Hit the Small Business Time Clock

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

http://www.mary-humphrey.com

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6 thoughts on “Hit the Small Business Time Clock

  1. goatpod2 says:

    LOL, you should have seen my Dad trying to catch goats for a young boy that picked up 5 of our goats last Saturday, it took my Dad, the boy that was getting 3 does and 2 bucks, and the lady that drove the truck and trailer but the bucks were easy to catch though. But we no longer have to catch goats now though since we don’t have any to catch!

    Amy

    • goatpod2 says:

      I feel fine about them being gone really since we still have plenty of ducks, 16 cats, and 3 dogs (1 is my brother’s) but we have a lot of free time now though and we can relax and do other things. I’ve been reading a lot on my Kindle Fire and listening to podcasts and checking my e-mail and Facebook and other things on it.

      Just ordered a new digital camera and it should arrive soon!

      Amy

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