These notes are based on Proverbs 6:4-11. Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today. It’s so easy to talk about, and so hard to do, isn’t it? The pastor really hit me with the remark, “Inspiration doesn’t change your life if you do nothing with it.” We must be intentional with our time. I have learned this as I have managed my time over the last year. When you are working for yourself, being a self-starter is critical!
If there is one thing I’ve learned from searching for work in Arizona, and now Ohio, it’s this: Get up every day.
That may sound too simple, but I’ve seen so many people trip over this truth. When you don’t have a job to go to, and you aren’t freelancing, it can be tempting to sleep in or decide it’s too much work to leave the house. Push back on that temptation! Get up early and get out the door!
I am thankful I’ve had the chance to ride with my wife each morning. It has been so important for me to keep the morning ritual going. I get so much done when I start the day the same time each day.
This has allowed me to get some writing done, search for the next great opportunity and set up networking appointments. It has also allowed me to do volunteer work for the church she serves. So if you are in a transition, don’t let bad habits. Get up early, rise consistently, and let’s get some work done!
You may think your work doesn’t matter because you are in a business that is struggling. But your work does matter! You never know how that business would be doing if you weren’t there. If you keep holding on, you may discover a way to bring that business new clients. You may discover a new product or service that revitalizes your industry. Don’t give up. Your work matters! Continue reading “Your Work Matters!”
Cartoon of a boy yelling, “Math, reading, writing…all this homework is ruining my childhood!”
I imagine I’ll be yelling something similar when I do my income taxes. Why can’t we all just leave our work, go out and play? Because it’s February, that’s why. Have you seen how cold it is out there? Might as well buckle down and get the work done!
I originally drew this a dozen years ago during another economic slow-down. These things happen in cycles.