When people ask me how many hours I work in an average week, I have to say that I don’t know. First of all, there is no such thing as an “average” week. Beyond that, I don’t think about how many hours I spend working, because I love what I do. My work and my life are intertwined.
I decide where my efforts will be directed, with whom I will work, what products and services I will offer, and who my clients will be. I set my own goals and my own schedule.
There is no one looking over my shoulder to tell me what I should be doing. That can be scary for some people, but if you are passionate about what you do it is exhilarating.
That passion not only drives you to reach your goals, it makes it easier to attract customers, too. After all, if you don’t fervently believe that your product or service can make my life better, why should I buy from you?
People often tell me that they are amazed by all the things I get done. I am proud of my accomplishments, but I also look around and see all of the things that I want to do, and feel driven to do more.
When you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. That makes it easier to put in a lot of hours when you need to. The great thing about working for myself, though, is that I can take time off when I want to.
This coming week includes the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., so I am going to reward myself by taking a little time off, hanging out with my husband, and goofing off a bit. I suggest that you find a way to unwind and recharge, too.
If you are not currently following your passion, this week would be a good time to start making plans to change careers, start a business or move your business in a new direction. Do it!