I saw this quote on instagram a few weeks ago and it has truly stuck with me.
Having my own business and being my own boss is THE BOMB. Seriously, but as the quote states, it truly is a way of life.
I know some people think that having your own business, setting your own hours and all that stuff is wonderful and it is, but there is this discipline that goes along with that.
My brain hardly EVER turns off. I'm constantly working, but I enjoy what I do so it doesn't feel like work.
The best thing I could have EVER done was hire an accountant. I mean really. The only thing I don't like about all of this is all the paperwork that goes along with it. I'm very organized, I always have been but this takes it to a WHOLE NOTHER LEVEL. Yes, I said whole nother.
I don't do a whole lot of marketing. Most of my business comes from word of mouth. I work hard to make sure what is coming out of peoples mouths is nothing but praise. Sure, there have been a couple of people who haven't been happy and that's fine. You truly can't please everyone and you also have to consider the source.
Every person that contacts me doesn't automatically become my client. NERP. When it comes to custom sewing, I just won't make any ole thing just to make some money. NERP. It's not about that for me (although the money is very good) I want you to look good in what you have made. It's my name and reputation on the line.
Even doing my photography, I don't accept every job. Some things I just don't want to be a part of or associated with. Not gonna happen.
My spa products? I don't go to just any event and set up my products. NOPE.
It's not hard being a business owner. It takes discipline and dedication. Most of the time you are the ONLY person doing everything. Thankfully I have a team of people who always help.
I couldn't do any thing that I do without God and my family. When I get SUPER busy they always step in. They see what needs to be done and they just do it. I'm blessed.
I have to balance my time. That can be hard sometimes but I get it done. I block off days where I don't work or even look at my work email, it's strictly about my family it works and it works well.
Don't think just because I mainly work from home (for now) that I have it easy. Not really lol. I still have a "house" to run. Since I'm organized AND I have a great support system normally everything runs pretty smoothly.
You wouldn't know it looking at my house today because everything is in shambles lol. The entire family has been BUSY and we ALL took a few days off lol.
That's it. Just had that on my mind :)
Talk to ya in the comments!