The Up’s and Down’s
I have had crazy, busy, happy couple of weeks in my business of late – I’m still on a roll. What I find most interesting is listening to conversations of different entrepreneurs who are saying they are slowing down/shutting down/for the late spring, or parts of it in Global Entrepreneurship Week. Truly?
I realize that can be seen as one of the benefits of being an entrepreneur – setting your timetable! There are bunches of perceptions and beliefs about ‘the life of an entrepreneur’ – how about we examine some of those and perceive how it sits with you.
I spent some days in the global entrepreneurship week – and felt quite confined when it came to things like facilitating change, vacation time, ‘mental health’ days (especially when I had been in a particular position for a long time and, at times, simply required a break!), and opportunities…..and a lot more. I couldn’t help thinking that life was constantly out of equalization – when I had time staring me in the face, I wasn’t making enough cash go anyplace special; once I started making the great cash, I didn’t have sufficient energy (or take the time) to go anywhere. I worked!
Nobody in my family had been self-employed, so this was quite the jump for me. The grass does dependably appear to be greener on the opposite side – so the decision was made and I entered the universe of self-work.
THE “UP” SIDE!
- I set my timetable – which I love, especially since I live nearer to my 88-year old mother now and can arrange a time with her as I pick.
- I pick my clients – I can determine the quantity of individuals I need to work with, the quality of the general population I work with, and when I need to work with them.
- I can arrange my particular vision, values, mission proclamation – goals and objectives – and align my work accordingly.
- I determine my revenue focuses for the year (month, week, day) and course rectifies when things may not go according to (my) arrangement.
- I live my passion and reason, every single day. It is so rewarding to know I am making a difference in individuals’ lives in an extremely tangible, ‘continuous’ way.
- I don’t have to purchase the same number of expensive suits – in light of the fact that I’m not in the same office, with the same individuals, all the live long day.
- I set my financial plan for travel for professional development – and get the chance to go to numerous impressive spots that I would not otherwise experience.
- I give myself a raise when I know I have more esteem to offer my clients.
- I announce my birthday a statutory holiday and celebrate accordingly.
- “I’m the boss – I make my particular standards” cite my friend, Marg (who is sitting here with me at the house).
THE “DOWN” SIDE!
- I set my particular calendar – and, at times, work, extend periods of time and days.
- I have to find clients – every last day. The marketing never closes.
- I can arrange my particular vision – goals – objectives – and it’s a steady extend to guarantee I am continually becoming my best and delivering my best.
- I determine my revenue targets – and should be out there, every last day, ‘making the bacon.’ I’m “it” – nobody else to rely on upon.
- Staying passionate about the work I do – when, in reality, it’s frequently challenging explaining to individuals precisely what it is I truly do (especially to the family).
- Avoiding the propensity to act as the ‘solitary ranger’ – doing everything myself. We realize that doesn’t work.
- Setting my particular travel spending plan and ensuring my on-going commitment to professional development every single year.
- The “trepidation” that can crawl into my mind when it comes times to raise my charges – that old negative self-talk can regularly re-show up and sometimes act as a burden when I need to develop my business.
- No ‘down side’ to declaring my birthday a holiday!
- I am the boss – it’s time to take care of business. That is a tremendous responsibility.
As should be obvious, there are 2 sides to each story and situation. Success lies in the way that we take a gander at things – and handle situations – and continue moving forward.
It takes ‘action’! Being an entrepreneur, and self-employed, is no simple errand – however, it beyond any doubt has its prizes. It gives a gigantic feeling of opportunity – and if you need to take the mid-year off – simply be certain you have every one of the frameworks and procedures set up to support your decision and that will make on-going revenue during that period.
There is one thing that I know without a doubt – I’ll be around – the business of course – in light of the fact that I plan my breaks consistently, instead of in one bump time frame……because I can.
Things being what they are, are there “up’s and down’s” to being an entrepreneur? Totally. Pretty much as in life, it’s the way we take a gander at things and manage them that has the effect. Success is according to the viewer; I figure you can say.