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A Balanced Life?

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illustration clip art of house with dollar sign to portray a home based business (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This year my home-based business has experienced a surge in sales. Since my business is service-based, that means I’ve had an influx of writing and editing jobs to keep me busy. I’m not complaining. These jobs are quite literally my bread and butter. When my job board is full of work, I feel comfortable and secure because it means I will have income to pay my bills for the next month or two. However, it can also get overwhelming. With a lot of work to do I can become a bit obsessed with my business and end up neglecting other aspects of my life. Which is a bit of a paradox.

The whole reason I started my home-based business was to accommodate my family obligations. I work from home so I can spend more time with my kids and avoid the cost of child care. As my workload increases, I find myself wondering if I should  put my youngest daughter in childcare a few times a week so I can get my work done. But is that what I really want? Read More…

A Kindergartener’s Approach to Business

People aren’t kidding when they say having kids will change your life. They not only change it, they turn it upside down, spin it around, and shake it until everything falls out on the ground—in a good way. The other day I was working on a freelance job that I really didn’t want to do when I noticed my daughters fighting over whether they should play Barbies or watch a cartoon. Both girls fought vehemently to get what they wanted. I envied them just a little. They knew what they wanted (or didn’t want) and they defended their position passionately. I realized I could learn something from them about getting what I want out of life. After some careful consideration, here’s what I’ve learned about using kindergarten tactics in my business.  Read More…