As solopreneurs and micro-business owners, we are often teams of one working hard to get everything on our To-Do list accomplished. It takes discipline to keep on task, make progress, and fight procrastination. It’s especially difficult when you work from home because the lines between life/family/business are so blurry.
There I was, sitting in a hotel lobby, on a long-awaited weekend retreat with a mastermind buddy. It was glorious. Two days away, with no distractions.
We were working on our business strategies for the upcoming year, plugging along, when suddenly I had this overwhelming urge to go make myself a cup of chai tea. (Chai tea had been my go-to afternoon pick-me-up for ages, and my energy was lagging.)
The problem was, I was in a hotel lobby with no access to my beloved chai tea.
Your brain is buzzing, teeming with activity and fleeting thoughts. You have so much going on up there that you can’t possibly remember everything. Clarity and focus is elusive. Then it happens. When you get in the shower, like magic, a lightbulb goes off.
When you don’t have to technically leave the house for anything at all, it’s tempting to just… stay home. And with all the tech available to us, we can have virtual meetings, order anything we could possibly want online, have an entire week of groceries delivered, and (thanks to mobile deposit) we don’t even have to go to the bank when we get paid!
It’s delightful working in your own space—until it’s not.
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