#47) Miss me?

I’m back.

Overall the vacation was successful: in separating myself from the day to day operation of Trail Head Enterprises, I learned a few things.  My biggest accomplishment was taking large steps in overcoming my fear of free time.  I realized that forcing myself to do busy-work, or doing work that I enjoy but know probably won’t get much in the way of long-term results, is really no different from spending time on unproductive activities such as TV watching and mindless internet browsing.  I also started thinking more about the future and where I see things going in a few years, concepts that had eluded me during my day to day grind of pounding out one task after another.

My resolve to not look at any statistics such as site traffic, photo downloads, etc. lasted two weeks – a personal record.  I was a little disappointed when I came back and saw that my numbers hadn’t gone through the roof, but overall the month ended up being pretty successful – more so in fact than September, when I was hands-on.

Perhaps the biggest take-away from the vacation was realizing that instead of using my income goals as a way to avoid what I don’t want, I should use them as a tool to get what I DO want.  Resenting work I don’t want to do doesn’t make me a slacker; it just means that perhaps I need to work on redefining my goals and how I pursue them.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: