If you’re a small business owner, you already know not everything is beautiful roses and sunshine! Sometimes days are BOMB and business is great, other times not so much. Now, put that on top of working a 9-5 and what do you have? Some busy days for sure! Your business can be overwhelming by itself and when you have a full-time job, that multiplies the amount of time you are spent working.
When your business is something you truly love, you tend to live and breathe it just like anything else you love. You take care of it. You nurture it. You protect it. This means that every chance you get, you are working towards making it greater. You are working towards more of everything: more work, more clients, more business. This is where the lesson comes in. How much is too much? Do you continue booking clients when it’s already too much? Do you continue working those products when you’re already head over your heels with everything else? Let’s find some ways to make it all work for our good. Like my grandmother would say, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Honestly, I’m not exactly sure how they came up with that but hey, it works. :)
Balance: Balance is extremely important. You cannot work efficiently if you pile too much on your plate. This is where quality over quantity comes into play. Be mindful of your time. You don’t want to rush through things and it not be of your usual quality. Your customers deserve the best YOU. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself to ensure you can provide them just that.
Self-Care: Taking care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally will also play a part in your business. Again, YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST! (That was for the people in the back).
Take A Break: It's OK to take break if you need to, but never stop. Girl, you were born with a gift and purpose! Whatever it is, go at it full speed. Not everyone has gotten to the point of finding their passion and that's OK. For those that have found their purpose, please continue at it. No matter what obstacle you face, if that’s what you have passion for, you’ll always figure it out. Use your God-given gift, purpose, talent and watch how He works everything out for you.
Eventually, you may see that God has worked it out so much that you have to ask yourself, “Is it time for me to step out on faith and become a full-time entrepreneur. That is the goal after all right? Girl let me tell you. If the blessings are pouring in, reevaluate some things! This may be your season and you’re not recognizing it. LEVEL UP!!! Now I’m not saying go out there and quit your 9-5 knowing you got bills to pay and kids to care of. Make sound decisions. What I will say is, I’m forever going to listen to God’s word because when he says it’s time to move, I’m on the first thing smoking OKAY?!!!
For each and everyone reading this, I pray these last two months give you exactly what you need to make 2019 your best year yet!! When things start to shift in your favor, you want to be ready!! I know I'm coming for everything mine in 2019!! :)
Until next time, Peace and Love :)