Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer days

Summer has arrived in Ireland and for few days sunshine invites me to do all but work.

I was even brave enough to take a dip in the ocean (admittedly, with some help). Freezing so badly it hurt, but the body felt so fresh.

This IS an issue when doing a home-based business, how to overcome one's laziness and do the actual work.
My remedy - set your goals realistically and try to find a solution that allows you to both do your work and as in my case, enjoy the sunshine.

Anyway, it doesn't feel much like work, or, to be precise, it's work without the nasty bits usually attached to a job - like a boss, customer service sweetness when you actually don't give a damn about either the product or the customer, and many more.
The difference is - I am my own boss and don't need to follow any rules. If I want to get up in the middle of the night, cook myself a two course dinner and then do a serious session of online marketing - tah-dah - I CAN.
And I genuinely care about both my product and my customers. I sell things that I make myself, that are very precious to me, full of my energy and attention - this makes a whole lot of a difference.

But, the clock is ticking and my hours of sunshine are passing bit by bit.
Enough work for today, time to spoil myself with the summer.
Might even be brave enough for another swim, this time longer than five seconds?

1 comment:

  1. Ahoj there, brave swimmer! You beat me to it this year, probably by many days :-D