One of the perks of running your own business is that you can make whatever business decisions you wish. Like travelling first class on the train without having to justify it to anyone.
This isn’t just about self-indulgence, by the way.
It’s about arriving at your destination refreshed, rested, and ready to get to work. And being able to get some work done on the journey itself, if you want to.
Which is why I decided to get myself a first class ticket on the way home from the airport this morning.
I’ve never travelled first class before, because I don’t travel by public transport very often. And until the last year or so, I’d not been able to afford it (or justify the expense to myself, at any rate).
Now, though, I can. So I did.
And promptly got on the wrong train.
Because no matter how hard I try to be a grown up businesswoman, somehow I always manage to fail…
Still, first class is ace. Even going in the wrong direction and accidentally going to Coventry.
I didn’t realise you get free breakfast! I could have had eggs benedict, which I love. Only I had to get off at the next stop, so I only had time for orange juice and tea.
The carriage was really clean, and comfortable, and quiet. Oh, it was bliss. Next time I have to travel by train, it’s first class all the way baby. It wasn’t even that much more expensive, especially if you’re going to take advantage of the free food and drink…
I had plenty of leisure to ponder the fact that I’m never going to actually be a grown up. And you know what? That’s fine. Most grown-ups are boring. Do you know who isn’t boring, though?
People who’ve read my book, Business For Superheroes. They’re ace. They’re doing things. Which is pretty rare, really, because most people don’t do things. They moan about things, they wish things could be different, they want this and that and the other… but when it comes to actually doing something about it? Nope. They don’t do anything. Instead, they sit around and wait for someone to come along and fix it, or say things should be different because they should.
But the only way anything ever changes is if you change it.
So if you’d like better clients, more free time, more cash flowing through your business – give my book a try.
Buy yourself a copy today. It’ll even help you start writing a book of your own!
Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.
PS I’m not messing with you, here. Writing my book has changed the nature of my business. No shit. Grab yourself a copy here. Or don’t. It’s up to you.