How Many Hats Do You Wear?

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by Madison Lake 2 Comments

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. Yes, I know, we all do. That’s a very broad statement. Okay, more specifically, I feel overwhelmed with all the many work tasks I juggle.

On the one hand, I love the variety: writing, editing, marketing, (attempts at) social media, connecting on a human level (what a concept!). But social media alone is daunting. Even though you might only check in briefly on Twitter or Facebook, they all need daily attention. With social media, the list of boxes to tick in a day’s work seems endless.

Perhaps this is just part of being self employed. Sometimes I think how easy it would be to have a job where I arrived at nine and left at five, with two coffee breaks and a lunch break in between. It would all be mapped out – you go to your job and you come home. Done. But even within that framework there are a multitude of hats worn in an eight hour period of time. We are multi-taskers at heart.

How many hats do you wear? Count them. It will overwhelm you, but it will also make you feel proud.


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2 Responses

  1. Fred Strubk says:

    I work part-time self-employed in research analysis. Mean 80 hour plus weeks! Overwhelmed I understand and sympathize with. You probably wouldn’t do otherwise really!

    • MADISON says:

      Eighty is a lot of hrs in a week. Careful – although it’s difficult when self-employed. Hrs tend to get away from us. And you’re right, I would not do anything but what I’m doing. Thanks for your comment, Fred.

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