Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Who's the Boss?

It's been over 13 years since I have had to work for someone else, I mean having a boss to report to.
I work for hundreds of people a year who I pretty much consider my "bosses". However I do not check in with some one everyday nor do I punch a time clock. Thankfully I am a planner through and through, I think it is the only way I have been able to juggle two businesses and three boys. All the while keeping my sanity, alright, some may beg to differ and say I have lost my sanity!!
When we work for other people, having work hours, weekly meetings, and daily tasks is practically expected. However, when working for ourselves, it’s very easy to let time slip by if we don’t create a daily schedule. The great thing about working for ourselves is that we can create a schedule that works with our own peak productivity and distraction times. If we know that we are most productive with post-production late at night, and we have the freedom to wake up later in the day (not with 3 boys) than we can create a schedule that allows us to focus in this way. If we know that we’re most alert to responding to emails first thing in the morning, than we can create a schedule that works with our peak alertness. By simply planning out when we will deal with our regular tasks for a typical week, we can increase our efficiency. I know my shooting schedules typically far in advance so I just need to plan my actual days off. That, I find is the hardest in having my own businesses...I am doing much better with it though. Technology doesn't want anyone to have a day off. Will it's advancements slow down a little bit so we can catch on and master one new operating system before the new edition comes out??
Cheers to what will hopefully be a sunny day Cape Cod..soon? ~S

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