Self motivation is key in self employment
I remember spending the occaisional Summer night at my Grandfather's house as a boy. One of the things that comes to mind (along with the memory of my Grandmother's amazingly tasty homemade coffee cake) was their sleep ritual. After a long day of work, my Grandfather (a commercial and home painter) would pull his truck into the driveway to mark the end of another work day. After dinner, shower and perhaps some TV, he would be in bed before 9PM. Perhaps that's not an unusual time for turning in for sleep but waking up before 5AM to get ready for another work day did seem to me to be rather early.
It didn't occur to me, until I had a business of my own, how important self motivation is to the success of a business. No one had to tell my Grandpop to go to bed. He knew how important his rest was in order to be at his peak to work where ever the job took him. Showing up late for a client's job was a real no no. Staying self motivated to get to bed, get up and giving all of yourself in a job well done allowed him to provide for his family for decades.
If you don't have self motivation in self employment, you won't give yourself the opportunity to create a business which will feed your family for years to come.
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Richard J. Garcia | 04/07/2012