A question I get asked often, directly and indirectly, is should you work even when you don’t feel like working.
This is something that comes up for all business owners or people who work for themselves. Anyone who has a choice in whether they work on any given day or not.
Of course, we all have those days when we just don’t feel like working for whatever reason. Sometimes there’s no reason in particular other than we just don’t feel like it. And that’s totally normal – we’re only human, right?
But I really don’t think there is a one-size-fits-all answer for this question.
And instead, I’d like to counter it with another question.
And that question is:
What is your mission and vision?
In answering that question, you will be able to decide whether you should be working or not.
Because if your mission and vision is to be very present with your family for 35 hours of the working week, and to have a very low touch business where you can work for a couple of hours every single day, then the answer you are looking for is probably no… if you are able to organise it so that even if you don’t always do the two hours a day, but things are able to tick along without you having to worry, then the answer is no, don’t work.
However, if you have the desire to create a really big business, whether that means a high level of staff, a high turnover, a high profit – and some days you just don’t feel like working… then your answer depends on whether or not showing up is in alignment with your vision for what you are creating for your business.
I’m going to be super honest. There are some days where I just don’t feel like working. And some people would say, well… don’t. But I want to counter that with, is the mission and the vision that I have for this business, and the mission and the vision that I have for my family, and the mission and the vision that I have for myself.
And I need to stress that this doesn’t mean you should be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, because that’s not living, that definitely is not The Freedom Experience, and downtime is important too. But the mission and the vision require me to be consistent in the way that I create content, and the way that I serve my communities, and the way that I manage my team and interact with my team. And so not feeling like it isn’t a good enough excuse for me.
The question is, is it for you?
I would love to hear if this resonates with you and whether it gives you some food for thought, because I of course want you to play and have fun and really be able to be spontaneous and know that spontaneity within business comes from building and structure. That’s when you have that structure you can afford to play.
To listen to Episode 69 of The Limitless Life Experience Podcast where I riff on this some more, just click here
I really want to know what this brings up for you. Hit me up on the gram and let me know.
All the love,
Faith + Action = Miracles