Winners of Nicole Dean’s Blog Tour Giveaways!

June 22nd, 2009

I am so excited to announce the winners of Nicole Dean’s Blog Tour Giveaways! I thought Nicole was picking only one winner, but it turns out that she picked 3. That’s Nik, she’s always so generous :-)

So, did you win? Check it out:

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Productivity as a WAHM: Automate Whenever Possible

June 19th, 2009

Hi again, I’m Nicole Dean, and today is Day Five in my series of Guest Posts about “Productivity when Working from Home”. Today I’ll share one of the biggest mistakes you can make as an online entrepreneur.

Doing everything the SLOW way.

Let me give you an example from your day to day life.

Do you scrub all of your clothes in a stream on a washboard and then carry them back home in a basket and then hang them out to dry on the clothesline?

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Productivity as a WAHM: Lists for the Kids

June 18th, 2009

Hi, I’m Nicole Dean, and I’m guest blogging here on Lexi’s blog this week as part of my Summer Blog World Tour. This is Day Four in my “How in the World can You be Productive when you Work from Home” series.

Yesterday I talked about making a to do list for yourself and how that simple activity can help you to get more done every day. If you haven’t read that post yet, check it out here: Productivity: A Daily Action List

Today, I’d like to talk about giving the kids their own jobs to help you better focus. My kids are 7 and 12, but, I’ve been working from home since 2001, so I’ve been home with little ones long enough to share battle stories. But, let’s make sure to clear one thing before I begin. I surely don’t want to sound like I know it all. Anyone who has been to my house knows that I do not have it all under control. Not even close.

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Productivity as a WAHM: Your Daily Action List

June 17th, 2009

Hi again, I’m Nicole Dean. I’m a Guest Expert here this week at Lexi’s request and I’ve been talking about “Productivity when Working from Home”. If you missed the previous lessons, you can find Day One here: Valuing your Time & Day Two here: Timing your Work.

Today I’d like to talk about something that’s huge as far as being a Work at Home Entrepreneur.

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Productivity as a WAHM: Count Down to Focus

June 16th, 2009

Hi again, I’m Nicole Dean, and I’ll be guest blogging here all week about “Productivity when Working from Home” as part of my Summer Blog World Tour. If you missed yesterday’s post, it was all about valuing and protecting the time that you spend working so that you aren’t working ALL the time.

I know that, when you are working from home and you have kids at home, you’re constantly conflicted. On one hand, you feel like you’re never able to get onto the computer to work. On the other hand, you feel like you’re on the computer all the time.

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