by Melanie Grillet on March 25, 2014
So I’ve achieved my dream of owning my own business, helping people through our coaching, and having an entirely free and mobile lifestyle. It’s AWEsome. I love it so much, I’m fueled daily to work on my business from the early morning to the wee hours, unless I’m hanging with my hubby or doing something else cool.
So what’s the problem?
Well, I’ve noticed in my intense devotion toward my solo entrepreneurial pursuits, that that’s exactly what they are… solo. Running an online/over-the-phone business, it’s easy to lose social connections as you work work work on all the things you’re in charge of and can control all alone. In the blur of productivity, you may not see the actual cost that comes with all that alone time until you’re running on emotional fumes.
Instead, look for the balance of social time and alone time that works for you and your business. Recognize that one of the essential elements of running your business may actually be to take some time away from it to engage with the others… to be social… to fuel your spirit in the ways that only come from personal connection.
Anyone want to go out for a drink? I’m in!
Melanie Grillet is a life coach, writer, world traveler, art lover, movie-maker, homeowner, professional skydiver, devoted wife, and Founder and CEO of Highcomms.com. Melanie goes huge in all aspects of her life, living her version of “the dream,” and helps other people live theirs too through coaching, education, transformative conversations, and no-nonsense accountability.