Confessions of A Crafter – Work Ethic
I thought I would check in and write a confessions of A crafter post specifically on business. This will probably be more personal, but I hope you find something that pertains to you and your craft business, or future business.
It was only until I was in college that I realized I had a work ethic. Up until that point school was pretty easy for me so I wouldn’t even try that hard. Once I was in college and started taking classes in economics I realized I loved it and I worked hard for my grades, and enjoyed it. That’s how I feel about knitting and crocheting and 1001knits in general. I love it and the work ethic comes naturally.
What About My Day Job?
I am often asked how I juggle a day job, graduate school and building 1001knits. My answer is I just do. It is all about time management, but mostly it is about where your passion and your heart is. Do I like my day job? Yes. Do I love my day job? No, and that’s okay. I have responsibilities and bills to pay, so for now I have to work. I keep my job in third place, school comes before and before that is my blog and brand.
“I work and I don’t have time to do what I love” what?! How?! I don’t get it. Like I said above I work, but I very rarely say that I don’t have time to do what I love. This is how I see it, I work for 8 hours a day. Only 8 hours. That’s nothing! I come home and exercise and shower. After that I have dinner and work on the blog, take photos, edit videos, respond to e-mails and other work. That brings me to 9 o’clock. Then I work on some patterns and projects while watching T.V and unwind.
Now I understand people have families and are parents. I am not saying you should ignore them, on the contrary. If you are a working mom, come home and spend time with the family. Have dinner, play games, enjoy each other. Once the kids go to bed – start your work. A lot of passion work can get done between the hours of 9-1 a.m.
My point is, you make time for the things that matter in your life. And you can always find an hour or two or three in your day to devote your passion to.
Like I said, my work ethic grew and continues to grow. You have to hustle to get where you want and that is all based on YOU. If you want it, go for it. I promise that once you start doing something you love you will have a natural work ethic and people won’t be able to take you away from it. That is an amazing feeling !
What are you working on? What is your dream life?