It may come as no surprise that those who venture off into the world of self-employment have no pertinacity for traditional employment. As I, myself power through the ebbs and flow of business, I am faced with the financial decision of returning to the workforce. I say financial, because it isn't necessarily a logical decision.
I know that they wont pay me what I could have the potential to pay myself. I know that I would lose the momentum I've gained, and slow professional progress significantly to sign onto somebody else's idea of my worth right now. I know that I am not alone in this!
I meet many other entrepreneurial in spirit type folk and they are all equipped with this same rationale for not returning to a steady paycheck and some benefits. We also experience similar disadvantages to being the kind of people we are!
Almost all the other budding entrepreneurs I meet are stretched thin and building plates, upon plates full of projects. This is not a bad thing. You see, the myth that traditional employment is steadfast is clear to the entrepreneurial in mind. We know that generating multiple revenue streams is the closest to permanency in financial security anyone will ever create. So, that's what we try to do. Understanding this concept is an early step in the process though. Stopping here will not secure success.
The difference between those truly succeeding and those trying to succeed? Those who succeed have a clear, but flexible plan of action. They have trained themselves to stay on task and follow through.
So today's M$M tip? Prioritize, Focus, and Good Luck.
Take my screenshot here as an example of letting distractions design your route to success. If I could only stay on task, I'd head toward success at a much faster rate. In order to stay focused, I must first prioritize. I prioritize by working for money first. Additionally, I prioritize my 'volunteer' services. I first volunteer to my budding organization, Papillon Libre, then to others. Once I have prioritized, I focus on each task at hand. Today, I told myself "NO! Stay on task!" about 25 times in less than 45 minutes. Finally, I wish you luck, and this isn't because luck is part of the equation. I only wish you luck with prioritizing and focusing. Because if you are anything like me, you will need it!