Yes, I Do Work!
Updated: Nov 5, 2022
Here's the proof! Little things can get me excited, like the use of the hotel's business centre today. It's been a really long time since I sat at a desk in an office like my good old employee days. This is as close as it gets to being behind a real desk.
In the journey of changing from an employee to business owner and investor, work became different. I had a difficult time adjusting to time freedom. Time freedom was the one thing I heard most employees dream of having. I used to wake up and wonder where's all the stuff to do? I believe I didn't know how to relax. I didn't want to be seen as lazy, meaning, I had to be seen doing work all of the time. That's a recipe for disaster. I also didn't realize when changing from being an employee to anything else, the time freedom is immediate. A little bit of work can create big results because my role has changed. Now I've accepted that.
The nature of work will also change. I'm no longer required to be on full time production. I'm supposed to be doing other things to generate income and support the growth of our businesses. It's a completely different role from what I used to do. That requires more wisdom and intellect and less hands on production time. In a funny sense, I've had to stop "doing" what I was doing and start "being" who I am supposed to be.