Again, another random title lol but it is something I want to talk about, as let’s face it, your family have a massive influence in your business, at the end of the day I am pretty sure they are one of the top 5 reasons you started in the first place.
But do you talk to your partner? Do you bounce ideas off them? Do you ask for advice? And MORE importantly, do you NOT talk about business!?
Let’s face it we are all culprits of having a moan, or talking to your partners as soon as they take the key out the door, not least because it’s nice to see them, but also to the fact you have been in your home office all day, so adult company is always nice.
But we need to be mindful not to bombard them with our woes and worries, it’s nice to bounce those ideas off your loved ones, but equally, it is nice to SWITCH OFF, you’ll hear this a lot from me in the future. I am all for working to grow my business but I am also a massive advocate of having that downtime, and more so lately with all the #headstogether campaign too.
I know this is so off topic when it comes to business, whichever industry you are in, but it’s one that needs to be out there and spoken about, and being a business owner I worry about this too, when working from home we lock ourselves away in a bubble and sometimes forget to come out for air.
Your family are the ones supporting you, so make sure you are connecting with them and making sure if you have any problems they are aware of them.
Equally, you need to make sure you have plenty of down times too, this is such an important part of your business thriving, if you are not logging off and enjoying what is around you then it becomes a chore and no different to going and working for someone else.
Remember your reasons
Now and then you need to put things in check and you need to remember why you are doing what you are doing, this works on other things too not just business related. But sit and ask yourself what were the reasons you started your business.
- Stick to your hours
- Switch off
- Play and talk with your family and friends
- Enjoy downtime
- Remember you need to make sure you talk to those around you, it’s so easy to lock yourself away
- Enjoy your business, but also enjoy the reasons why you started
Your family and friends are there to support you, talk to them, be honest with them, and more importantly ENJOY what you have
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