I was doing that thing in my head last night while I was trying to sleep.. I need to order a cake for Austin’s birthday, fix a customer account for this person, contact someone about some cool Instagram stuff, this would make a great blog post, I really hope so and so decides to do this business with us because she’d be great, I really need to get up early and workout, I need to go to sleep like right NOW.
LISTS. Who else makes lists at night? Where your brain just won’t turn off? That has been my brain for the last year as I’ve taken a different journey in life. One of the most exciting journeys I’ve ever been on, but definitely one that takes discipline.
I quit my job almost one year ago to pursue our network marketing business full-time from home so that I could be with Austin more. It’s blessed us beyond our wildest dreams and I’ve definitely learned some lessons along the way this year.
Being your own boss is AMAZING. You can wake up when you want, work when you want, where you want. You can take a day off if you please. But let’s be honest – you have to WORK. In my business I don’t necessarily have to work 8 hours a day, but I do have certain things I must get done every single day, or my business won’t sustain or grow. So I must be disciplined to do those things every day, even when I don’t feel like it.
If I want my business to grow I have to set my own goals. No one is telling me which direction my business should go or what I should be striving for or like in the corporate world, there aren’t any company wide goals to support. So I have to sit down each month, sometimes week, and decide what goals I’m working toward. I write them down and keep them in front of me because 80% of goals are accomplished if written down, as opposed to not writing them down. So write down those goals y’all and then SMASH them!
Setting Business Hours.
It’s TOO easy to work all day long, especially if you’re RED like me. I’m driven to succeed and make more money. I could potentially work on my business all day because I love it so much and see the potential growth in front of me. But then my family would probably miss me.. ha. I go HARD during nap time (unless I desperately need a nap myself that day) and set block schedules in my day to work. When JB gets home we have dinner and play with Austin. I try my best not to work my business during that precious family time. Sometimes I’ll stay up a little later in the evening and work after everyone else goes to bed. The BEST thing about being an entrepreneur is setting your own hours.
Getting Thick Skin.
People tell me no and people ignore me.. every single day. I’ve been criticized, laughed at and sassy to. But at the end of the day it doesn’t matter. My business is focused on the people that do support me and want to be a part of this amazing dream life. I brush off the haters and move on. Time spent worrying about what other people thing is time wasted I could’ve been helping someone else and making another dollar. HOLLAR!
As of now, I can never see myself going back to the corporate world. Being an entrepreneur is my DREAM LIFE. I can’t imagine working for anyone else but ME! Focusing on the things I love and being with my sweet baby boy everyday is just what God has called me to do.
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