I love my job. Every day there is something different in my business. People, of course never remain the same. Hence, there is always a new challenge to tackle. I’m in my eighth year of independent consulting and for the most part, I’ve never looked back.
To be in charge of how you control your day, to decide how to grow the business, or where to look for opportunity is a heady, freeing experience. It’s creative and heavily responsible. It’s great.
The biggest ongoing challenge for me is when do I turn IT off and live my life outside of IT? There are many days when I look at the clock and realize three blissful hours have passed and I had no idea.
OOPS…was I supposed to go grocery shopping? Was I planning to go for my walk at 6? Too late now. Even now as I am writing this blog, another personal joy, it is past ten o’clock in the evening and I haven’t completed a couple of other chores necessary to complete the day.
Learning to wind down and walk away from the excitement of the next deal, next training, next coaching session…next anything in business is my achilles heal. The very thing I love can, at times, be a problem.
I tell My Beloved every day that I am working on me and I mean it. There is some issue that I am thinking about or working on that involves my small world…whether its physical, spiritual, emotional. This is how I am wired.
Sigh…balance…the elusive word. I’ve been pursuing it hard. I suppose when I get there…well…you finish the sentence…