PDR Technicians: To Have A Money Making Machine, You Need Balance Part IV
Now that you know how to schedule your day and what to do to make changes to your schedule, it’s time to “Take Control of Your Environment”. Some of the best laid plans can get derailed quickly by distractions. You will need to take control of those distractions in order to stay on point with your daily schedule.
Distractions come in many different possible scenarios which only you can determine what is important and what isn’t. If you have set an hour a night to spend with your wife and children, then there isn’t anything that should be more important then that. Take control by turning off your phone. Anything that comes through an email, social media, or even a potential customer can just leave a message. This is a fine example of controlling your environment. If you’re working on a car for a customer, turn off your phone. Your customer, whether they are there watching or not, deserve your undivided attention. Again, any calls that come through can just leave a message.
When you are at home and you have an hour or so for your online input with social media, emails, or quote requests through your website; you will need to let everyone around you know that this is work time and you can’t be disturbed. Don’t turn the TV on, turn your phone off, and when online, avoid surfing. You’re there for a reason, so stay focused on that reason, which would be your work.
You can stay focused very easily but it will take a lot of practice and even moments of feeling guilty for requesting your time, but you must prevail. This is a very important part of your lessons in staying focused and controlling your environment. The last step is in the next post. I’ll see you there. uninterupted
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