Learning to switch

After a three years work for my company (and I mean my 9-5 job), I have to say, that I developed a great mechanism to switch my mind from work mode (and work problems), for another ones.

I have to say in the beginning of my carer it was pretty stressful, and I remember that I was exhausted in the Friday… Because I was thinking about problems in work all the time.

Literally everyday, before I was going to sleep, and in the first place, when I wake up…

I do have work, where companies, in which I am working (my company clients), rely on me, and my Programming, and Management skills.

I don’t want to brag, but I have s pretty stressful job…

When sometimes something goes wrong… The potential losses could been counted in hundred of thousands of dollars…

Didn’t major everything (yet)

My issue is, when I came to one of my clients for few days (and stay at hotel). This is difficult to me to switch after work…

I am working late (12 – 14 hours), and after that I steel feel that I did something wring, and tomorrow it will be shown in front of my face…

I have to say, that I should have a degree when it goes to local clients, where I don’t have to stay for the night…

After I cross the door of my home I literally forget about everything…

Seriously… I can focus in my projects, plans, and everything else.

Until… Someone calls me, and say that something is wrong, can I help (sometimes they are calling in the middle of the night).

The I do need some time to switch back, solve the problem, and switch again.

Don’t take this in the wrong way… I do love my work! I think it is challenging, but I do have to spend lot of hours out of home, also the money is not as great as it should, so long story short… I am thinking about online business from 15 months now…

It is not easy, but it is simple

This is a quote from one of the Glen Allsopp presentations about SEO (hope I don’t destroy your backlinks profile for viperchill with my links :)).

And it really fits to learning how to switch…

Because, when You want to learn how to switch your mind, You need some other goals in Your life, beside work goals.

And I don’t mean buying better car, or better house (those are really important goals), because the will make You less opened to switch.

Why?

Because those things need money, and where is money there need to be work done…

And if Your only support is Your day job, it means that problems in Your work can destroy your dreams about Your ideal car, and home.

Another goal means, some other projects in Your life…

Maybe it is hobby?

Maybe some other side work, which You want to provide?

Or maybe You just want to learn how to play on the piano?

Other goals can make Your switch really easy…

Watch Me!

I want to create a SEO Agency, and other businesses, which I can simply outsource the work, and become only the face of operation.

It is not easy, but it is simple! (sorry Glen).

When You know, that after finishing work You have to do X things for improving Your website, or another things, it will make an excitement, and actually be a cause of not thinking about abything else (especially Your daily job).

Think for a second…

Yes You probably have lot of other stuff going on. Wife, kids, and hobbys… But are all of those things really keeping Your attention from Your work problems?

If not try with some projects, and try to learn something new, what You can use in Your projects…

This is the real core of learning how to switch.

PS. I do have a really long article about learning how to switch in plans. Because I already have learned that. I will write about my problems with that, and how I am dealing with that.. So keep in touch with my Internal Calm Journey!