Something Different....

If you have read my blog for any length of time you will probably notice that I have had trouble with balance for quite some time. Recently though and I must admit I'm almost afraid to jinx it.... I have found a bit of a foothold on this concept.

What was once so beyond my imagination is beginning to form into a perfect dance and my stress level has been greatly reduced. I am finally finding a way to align the business and personal delias side by side.

First I realized that I need help. It took me a long time to realize that by not hiring help I wasn't saving money but really spending money in a way that was not realizing a profitable return. I am coming to terms with my own limitations. There are many things in my business I do well and there are many that I just don't. So first I have hired an assistant to help me in the day to day operations and second I have hired an accountant to do all my paperwork. This has been such a great relief for me and I already feel so much lighter and with renewed strength to look at all the things I still want to do creatively.

My very favorite part of this new direction is that if I work hard all week I get to reward myself with a free Friday. On Fridays I get to enter the studio and make whatever I feel like making. It's so exciting that it helps me stay focused the rest of the week because I know if I stay on task I get to look forward to Friday where the studio really is all mine again and the metal, the torch, and the inspiration can go anywhere I want.....

So here's to what once formed an enigma..... balance..... let's see how long I can stay on the tightrope!

2 comments:

Lori said...

Good. For. You!!! What a smart decision. I hope you're enjoying your day today - it's Friday - and a hot one, at that, in Atlanta. Stay cool. :)

Soren Duus said...

Maintaining what we call "work-life balance" may be, in some way, a work in its own. It all boils down to how we go about with our time management. For the business side, there are tasks that are best delegated to the people who are cut out for them. As you said, things have been much easier now since you've hired an assistant and an accountant. These are the people who bring in more productivity and profit to the business, especially if they're well-trained. Here's to more success, Delias!