A word about discipline and self-employment

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”5_6″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”yes” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”30px” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]“I’d never have the discipline to work for myself from home, how do you do it?” It’s a question I get asked all the time.

The truth is discipline has never been my strong point. I am the queen of procrastination. At school and university I always left essays and assignments to the last minute. Man did I pull some all-nighters!

It’s a habit that has followed me throughout my life, and still plagues me. But five years ago something – rather major! – shifted.[/fusion_text][fusion_youtube id=”PoVsxUfX63Q” width=”853″ height=”480″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””/][fusion_separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”10px” bottom_margin=”10px” sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””/][fusion_text]I couldn’t have come so far on this journey without the routine imposed on me by my daughter. On top of that my drive to make a success of my chosen path comes from a desire to show her that none of us need to conform to the man-made world of work.

We can live and work our own sweet way.

What helps you stay disciplined enough to get the job done? If you don’t have kids, maybe you have something else that keeps you from straying off your path? Do you have a routine that gets you in the right frame of mind? Or a particular driving force that motivates you?

Tell all in the comments.

Ta-ra for now!



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  1. A routine is so important! I got so much more done in my day, once I created a routine to follow. I don’t’ have to think about what to do next, I just can go do it and be productive! I don’t have kids yet, but hearing you say that you’re able to be productive because of (and not in spite of) your daughter’s routine is really encouraging. I often worry about how I will get any work done once we have kids (and if I will even be able to) and I’m happy to hear that it is possible to create a new routine from theirs and probably be more productive in that time than I am all day (I confess to staying in bed too long and reading or watching netfilx when I should be working too!)

  2. Oh, I love this, Emma! Such a great point you make! And very true. (And it’s nice to finally be able to hear your voice!)

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