If you’re running a business in your spare time, this is probably something you’re going to get a lot, primarily because few people will respect it as “real work”
My strategies – I have a door to my office, and I close it when I really need to focus. My kids slowly but surely are learning to avoid opening it unless something important is going on.
My wife is less accepting of this concept 🙂 Luckily, she has her own things, so she doesn’t interrupt me all that often.
Also, I will often get up at 5 am or 7 am, and get in 1 – 4 hours of interruption free work on the weekends, or 1 – 2 hours on weekdays.
When I’m struggling with a difficult problem at the office, I’ll either move into a conference room, or put a Do Not Disturb sign on my cube door. I rarely remember to turn off my cellphone, though.
New topic for the PicoBusiness Forum – What strategies do you use to keep interruptions at bay?