I Went Without Email & Phone For 8 Weeks – And Nothing Happened
I’ve had no email for 8 weeks.
Yep… eight.whole.weeks – by choice.
At first it was uncomfortable. What was I missing?
I seriously have been checking my email multiple times an hour during all waking hours – even on the treadmill – since I first entered the business world in 2001. Exactly what I was looking for in that inbox I really don’t know.
People have often complimented me on my uber quick replies. Thanks… yeah… you’re welcome. But is it necessary?
This was the question I started to ask myself.
PEOPLE ARE READING
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For most women, talking about weight, body image and appearance is just part of everyday talking with friends.
For me, it’s my job I’ve come to associate with work. At work I detach from the topic having any relation to myself, give full presence to my client.
People think that hitting a boxer with their gloves off, they’d likely have reflex to guard themselves – or hit back. Wrong.
Catch someone ‘off guard’, their off guard, period. Doesn’t matter if they do it for a living or not. They’re in their personal space, and it’s gonna affect them PERSONALLY. Not professionally.
I think we’re all the same like that. When on the clock, we sit up straight and handle our topic of expertise with grace and deflection.
I really strive to set myself up for success 24/7.
Prevention is the key to avoiding burnout – whatever you do for a living.
Like everyone, when I can balance my working life, I love my job.
I’ve split this post into a series, as I think it’s a pretty big topic for service providers (and I wanted to share the whole picture).