I forget now and then to shut off the small business owner mindset.
I recently sold goats. The process began with me catching goats (quite the feat for a short middle-aged woman), and then I moved them to a holding pen. When the buyers arrived, I helped move the goats from the convenient holding pen onto a trailer. There were excited children involved. Laughing, giddy children, that asked their mom and dad (referring to me), “Can she go home with us?” I got lost in the hour(s). It was fun. It felt good.
Ker-plunk – let’s hear the sound of the stamp on the time card, stamping the end of the day. Mary, speaking to myself, do you hear me? Ker-plunk!
After the time card is stamped, there is no overtime pay (well, sometimes it does pay to burn the midnight oil).
In general – don’t take the office home with you.
You’ll be healthier, fresh, and ready to really tackle your role as a small business owner when the time clock springs back into action.
“In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.” –John Ruskin