Season 3 / Episode #24 : Mike Arnold
Mike is the author of the book, “Slacking Off: A Successful Way to Work from Home” and he wrote it especially for those who are considering to work or are working from home and for anyone who has experienced the same things I mentioned earlier.
He has been a work-from-home entrepreneur for OVER 15 YEARS (talk about experience) and worked with major corporations such as Cox Automotive, Verizon Super Pages, and Major Commercial Finance companies. His journey wasn’t a smooth sailing one since he is also human like us (if you are reading this, you must be too), and he made many mistakes along the way. But he lived to share some wisdom from his own experience to help people on their work-from-home journey and create their own successful actions.
Good Note: During Covid utilizing the time and all of the skills he has learned to generate more income & success. Taking on work with a medical technology company that is now ready by having time working from home.
Bad Note: During his 13 years in the business there has been many bad notes whether it was work for himself or other corporations. Ultimately time gets away from you, getting caught up in doing the ‘best’ you can do. Thinking you can do everything. Constantly being away from your family and stressing about something you could have finished. Losing money and not giving yourself time to train yourself to develop.
Bandmates: At first there was no band, no delegating which took nothing but time away from him. After working for certain companies when there was a lot to do, he started utilizing people efficiently by marking down who was doing what, then work load diminished big time. Recognize what you do and what you don’t do.
Practice makes Progress: Plan out your calendar weekly or even daily to tackle what needs to be done. Schedule out your time for the different hats you need to wear, customer service, manager, employee etc.. Be the boss for yourself. As for scheduling other people, make sure they plan their personal time first!