What does it take for you to really get in the groove on a work day?
If you work for yourself, you understand what I'm talking about. Some days it's super easy. You just sit down at the computer or get on the phone and boom. Stuff starts to happen. But other days, getting started can feel like pulling teeth.
I love the days where I sit down and knock my to-do list out of the park. I know the feel of that place and the delivered deliverables are the evidence that I have been in the zone. It's easy, it's effortless and it flows.
It can totally make you feel like a ROCK STAR!
But here's the thing. For me that kind of focus & productivity isn't always something I can just pull out of my hat. Some days are better than others, of course.
I know, how bad can it be right? At least that's the view of those relying on someone else for a paycheck. It's pretty common for me to hear how lucky I am to work for myself and surprising how often people expect me to be available on a whim. Or they ask what I'm doing on a work day, when like everyone else, I'm working. There are some realities you need to plan for if you're self-employed. As with all aspects of business, the clearer and more realistic you are, the easier to grow, develop and achieve your goals.
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Catherine Mellon is a Social Media Director with 5 years experience helping entrepreneurs & small businesses use the internet to grow their business.