Such a dejecting title. Alas, it is such a refreshing act. Come June 5th, I will once again be back in the game. Two workweeks left, and I can test my meddle.
I quit my current position, so that I can return to the healthier lifestyle that I advocate. I have now set it in my schedule to spend time with my daughter and wife in the mid-afternoon for a few hours, then return to evening meetings. This will be a beacon for my days.
Don’t get me wrong – I highly enjoy working with small businesses on projects, and can’t wait to jump with both feet. But, the micro-step that was taken was to bring myself home for the purposes of a healthier environment. I want you to consider your workplace: is it conducive to good health? Is your cubicle-space well ventilated, and have windows? How about walking paths nearby. Is there some form of recreation that you can partake in during lunch?
Luckily, at home I have the trailhead to the Mac Dunn forest starting in my back yard. So, finding a good lunchtime reprieve will be easy.
I will be working from my home office, to begin with. I believe that it is important to pay attention to the budget and keeping a low-overhead monthly expense, when starting any new business.
There are some fantastic work spaces locally, that I would love to co-inhabit, or rent-out. But, initially it is important to stay lean.
I will update you as the business progresses. Websites and small business consulting will be the game. Andy Vaughn is my name.
Congrats on taking those steps… Looking forward to seeing what is next for you! I especially love that you say right up front that you’ll be doing some work at night in exchange for spending time with your daughter and wife during the day — that is precious.
Thanks, Derek. It means a lot to see that others also value family in the daily routine.