During a recent networking meeting the facilitator asked, “How do you official open and close your business each day [when you’re self-employed]?” It made me start to think. When you work for someone else you typically go to work, punch a time clock or in some other way officially begin and end.
Many evenings too numerous to mention found me still hunkered down over the computer, “open” for business – at least until this question had me begin to look at how I’d been operating.
I took on “opening” and “closing” my business each day, and found that I’m far more productive during my open hours than I was when I was “open” all of the time. I know what I want to get accomplished in the time allotted and I have something to look forward to at the end of the day: time off.
What are you looking forward to?