Are you finding that you are working around the clock 24/7? Many business owners have a difficult time shutting their work brain off. To be more productive selling art, you need to take a day off.
I have been self-employed for over twenty-five years, and one of the most important things that I have learned is that it is not how many hours you put in that makes your business grow it is the decisions that you make.
There are many times that I keep adding to my plate. I often find new projects to work on to build my art and marketing businesses. The problem that occurs is that it takes longer to accomplish projects when there are too many to work on. When I do not allow myself to take a break, my decisions suffer.
My wife often keeps me grounded. I share my plans, and my wife will often say, “When will you be able to fit that in?”
It brings me back to reality, and I can focus on what I am doing at the time. When a project is finished, then I can start a new one.
Be More Productive Selling Art Take Breaks
If you want to get stuff working at home, you need to take breaks. Your brain and body are not meant to go non-stop. The longer you go without taking a break, the slower you’re going to be working. This has happened to me on and off for the past 25 years. There will be times when I have a deadline for a project, and I will put in some extra hours to accomplish it, but for the most part, I will always take a day off during the week and enjoy what is most important, spending time with my family.
By taking breaks, you’re going to increase your productivity and get more done in the long run. Schedule yourself days off and vacations.
The Negative Side Of Working At Home
The first art business that I started in early 2000’s was a learning experience. I have the mindset that when I have a goal, I will do what is necessary to achieve that goal. I wanted nothing more than to build a successful business.
In two years I was bringing in over six figures a year. I wanted more. I wanted to build the business more. I found that I would work 24/7, holidays and not take any vacations. I have learned that most of the time I was spending on work was wasted time. Most of my energy was unproductive. If I took breaks, scheduled days off and went on vacations, I would be able to clear my mind and make better decisions that would go my business faster.
That is what I do now with my new businesses. My wife and I spend quality time, and I cherish every minute of it. I am motivated to make the time I am working more productive so I can spend more time with my wife.
The Flame Dies Out
Do you remember the energy that you had when you first started your business? It is an exciting time for every new business owner.
If you are not careful, your flame will burn out, and your business will suffer. By taking days off and scheduling vacation time, you will be able to keep that flame burning.
If you do not give yourself time to recuperate you will burnout. Your business and family will be affected.
Fuel The Fire
Fuel the fire by taking care of yourself mentally and physically. Owning a business is a very exciting and rewarding career. Be proud of your accomplishments and enjoy the little things in life that matter. Be more productive selling art online and start enjoying your life.
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