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 One of the things I love about my life is working from anywhere. Unfortunately, that is also one of the things I hated the most about my life. The feeling as if I always need to be "on."
Most coaches and creatives don't take the time to look at the life they want to live before they jump into creating their online business. Then they end up working all hours of the night, spinning their wheels and creating more work for themselves.
It's not their fault because we are taught that if you aren't grinding, you are a slacker, that you have to work as hard as you can and as long as you can, so "maybe" you will get a chance to live the life you want.
Or maybe you are like I was and "LOVE" helping others so much that being at a computer for 12 hours at a time, not fostering friendships or relationships offline, and not living, but it is ok because you are making an impact!
After four years of that, I can tell you that gets old real quick! When I went on the road, I promised myself that I wouldn't be that person anymore. I would take the time to live my life and build the relationships that matter.
So, What Truly Makes the Difference?
It starts by getting super clear on your vision, what you want out of your life, who is truly important, and what you can do to support that life, then set up systems to make that happen. Start with some strong opening and closing routines so that you can mentally be at work when you are at work and home when you are home. Then set some boundaries around time.
Next, for every 2 hours in front of a computer, get up and do something non-tech (clean your house, eat, take the dogs for a walk). Finally, make sure to turn your computer off at the end of the day. If you use social media for work, make sure that the app isn't on your phone. This way, once you are done for the day, it is an extra step to just "pop in." As I said at the beginning of the article, your work supports the life you want, not the other way around. Are you clear on the life you want to live?
Thoughts From the Road: Always On
Jeff Perdue Adkins

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