Work… Everyone Has Their 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
With that said, I 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Aarrange my particular vision, values, mission proclamation; goals and objectives; and align my work accordingly.
- Determine my revenue focuses for the year (month, week, day) and course rectifies when things may not go according to (my) arrangement.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Give myself a raise when I know I have more esteem to offer my clients.
- 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!
- Set my particular calendar; and, at times, work, extend periods of time and days.
- Find clients; every last day. The marketing never closes.
- Arrange my particular vision; goals; objectives; and it’s a steady extend to guarantee I am continually becoming my best and delivering my best.
- 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.
However, 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.