- I’m working 14 hour days and have 9 clients, as soon as I hit 10 I won’t take on any more.
- I’m making $6000 a month, as soon as I hit $8000 I’ll start taking more time off.
- I should get my client an appreciation gift…nah, I shouldn’t spend my hard earned money on that right now, maybe after another couple of months.
- I’m working on a lot of different things for my clients, I really should bring in other specialists to help, but then I have to pay them and I’ll make less money each month… screw it, I can do it all myself.
- I really need a holiday, damn it’s been a while, but I guess I should wait until I’ve got a bit more in the bank.
The list goes on and on….
We all put things off. Make excuses and find creative ways to rationalize our decisions.
The problem is that in almost all of these cases your initial feeling is right and your rationalization is wrong.
If you believe that you should send a little thank you gift to your clients – DO IT! Don’t wait around and think about it…just get it done.
If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed and exhausted it’s probably a good time to take a break and relax a little.
Sure, you may make a little less than you would otherwise in the short-term…yet your body, mind and soul will thank you and it’ll pay dividends in the long-term.
How do you recommend dealing with issues like these?