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Tricks to Balancing Work & a Small Business

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Posted on August 19, 2019 by dragonspitapothecary

There are many reasons for starting your own direct sales business. I tend to believe with the amount of people with multiple side jobs there is an underlying need for financial security we are not getting from our regular 8 to 5 jobs. Seriously, we are not really wanting to work 100 hours a week are we? Yet, many of us put in a lot of hours ever day between multiple jobs to bring in extra money for our families, pay off a debt, secure our future or simply have something we’re wanting like a dream vacation.

The problem is most of us do realize our regular job is the one that is paying the bulk of our bills, pays for the insurance coverage our family needs and has to be the priority focus. As lovely as it sounds some days we cannot tell our boss where to put a report that’s due and go enjoy an afternoon on a private jet headed towards our private island. It just doesn’t work that way for the majority of us. Yet we still dream of the day we have everything paid off, our financial future is set and we can focus on things we enjoy, including running our own small business.

I’ve written before of how I would love to achieve the day my small business earns more than my salary at my regular job. That’s a lofty goal when I factor in the insurance, paid vacation, retirement matching funds and other benefits but it’s still a goal I have written. Some days it seems this is going to happen and be a reality and others I can’t spare two seconds to focus on my small business because of the demands of my regular job. However, I still dream it. I still want it and I still try to find ways to make it happen.

You Still Have to Take Care of You

It’s ok to rest.

It’s ok to take a day off and enjoy your family.

Just because this goal is super important and you’re working tirelessly at it day in and day out it’s ok to say not today. We cannot burn the candle at both ends all the time and expect to perform our best. Rest, sleep in, go to bed early. Be sure you are taking care of you and having enough time to recharge and rest. Your regular job and your small business are super important work but you can’t give it your best if you’re dragging from exhaustion all the time.