How to Run a Business While Working
and sleep 8 hours a day…
In a utopian situation, I would find myself from six to eight hours a day working exclusively on Gadriana. In reality, I’m involved in a very advanced position of having a demanding part-time job with an even more demanding personal business.
Thanks to the blog and social channels stats, I know most of you who read me are mostly millennials, and no high IQ is required to know we all want to achieve dreams while we also want to keep on paying rent and putting food on the table. Therefore, and in collaboration with the new Daniel Wellington collection, I’m sharing with you a few tips on how to carry on a part-time job (even a full-time one, why not) along with a personal project and still be able to sleep eight hours a day (occasionally, don’t get too excited).
/DEFINE your idea
First of all, you need a clear idea and to break it down in two: in the near future and in a few years. Ask yourself, what do you see yourself doing in 10 years and what do you need in order to achieve it? Small goals are always easy to visualize, as long as you don’t lose the path towards your main goal. Change your affirmations such as “I don’t have enough money to open my own office”, for “How long do I need to save in order to invest and have my own office?”.
/UNDERSTAND your boss and viceversa
Ideally, you should share a good relationship with your boss and he/she should be conscious of the work you do. A good boss doesn’t expect you to have the same job for your whole life, and if yours is only finding a way to tie you into a desk for too many hours, maybe it’s time to find a new part-time job. A good boss is also a great way to learn experience for your future employees, so don’t hesitate to learn from them.
/TIMING is crucial
/NO ROOM for mistakes
We all learn from mistakes, but some are avoidable. Make sure the time you have to invest in your business is as efficient as possible. For me, I like to have the concept for a photoshoot in advance, as well as the best photography equipment so they’re are always in focus and in great quality. E.g, for these photos I assembled the outfits two days before and we arrived at the bar when lunch time was over.
/DRESS for the job you want
And if you feel you have fulfilled your goals, that your business pays you at least the double of what you make in your part-time job and you are able to dedicate yourself 100% into your project, maybe it’s the moment to do it. When? I don’t know, but as David Bowie said: “The moment you know, you know you know”.
This post is sponsored by Daniel Wellington.
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