Are you one of those people who will do Whatever It Takes to succeed in your business?
Do you spend hours at a time on the computer?
Ever caught yourself saying you’re “too busy” to help your kids with their homework, or play a game, because you have “one more phone call to make”?
Which is more exciting to you … answering email from a “hot prospect”, or going to dinner and a movie with your “hot” spouse / significant other?
How often do you go to bed at night feeling guilty that you haven’t worked “hard enough”?
In short …
Are you more focused on Dreaming about the life you Want, at the expense of Living the life you Have?
Don’t get me wrong, I love having a part-time business, and I’m very much in favor of making lots and lots of money. But …
There’s more to measuring Success than just counting up the number of zeros in your bank account.
If you ever find yourself getting to the point where your family (and possibly even your friends) are not your First priority in life, it might just be an indication that it’s time re-examine your priorities.
It’s kind of ironic actually …
Most people, when asked why they started a home based business, will reflexively reply “To Spend More Time With My Family“.
… even as they devote almost all of their “free” time to the never ending pursuit of the almighty dollar.
The sad part is, I don’t think it has to be this way.
One of my favorite motto’s when it comes to building a successful home bused business has always been …
If you’re not Having FuN, you’re not Doing it Right
I don’t know about you, but if I ever get to the point where spending time with my family and friends isn’t my idea of FuN, I’ve got way bigger problems than not having enough zeros in the bank account.
So, Honest assessment time …
Are you currently finding a good balance between building your business and spending quality time with the people who are important in your life? And if so, what are some of your “secrets”?
Til next time,