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So … did you eat breakfast today? And when you did, was it morning or 3 pm?
We self-employed folks tend to drive ourselves to go extra mile. For too many of us reason is fear. Fear that if we turn down a job there won’t be another.
We know that is illogical, but being self-employed means living with a great deal of financial risk. We often feel we can’t take chance. So we take on new project even though we are exhausted. Or, against our better judgment, we take on a new client whose behavior forewarns of difficulties ahead.
But there is much wisdom in flight attendant’s canned speech that 'in event of emergency, place oxygen mask over your face' before assisting your children.
The logic is obvious. You can’t help your kids, or anyone else, if you lack basic oxygen.
When you take proper care of yourself, you work better and feel better. And that shows up on bottom line.
So … did you eat breakfast today?
Ellen Zucker's website http://www.selfemployment101.com is designed to help the creative sole-proprietor earn a living and have a life.