Now that I’m back into the groove of my business, SayCurrent again, I’m feeling the impact of being somewhat isolated during the workday. I manage my business from a spare bedroom, and I write. So, the opportunities for conversation can be somewhat limited.
While some might conclude that I express myself better in writing than speaking, I do enjoy an occasional conversation. In fact, I’m actually quite social. And, I have to make it a point of scheduling time for socializing during my work week so that I don’t turn into an odd hermit toiling away on her keyboard.
This week, I was fortunate enough to get out and about several times. I met a neighbor for bagels and enjoyed lunch at school with Judd where I was able to chat with one of the other parents for awhile. I also went to a work lunch in Tempe to begin on an exciting new project, and managed a few hours of talk time on the phone with friends and family.
To be a decent business owner, you do have to have the gift of gab to a certain extent. This requires practice on a regular basis. Next week, I have more socializing lined up, too – a lunch with a colleague, an evening work event, and a party on Friday.
I think the key is to schedule in socializing like any other aspect of your business. It’s a must really – for both your business and your mental health. Ok, back to toiling away on the keyboard now!
Song of the Day – Talk Talk, Talk Talk