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Love what you do

It reminded me of the importance of loving what you do!  For us it more than a tagline - it is a way of life.  Confucius was believed to have said "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,"   I am certainly not saying that I love what I do everyday or somedays to be exact I don't want to be working in my business.  For those days I have learnt to listen to my mind and take some time out to enjoy what I like doing.  Or if it is an admin day I remember to crank up the music and clear my headspace and crack into it.   Over the last 9 years in business I have (and am ) learning many little tricks to tell my busy mind about the joy I get when I am working in my own business.  The self doubt will always try and sneak in - the emails will always pile up - but with some headset trickery I can get back on task and remember that I have a job I love - a career I love.

Key tips to help you LOVE your work
  • Ease yourself into your day.  Set up a routine first thing to set your daily intentions.  Meditate, sing your favourite song, have a long shower, go for an early morning walk - do something to ground yourself before jumping into the email queue
  • Schedule your email time three times a day - there is nothing worse than going down the email rabbit trap, and being reactive to every email that hits your inbox
  • Plan some mid-day focus time - work on your business, plan the week ahead or just get some jobs out of the way.  Turn your phone off during this time
  • Keep your hours and work in perspective - don't rush to deliver.  Set realistic timeframes and stick to them.  Be kind to you and your clients will respect you for it.
  • Create a to-do list.  Break it up into sections.  Admin, marketing, client work, Other.  Pretend to put a different hat on each time you change your section of work.
  • Make your workplace a pleasant environment.  Add some plants, candles, paintings and remember that a great environment will help the work flow.
  • Get support - call on your network for help and support. You are not in business alone.
  • Don't answer emails after hours/ respect your time off.
 
You can be the best that you are, give to your clients and give to yourself by following some of the above guidelines.

Love what you do