2 Effective Productivity Secrets You Need To Know About If You Work from Home

Here are 2 productivity secrets you need to know if you work from home


“Most of us have never learned how to work from home, away from an office, no one looking over your shoulders. A lot of us just aren’t good at it”…….says T. Harv Eker (author of “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”)





Here are 2 ways that T. Harv Eker has found to be extremely effective if you work from home: 


1. Set aside a space for work that nobody else can come into.

  • No kids, no dogs, no TV, no nothing.
  • It’s just a little space for you to work.
  • This will do wonders for you.
  • It will create a trigger for you that will help you turn on and off “work-mode.”


2. Set aside two times for high-efficiency or high-productivity work, and time for play.

  • Maybe it’s one half-hour a day.
  • Out of eight or 10 hours, we’re only going to set aside half an hour a day for high productivity work and play each.
  • So, for at least 30 minutes a day, nobody can walk in.
  • It’s a do-not-disturb sign.
  • You tell your family and whoever else to not call between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. because that’s your high-productivity 30 minutes.
  • If you can do an hour, then do an hour, but start with 30 minutes.



Do the things that are necessary for you to make money.

That means add value to people.  If you’re not selling something, marketing something or creating something, you’re not making money.  Sell, market or create.  Those are the only things that make you money.


The other time you set aside is for play.

You have 30 minutes a day. It’s 30 minutes more than you’ve got now if you’re like most people married to their business at home.

“What am I supposed to do for 30 minutes?”  Whatever you want. Just make sure you’re not working, dealing with work or dealing with family. You’re just having You time.

You could read. You could swim. Walk. Go outside and just breathe.




If you give yourself 30 minutes of productive work and 30 minutes of play or free time, your productivity for the rest of the day will go way up.  You will feel so good about your life and yourself just by taking half an hour for yourself every day for intense work and play.   You deserve it!




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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington

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30 thoughts on “2 Effective Productivity Secrets You Need To Know About If You Work from Home

  1. These tips are fabulous! I think they can apply to students as well as those of us who work outside the home. We still NEED time dedicated to specific tasks! I plan to implement both of these strategies to become a more effective human 🙂

  2. Excellent tips to stay focused to get the important things done. I know I couldn’t keep my dog out from the office…he wouldn’t like that one bit lol. He usually sleeps under my desk while I work. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is such excellent advice, Joan.

    Productivity time is for doing only those things that help you increase profits. You must have short intense periods of time each day for doing productive work. This ensures that you’re not just “busy” but that you’re actually doing things that will move your business forward.

    Play time is just as important, though, as you point out. You must get away from work to keep your energy high for productivity.. It’s just as important as getting enough sleep.

  4. Hi Joan,
    this is good advice,the best thing one can do
    for productivity is to have a place nobody disturbs.
    I have a room like this,nobody opens the door or disturbs me.
    The time for play is or me time is also important.
    Good for a meditation or walk in fresh air.
    This makes more productive for sure.
    Thank you

  5. Hi Joan
    2 great tips. I have an office that is pretty conducive to online work. No little ones, just a big one LOL (he’s 19). And I use a timer to keep me on track. This is the BEST thing that has worked for me …

  6. I like the idea of the 30 minutes “power time”. I have lapsed from the “miracle morning” I was doing earlier this year. I am getting back into this because it helped my productivity a lot and I had more time later in the day to concentrate on other things. Then it didn’t matter if the dog came in to pester me to go out 😀
    Thanks Joan

  7. Yes!! how simple it sounds, and starting with 30 minutes is a good idea… of course we all have our routines to work around but we definitely have to dedicate quality and focused time to our producing, and what a cool idea to equal that time ‘playing’
    Time for a re-think!!
    Thanks Joan 😀
    ~ Jacs

  8. Hi Joan,

    I’m pretty good (though I say it myself) at working from home – because I’ve done it for years. I actually found it harder to concentrate in an office surrounded by buzz.

    I’m “lucky” in that I live alone so I have my own space to work from. Because of interruptions I do my “productive” work when normal people are doing their sleeping or playing – but, hey, I found what works for me.

    30mins productivity time wouldn’t be enough for me I’m afraid – it takes me that long to “tool up” so-to-speak for “serious” work and would tend to do that in batches of 4hrs. But I always have little 30min jobs to slot in.

    OK, I’ll try and schedule in that “me time” too, because it often gets forgotten.

    Thanks for the reminder, Joy

    • Hey Joy 🙂

      That is awesome to hear that you are pretty good at working from home! Yes you are one of those that do not have to worry about too much interruptions 🙂
      Thanks for your comment…..very much appreciated 🙂

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