There are many perks to having my own business. For example, an alarm doesn’t go off, demanding me to jump out of bed and inhale a breakfast bar prior to spending unwanted time in my car during a morning commute to my place of employment. No, on the contrary I can lounge in the early am hours, unless “I” have scheduled an appointment or event. Gradually I will meander to my sacred quilting studio for the rest of the day. But let’s face it 99% of my working day consists of “Me, Myself and I”. I am only graced with my red-headed assistant approximately 12 hours a week, if I’m lucky (can someone please give me the winning lottery ticket so I can make her full-time?). That being said, it can get a bit dull day in and day out keeping this business in motion as a one woman show. Moreover, being my own drill sergeant is really over rated!
I Must Get Rid of “Me, Myself and I” Every Now and Then
Yes, attending Quilting Shows, like MQX this past week, provides me the amazing opportunity to shed the dullness of working alone. Traveling to different towns, and states; interacting with incredible people who share the passion of this craft, all keeps me stimulated until I return to my studio.
Engaging ourselves with others by physically attending classes and lectures eliminates the loneliness that can easily consume us. In order to be professionally productive, and creative we need to be stimulated by other people. And shedding “Me, Myself and I” can be the best route to acquiring those much-needed attributes.
Step outside your working arena, and re-energize yourself by embracing those gifted people who share your desire to quilt. Even if it is for only a few hours here and there, you will refill your emotional bucket. Trust me, that emotional bucket needs to be overflowing when you choose to have your own business. So fill your calendar with some events. And follow my lead when walking out the door smile and think, “See ya soon Me, Myself and I”.
Do you give yourself a break from being the solo office Nazi?