This is a common question I get from people who work traditional 9—5 jobs, or who don’t have much experience in the small business world or in freelancing. And it’s an excellent question: if you don’t have a boss, then how can you stay on track with your work? What’s to stop you from just not doing anything all day long? Who keeps you motivated to keep working?
There are three steps, in my experience, to be productive, keep on track, and stay disciplined when you don’t have a boss:
1) Outline your goals and workload.
What is your main goal with your work?