Must We Love All Aspects of Starting A Business?

No. How can we love all aspects? We all have different skill sets and talents and it’s ok.

I tend to want to do my favorites all the time:

  • Networking with Entrepreneurs!
  • Attending Conferences/Workshops (Start Up Princess ones, especially!)
  • Writing blog posts, commenting on blogs, reading blogs
  • Reading business books
  • Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Brainstorming/Planning
  • Writing emails
  • Calling and meeting with my mentors/coach/Fairy Godmothers!
  • Speaking/Teaching other entrepreneurs
  • Buying merchandise
  • Interacting with customers!

I certainly don’t love the following:

  • Doing the finances/Quickbooks
  • Paperwork!
  • Inventory
  • Late nights/early mornings
  • Admitting that I have a lot to learn!

images.jpgTodays’ Magic Wand: So, what do I do to make myself sit down and do my least favorites?? I reward myself! I just completed 1 1/2 hours of finance work, so I allowed myself to do a favorite: blog. Hence this little post. I feel better now that I’ve confronted my list of favorites and least favorites. I have been avoiding my finances for a few days…now I’m happy I finished that aspect. I know I will come to LOVE the finances someday when all the checks keep rolling in. 😉

What do you do to motivate yourself to do the “least favorites” of your start up business?

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  1. Great post! My list is very similar to your list. In addition to rewarding myself, I also try to break up the items that I don’t particularly love into smaller chunks that are easier for me to swallow. But I must have a good breaking point and a dead line or I may conveniently not get back to my task. Sometimes I will say to myself, ‘okay, I will dedicate the next hour to paperwork.’

  2. Thanks, Bill…super ideas!

  3. To motivate myself to do the least favorite things, I do something I really like so that I don’t resent the late night/early mornings, etc. It’s kind of like your blog reward, except in reverse. I have a tendency to lean towards working way too much, so lately I’m forcing myself to have time for me. And your list was bang on;)

  4. I am trying to do more for myself too…ironically it’s really hard to get myself to relax and read something “fun”, today I hung out with some friends and it was the first time in months…I realized that I’d been missing them! Moderation in all things they say..eh? 😉




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