(This is the ninth blog post of the Using a VA series.)
Four Reasons Why You Might Not Be Happy in Business
How do you actually measure happiness in life? Is it based on material possessions?
We work for a reason. We are working to provide resources to enable us to enjoy life.
This enjoyment may include helping others, charitable contributions and selfless goals. Nevertheless, we operate our businesses for specific reasons.
Consider these additional four questions to ask yourself about your happiness.
- When was the last time that you took your spouse or significant other on a long weekend getaway?
This kind of activity is so important in helping to recharge and rejuvenate, not just for you but for your partner as well. When you’re in the same place week in and week out, you tend to get a little burned out and need a change of scenery occasionally.
- When was the last time that you enjoyed a quiet weekend at home without worrying about or doing work?
Admit it, you have a desk and chair in your home office and probably a pile of paperwork in the corner. As we are able to access a lot of our software programs through “the cloud” these days, you probably find that you log on from home at all times, including weekends.
- When was the last time that you were able to accept an invitation to take part in a charitable event?
You probably can’t remember the last time that you attended a fun event, let alone took the time to take part in something for a good cause. Remember that these types of events are great networking opportunities, too.
- When was the last time that you landed a sizeable, new contract at work, based on a specific and new initiative?
Are you relying too much on existing clients, sometimes known as the “all your eggs in one basket” syndrome? You may feel as if you’re just too busy dealing with everything that’s on your plate to even think about expanding in different directions.
When you look at everything from a broader perspective, you may realize that life is not particularly fulfilling right now. Surely it’s time to delegate and outsource with a virtual assistant. Using a VA can free up a considerable portion of your time.
When you do this, it’s amazing how life will change for you. You will be able to spend more time with your family, keep the work in its rightful place, spend important time expanding and stop “running in place.”
You might even be able to accept that odd invitation to the golf course, of all things!
Are you using a VA to make yourself (and your family) happier? What have you done to help achieve a realistic work/life balance? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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