When it comes to business, there’s always stuff that’s not as fun as the other stuff. It’s different for everyone but there’s always the emotional equivalent of cleaning out the drain, no matter how much you love what you do.
However, as my brilliant friend and guide Aliza Rose once told me, suffering is optional.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay your taxes simply because it doesn’t spark joy.
(Please pay your taxes. It’s just better that way. Trust me.)
Mostly you have two options when it comes to these not-so-fun tasks:
*don’t do them, suffer the consequences, die alone in a box somewhere without a friend in the world.
*do them, be miserable, hate on life, and spread the gospel of how unfair life is.
Do you see how extreme the thinking is here? Those are your MONEY MONSTERS roaring in your head. Both options are extreme outcomes for the minor inconvenience of maintenance tasks in your business.
So what are your two REAL options to make this part of your business flow like butter?
*get someone else to do it (aka outsource).
*find joy in the doing of the task.
So take a moment and make a list of the stuff that feels like YUCK in your business. Sort the tasks into two neat piles as outlined above. Smile. You are on your way to a more joy-filled business, hoo-freaking-ray!