I am one person. Short of not sleeping or maintaining time to be with family, or to make time for myself, I cannot be the expert at everything. I cannot give my best to a wide variety of services. None of us are machines, and this is the reality a solopreneur must embrace from the beginning! I am a writer!
I am not fond of New Year resolutions. I like goals, but only those that are smart goals, with my main focus set on goals that are accountable and measurable. Smart stands for: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time-bound So, if I say I want to lose weight in 2019, that is not a smart goal. […]
So, as I map out my to-do list for the day I also include time for interruptions. Of course, we wouldn’t be in business if we weren’t being interrupted at some point, right? But, what is the solution to staying on track when we’ve been pulled away? Again, I believe it is communication. I also believe it is collaboration—an agreement of sorts between client/contractor/employee, and this is an integral piece of a smooth-operating team, especially when remote team members are part of the picture.
It is difficult to find or recognize positive inspiration when you are in the middle of beating yourself up. Step away, take a break, and do something different. Go somewhere — get into a different environment. Take a walk. Take a drive in the car. Go to a movie. Dig in the garden. Just go somewhere other than the place where you were frustrated and looking for inspiration!
Do you want to give business to people that support other people. People that aren’t clamoring on top of each other to make that extra dollar. Instead, people that are focused on you — the customer — the number one reason they are in business to begin with?