Many times we focus on the difficulties of working for ourselves. I struggle myself with discipline, working alone, being responsible, setting a reasonable schedule and all the other issues. However, I’d like to encourage you today to take time to enjoy the perks!
There are many and I hope you can add your own to my list:
- Sick Days – _I_ decide
- Vacation – _my_choice
- Hours – if I am a nightowl, that’s okay
- Pay – I am in charge again. If I want a raise, it is up to me.
- Priorities – _I_ set them
- Business Philosophy and Climate? Again, within MY control
- Office Politics? Nope
- Dress Code? – No pantyhose here!
- Family – ahh – the big one
I love having Family at the center of my business. It has always been so for me and will remain that way. While I advocate a schedule and a Daily List for productivity, nothing can measure the motivation from those little interruptions that bring joy to the day. What has me in this reflective mood today? A short visit from my grandbabies who played in the yard with their grandpa while I finished a coaching call and
then greeted me with shouts and hugs and love. Ahh, THAT is the point of all this. I took a few minutes to play, to walk to see the big tree that had fallen over, to find a stick bug that was soooo hard to find. THAT sends me back to work happier, refreshed and more motivated to make my time in here count so I can spend more time out there.
THANK YOU to my dear DIL Jamey and my beautiful ‘babies’ Avery, Braden & Bennett.