What an eventful week. Since my last newsletter, it has been an extremely productive and fruitful week. While multitasking - I'm not ambidextrous, but I wish I was - it occurred to me how we measure productivity. Do we go far enough? Are we doing well? Are we being honest with ourselves?
Please don't make judgement on my hubris thoughts. It's the Aries traits
Working on your own is a constant battle. Being your own boss has its advantages. Naturally, you have to be the boss (obviously). Being flexible and having fluid working hours is also one of them. However, if you don't have a specific ritual or strict discipline to get your work done, you will be constantly distracted. I've noticed an increase in the number of people pursuing their passion work. Taking the opposite path to avoid being in the comfort zone is a gutsy move. Free fall. Risky. It's as terrifying as *uck!
It is, also, beautiful, adventurous, fun, fascinating, and extremely cool!
I can't believe it's been 5 years since I've been working on my own - or “freelancing.” But measuring business growth and being content with limited resources always ground me. It assists me in finding solutions and allowing for more options. When things don't go as planned, I rise above. These minor details make me appreciate the work I do. I may sound a little pompous with this statement, but nobody will pat your back except you. So take credit, be proud, and keep learning. You'll be fine.
Of course, there are always advantages and disadvantages. But I've learned to meet people halfway. When it's your turn, always listen first, then think and speak. Being in charge of something is a privilege, so don't be a jerk about it. Because you can choose kindness while still doing great things. Criticizing minor details shows how volatile your attitude can be. Your reaction reveals the type of person you are.
When circumstances exceed your expectations, keep your cool and show kindness. We all make an effort. When things go wrong, it is probably not your fault either. However, when you are mistaken, own up to it, provide a solution, and then move on.
Don't be too hard on yourself.
Please use your brain wisely, take good care of your body, and slow down when you need to. Listen to your heart if you must. To do well means to do enough. I'm not here to tell you what's right and wrong. But, I'll let you evaluate your own productivity.