliminate from your vocabulary the. “I’ve better do this tomorrow” or “Tomorrow I will write that article”…

Procrastinating your job and not taking it seriously like a business, will always give you the same results…zero…

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