For me, this is the primary goal of everything I do.
I didn’t become a self-employed business owner to feel dragged down and stressed all the time. So bringing joy is important.
The more time I spend in this space. I’ve noticed a trend where business focuses on outcomes like: more money with less time, work smarter, work harder. This would be great if we were robots, but we’re not.
We are flawed human beings - and no matter how hard/fast/smart we work, we will falter and fail - and we are told to “change this”, fix that - it’s all about fixing what’s wrong. Instead of focusing on what we do well.
In my nearly 10 years of running my business, there’s been one consistent theme. When I work with people, whether it's teaching guitar, composing music for video games or supporting clients. The focus is on one thing for me.
Helping people love what they do - instead of trying to “fix them”.
I used to put so much emphasis on getting more things done. Every second mattered. I had to have made the most out of every second of every day.
It’s an endless loop as time always escapes you - however joy is limitless.
However, it’s not just about being happy chappy, everything's wonderful all the time. It’s intentional and when used correctly it has a ton of actual benefits:
For me, finding joy in my business was discovering how I enjoy working. Finding the things that make me excited and then figuring out ways of putting that into my business day in day out.
If I’m excited, I do my best work and for me. If I show up and do my very best every day, that's what matters - so I make sure I can find joy in what I'm doing.
In the last week - I’ve been questioning the quality of what I’m posting. The purpose of these 30 days are to ship 30 pieces of content, and there’s a chance that some of the posts are not of the best quality. But what... does that mean.
When I first explored "productivity" there were always the traditional no-no's. Things you shouldn't do and I still do most of them... In what I do - I spend a lot of time thinking and creating creative solutions to support business owners find the love for their work through the
A system is a word that is thrown around a ton. “I need to create my system” is a funny phrase that makes little sense. A system by definition is just a way of doing things. Now we can connect multiple ways of doing things together, to create a way