Addressing the Fulltime Job Transition to Entrepreneurship

May 14th, 2009 by | Print

In looking through the list of challenges that were submitted to me over time from my subscribers, I realize that I may have missed a number of issues in some of the telecalls that I’ve done. So I’m going to start addressing some of the challenges (chosen randomly) right here!

Take Sheryl for example. She wrote:

“I work fulltime in a day job and then part time trying to get my home based business profitable.  With the amount of training with my new business and running a household and a day job, I find myself scattered all over the place and not progressing as fast as I need to – help!”

Hi Sheryl,

I’ve been there and it is indeed an interesting balancing act. When we are stressed, it is so easy become scattered and unfocused. I haven’t met anyone who has been 100% immune to this dilemma.

Some of the strategies that have helped me and my clients when we get into that space is to remind our loved ones–especially the ones we live with–of our vision. Stating our requirements and boundaries in a loving but decisive way is another “must communicate.”

Ask them to give you the space and time you need to realize that vision daily but also include giving them your undivided attention as a gift to all of you. Open communication and supportive environments are so important.

If you can take some conscious “Sheryl” time for at least an hour a day–even if you don’t think you have time, just doing something you love, whether if it’s being out in nature, reading a good book, journaling (one of my favorites!), exercise (I get so many ideas when I’m exercising!), etc., it will make all the difference because down time is still productive time as you’re recharging your batteries.

Also, be patient with the process and yourself (I know–easier said than done!), and have faith that as you’re consistently doing something every day moving you toward you goals, the baby steps will add up, and the freedom and autonomy you seek will be the reality rather than the wish.  Celebrate the small wins daily!

And remember: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” -Mark Twain

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Next Thursday I will address another submitted challenge so stay tuned!

One Response to “Addressing the Fulltime Job Transition to Entrepreneurship”

  1. Connie Says:

    Extremely helpful airtlce, please write more.

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