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Managing Your Emotions Daily as The Owner of Your Business

June 18, 2010 By: Yvonne A Jones Category: Business - Entrepreneur, Business - Home-Based Business, Mindset

This is a post I wrote in March 2009, and today my thoughts are running in the same direction, so I thought I’d share it today rather than write another post. The event that has me unsettled is not malfunctioning machines as it was then, but the loss of another young friend in her 30’s.


As I sat in my office this morning and thought about what I wanted to write, I realized that for my thoughts to flow, I would need to take a moment to pray, think and then write. You might wonder what was so special about that?

On my ‘Things to Do List’ this post should have been completed by 6:30 a.m. and it’s now almost 8:30 a.m. Instead of being able to start writing at 6:15 a.m. I had to deal with issues with my Internet connection and while waiting for that to be resolved, worked on faxes and mail. The flow of thoughts I had were disturbed and it seems that while outwardly calm, negative emotions were creeping in. It was time to pray and ask for God’s direction and peace…and I received it.

Why am I sharing this with you? Because you may have had something that disturbed your normal routine or just feeling out of sorts this morning or on any given day. You may have lost your motivation for the moment and it could affect your entire day if you let it. Do not allow that to happen! Fight the feeling to quit, even temporarily.

Those of us who are self-employed enjoy our flexibility but because we are our own boss we can give ourselves permission to put off what needs to be done ‘because we don’t feel well’ or ‘just don’t feel up to it today.’ If we worked for someone else, would we be allowed to have pity parties and not show up for work? It’s essential to remember that managing our emotions is our responsibility. Not if, but when we feel overwhelmed, reach up! For me, I like to pray.  That gives me peace and I release the problem.  I also have accountability partners and Mentors that I can reach out to.

As a small business owner, entrepreneur, solo-professional, what do you do when you feel overwhelmed or feel that you’re losing your motivation? Please share your comments. We can learn from each other.

6 Comments to “Managing Your Emotions Daily as The Owner of Your Business”

  1. Melanie Kissell says:

    Yvonne ~

    Prayer is powerful. When you’re feeling lost or low, put your worries and your day in God’s hands.

    I grew up in the Presbyterian church and my Sunday school and summer bible school lessons have stuck with me all these years. It may not make sense to some of your readers, but having faith is comforting.

    As small business owners, we are often reminded not to talk about religion and other very personal issues. But I believe in God and He’s helped me through the toughest times imaginable and held me up many times when I was about to collapse from experiences no one should ever have to endure.

    When you’re in a funk, keep your faith!


  2. Melanie,

    My belief is what has guided me and molded me into the person that I am today so while I will not impose those beliefs on my clients or customers, neither will I hide it under a bushel because it may offend someone. My offline clients, many of whom have been my clients for almost 11 years, and I have mutual respect for each other and our right to adhere to the principles we believe it, and for me that will not change with my online clients.

    I’m sorry that you had to go through horrible personal experiences, Melanie, but I’m so glad you were able to reach up and benefit. And I’m glad you’re someone I can reach out to if I’m in a funk 🙂


  3. Melanie Kissell says:

    You can count on that for sure, Yvonne!

    And you know how to find me. 🙂

    Have a great wrap-up of your weekend. I’m off to tidy up a draft for tomorrow’s blog post. I was way ahead of the game at first, and then work issues and life struck. But I’m determined to finish my second blogging challenge race … no matter what!

    Hugs and love,

  4. Thanks, Melanie. You’re the best! Have a wonderful day!


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  6. Thank you, Shirl. I appreciate your comments and hope you will be back soon as I try to update this blog at least three times each week.



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