Monday – for many, many the less loved day of the week …
Because we have to get back to work.
Because we no longer can do the stuff we enjoy doing.
Because we have pressure and have to get up early and and and ….
Monday the bad boy! Wait a minute, really?!
Is it the Monday that make things bad? Or are it more the circumstances? The circumstances we pretty often have put ourselves into? The circumstances we don’t like but don’t change? Maybe you are not in the right job or maybe you are currently in a very shitty time of your life. That sucks. Yes, definitely. Totally. But how often non of this is the case and we are just bored? How often are we just unhappy? Unsatisfied? How often would we love to do something totally different but are just to comfortable to stay in our comfort zones? When we are honest with ourselves the answer might be “well, from time to time” or “actually, pretty often”.
Shall I change everything and fall in love with Monday?
Well, if this is what you love, you might like to. Another option is to avoid the Monday blues by
getting aware that this is our life and we can do whatever we want. If we don’t like things we can pretty often change them.
accepting the status quo if we do not want to change things and put the work needed for changes into it.
planning something for Monday evening we very much look forward to.
getting a Sunday routine and doing something enjoyable on a Sunday evening to be ready for the new week.
setting ourselves goals for the week and see the Monday as a change with new goals to accomplish.
writing a “to do” list on Friday evening already before leaving work so we can “switch off” the brain without the fear of forgetting something important.
Alternatively, put in the work and create the life you love!
We all got one shot and I truly believe we should take it. For me it’s being my own boss. This is 100% not the right or ideal way for a whole lot of people but it’s for me. Another dream I had was to move abroad. I got the most amazing chance as my husband lived abroad when we met. So it was kinda easy for me to go this step but I still had to do a couple of changes and maybe sacrifices. Whatever it might you want. Get clear about what you want and what it might take to realise it and create the life you love. Might be worth it.
Btw for me Mondays do not matter anymore – maybe this is why I post the Monday topic on a Tuesday…
Being a founder is super exciting. Being able to create your own reality is super fun. Being in charge for your own salary etc. can be tensing. Being a one-man show means a LOT to do. These are just a couple of changes I am currently going through and thoughts I have.
Another questions I ask myself all the time is “Is it OK to take a day off, at the beginning?”. With a day off I mean not working the weekends, not working on Sundays. There are various, different opinions about this topic out there.
Massive action – hustle non stop
Some say as a new entrepreneur you have to set super high goals and smash the shit out of them. Yeah, I can get that. However, I believe this whole “massive action and we are all just working for the next 10 years to then retire” kind of thing is very very big on Instagram. Is this the real world? Is this even something one should want to aspire? I’m not sure. Where is the fun?
Smash it and recharge! Not your baby!
Some other camps say “yes, smash the shit out of your goals but don’t forget your real life”. LIVE! And I guess I am totally on this side. Of course, everyone who has the imagination of becoming ones one boss because they want to work less will probably get disappointed. This is not how it works I guess. You want to work less? Stay or get an office job with option for remote working and become more productive. I guess, this is the easiest way to work less. When you are alone there is a whole lot of work to do – you literally have to do everything. Of course, you can outsource but you still have to do the outsourcing bit and brief virtual assistants etc. on what to do.
Project Management – work it, Girl
This is something that is pretty challenging. Structuring the whole work load. It’s like a massive project that needs to be set up, managed and accomplished. It’s great to have the opportunity to work this. It is what literally kicks me out of bed in the morning – although I am absolutely not a morning person.
Some advice, please?? 🙂
How do build your business? Have have been built your business? Any tipps? Would love to share some best practice and learn from experienced founders.
The last two days I have been to an amazing qualification workshop and can now call myself a certified user of Hogan Assessments.
I have spoken about about Hogan already before and must say those two days were simply amazing! Absolutely can’t wait to use this tool! It provides amazing insides on your reputation. Reputation means what other people think about you.
The qualification has taken place in Stuttgart, Germany. And it was simply amazing to participate in a very small workshop grow. To get some insights on how to use personality assessments in German. Until today I have only used them in English.
Entrepreneurship and Sparring
I only can recommend every aspiring entrepreneur to surround yourself with other entrepreneurs. Sure, you have already your inner circle, the people you trust. But it’s simply super beneficial to have an entrepreneurial exchange from time to time. To talk through obstacles and hurdles. With someone who has been there or is currently in the same position. To tackle the “ugly frogs” and share best practice. Huge recommendation! If you can’t find any entrepreneurs next to you please do get in touch. I am more than happy to introduce you to some active, international groups I am a member of.