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Top 10 Time Management Tips

When you're homebased, being busy comes with the territory, but it doesn't have to rule your life.

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This story appears in the April 2001 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

They say time is money, and if that's true, then every minute you spend on your business should be time well-spent. Working from home has a lot of benefits, but it also brings its share of distractions. Here are 10 ways to take control of your activities and make the most of every minute:

1. Manage your time around objectives rather than activities. "People get caught up doing tasks when they really need to ask themselves why they're doing those tasks," explains Bill Brooks, founder and CEO of The Brooks Group, a sales training and business growth company in Greensboro, North Carolina. "Ask yourself what your long-term goals are, what your short-term goals are and what your strategy is to accomplish those things. Those then become the specific tasks that you work on."

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