“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -Confucius
Comin’ at ya from Studio City, CA this week. I’m here for work (and some fun) and I wanted to let you in on some of my Financial Wellness secrets…
I LOVE traveling for sure. I also love that my job allows me to create my own schedule. If you don’t like your life, you should change it. You are in charge of your reality. I have a lot of things I do to prepare for a trip. If it’s a work trip I have to plan my schedule and adjust things if necessary. I also love that I can work from anywhere in the world. That helps when re-working client meetings and it’s so convenient. Here are a few more things I do when going out of town for a period of time…
I’m obsessed with packing cubes and packing the most efficient way possible. Granted each trip is different and I usually pack my entire house. I like to be prepared for anything plus I am a mom. I pack an outfit for each day unless there is a laundry cleaning service available. I pack workout clothes, essential oils, shoes for every occasion , bathroom stuff, and many other things depending on the circumstances. For this trip, I have a photoshoot planned so I needed to pack a little extra because more is always better just in case.
I usually pack a day or two in advance so that it gives me enough time to think of anything and everything I might need. Before I pack I make a list. Lists are my life and I can’t function without them. Making a list helps me because I have two kids and each have their own special items I need to pack. I forgot my calculator so I won’t be able to do my work that requires it. I took that as a sign to complete those tasks at another time. I need to be more present here.
P.S. I packed an hour before I left for this trip and I will NEVER do that again.
What am I going to be doing on this trip you ask?
Well, I am doing a photoshoot to get some fresh pictures for my website. Paying the photographer was an expense and I can write that off on my taxes. Yay! The drive here was about four hours and I only filled up with gas once. I can write that off on my taxes. I had to pack a ton of clothes for the photoshoot and I have no idea what other fun things we may be doing. I like plans but I also like going with the flow. This trip has a very specific purpose. I HAVE BEEN CRUSHING WORK. Plus, the photoshoot.
Make Time For Fun
It’s so important to plan something fun while on a work trip to break everything up. I have been working on separating my professional hours from my personal hours so setting a block schedule or something like it within my schedule has helped a lot. I can easily get lost in work stuff. I’m pretty sure I worked for at least 10 hours yesterday which I don’t like to do. I was definitely feeling the good vibes and good energy so I just did my thang and crushed out a bunch of stuff I was behind on. We are going to dinner at a really cool restaurant after the photoshoot so that will be a nice change of pace for sure. Loving what you do means it’s not working. That is exactly how I feel about my job.
“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” – Johnny Carson
Life is simply far too short to be bored or miserable (or both) for such a large portion of the time you spend awake. You deserve to have a job that fulfills you, that taps into your passions, that brings you joy–for the most part, anyway. If you’re waking up every morning dreading the day- it’s time to change something. Because putting up with a business or career you don’t love doesn’t serve you at all. It can negatively impact your physical, mental, and emotional health, and it’s not so great for your interpersonal relationships, either. Financial stress is actually one of the top reasons for divorce. Food for thought…
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