It’s been quiet around the blog of late and I really wanted to apologise to you all.
You see, I was working such long hours to try and make my business work. To be honest I wasn’t seeing the results I was hoping for.
I was taking on more and more projects, my ideas were running wild and I was loosing focus. I kept taking on more and more and I was spending less and less time focusing on my family and full time paying job.
Sure you might be thinking, “isn’t he doing all of this so he doesn’t have to work a full time 9-to-5 job again” and you’re not too far off the money. Except the job I am in at the moment is pretty good in fact, I’m getting paid to go to university, so I want to do well.
For the last 3 weeks I haven’t worked on anything. I’ve been on holidays with my family and it’s been great. I was working all the time, I was on my phone, emailing and tweeting all the time that I had forgotten why I had wanted to have a successful online business in the first place.
I wanted the freedom to spend time with my family
It wasn’t going well. I wasn’t focusing on my studies, I wasn’t paying enough attention to my kids, I was heading down the wrong path. Finally last night it came to me.
I need to prioritise what is important and what can wait. (Click to tweet this)
You see, if you’re an entrepreneur, sidepreneur, intrapreneur or anything else you want to call yourself, sometimes you can get carried away. “There’s not enough hours in the day!” but the thing is we need to focus and decide what is important to help us succeed. There is no point being a jack of all trades and a master of none!
For me, I have prioritised the following things (I’m keeping this list short to help with balancing my time):
1. Family – spending less time on the computer and my phone and more time with my kids.
2. My health – with all the projects and work I’ve been taking on, I’ve been neglecting my health
3. My education – this encompasses both formal and informal
4. Tweet Canberra & The SMR – examine current objectives and goals for these businesses
I think it is important from time to time to take a break and examine your current goals and objectives for anything you are doing, blogging, fitness, business or life in general. This is what I am aiming to achieve over the next week and there will be a series of posts to show how I am working through it all. So stay tuned!