WASHINGTON D.C., DC — Working remotely is the new normal with around 50 percent of small businesses being home-based firms, including 60.1 percent of firms without paid employees, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Kelly Roach, a former Fortune 500 executive and author of Unstoppable: 9 Principles for Unlimited Success in Business & Life book and podcast offers the strategies below to help manage your time and stay on task:

  • Focus your priorities on what is going to drive growth.
    Example priorities can be visibility, sales & marketing and building a winning team.

  • Focus on building Systems. 
    Every major organization is built on systems and it’s important to work that in to the passion you have for the career or business you’ve created. The goal is a to have a systematic, well-oiled machine.

  • Mind your time.
    It’s not about how much time you have, it’s what you do with the time you’ve got. A lot of what a kitchen-table entrepreneur can do to get themselves to a 7-figure income can be done in 3 hours a day, but only if they focus on the right priorities.

  • Delegate tasks to other team members
    Even if you are a solo-preneur, you can hire an intern who is willing to work in exchange for real-world experience. Need a more experienced helping hand? Develop a business bartering relationship with someone whose skills you need and who could use your assistance in return. If you have a staff, use them to their fullest.

  • Create boundaries in business and at home
    If you are clear about what your working hours are and what you’re willing to do within the parameters you set, then demanding clients, colleagues and family members will respect that. You must train the client and family on what’s acceptable. Most of the time the breakdown occurs when we don’t stick to our own plan that we created for ourselves.
Unstoppable: 9 Principles for Unlimited Success in Business & Life
Kelly Roach is author of the business advice book, "Unstoppable: 9 Principles for Unlimited Success in Business & Life"
WUSA 9

Kelly is hosting a live event October 17-18- at the Sonesta Hotel in Fort Lauderdale called the Game Changer! More at: www.2019gamechanger.com

Download the brand new WUSA9 app here.

Sign up for the Get Up DC newsletter: Your forecast. Your commute. Your news.