When I say “treat your business like a party” I don’t mean keg stands and balloons – though hey, that would make for an interesting client call! Rather, I mean you should act as a perfect host/hostess in regards to how you run your business.
Like many people, I use to live for the weekends. With only 90 minutes between getting home from work and bedtime, I constantly thought “There’s no way I can do [this] today, I’ll do it this weekend!”
[This] being writing a blog post, folding clothes, organizing the linen closet, whatever!
Then the weekend would come and I’d be too swamped with laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, etc. to actually enjoy spending time with my family like I wanted to.
Meanwhile I was working 40+ hours every week with a 45 minute commute each way and still barely making ends meet.
When it comes to time management, it doesn’t matter how many “to do” lists you write out or how many affirmations you say, if you’re not clear on WHY it all matters, you’ll never break the habit that is procrastination.
No matter how successful you are as a business owner, you’re bound to border on burnout at one point or another. Below are some of my favorite quotes and best advice for entrepreneurs who are struggling to find their motivation.
Every month, I make money with affiliate marketing and since quitting my 9-5 to be a work-at-home mom, it’s become an even more important part of my overall business plan. If you have a blog, you too should be using affiliate marketing as a way to bolster your overall profits.