Mondays don’t suck, it’s your job that sucks

I don’t know if you saw yesterday’s blog post– but if you didn’t, no matter.

Today’s title came from the graffitti I linked to yesterday.

It caught my eye and made me smile, because it’s true. 

Graffiti on a bus shelter - Mondays aren't so bad, it's your job that sucks.

If you hate Mondays, something isn’t right in your business.

If you hate Mondays that much, there’s something wrong with your job or your business. There’s nothing wrong with Mondays. I like Mondays. I look forward to them, because I enjoy what I do.

Oh, there’s the odd Monday every now and then that I don’t look forward to, but that’s usually because I haven’t done what I needed to do the week before.

But a systematic, habitual hatred of Mondays?

Nope.

But the thing is, my Facebook newsfeed is always filled with people moaning about how much they hate Mondays, how they can’t wait until Friday (already? Wishing that much of your life away?), and how things suck.

I always want to reply with something like, “If your life sucks that much, why aren’t you doing something about it? Change it. If you hate your job that much, do something about it.”

But I don’t, because I’ve tried that, and all you get is an endless stream of excuses about why they can’t look for a new job (won’t), why they can’t say something to change things at work (won’t), and how it’s all someone else’s fault (it isn’t – they’re volunteering for this every Monday).

Life is short. You only get this one shot at it. Why on Earth would you waste two-thirds of it doing something you hate with people you don’t like? Or struggling in a business that’s slowly crushing you, when you could be changing things?

I’ve no idea.

But I do know that if you hate Mondays, the only person who can change that is you. No excuses.

I had an interesting passive-aggressive email a while ago from someone who detailed all the many and varied reasons she couldn’t make changes in her business. She wanted to join my Inner Circle (I wouldn’t have accepted her) but she couldn’t because insert reasons here. Now, if she’d just said she didn’t like my style or me, or – better yet – said nothing at all and just didn’t join, that would’ve been cool.

But she didn’t.

She got in touch to tell me what a bitch I am for, in effect, making her feel uncomfortable because she wasn’t getting the results she wanted – but wasn’t willing to do what was needed. She knew I could probably help her, if she took action – but the point was, she didn’t want to take action.

Didn’t want to.

Because – and this is the uncomfortable truth – we always make the time and space for things we want to do. Then we make excuses for the rest of it.

Look, if you don’t want to read my book, Business For Superheroes because you’ve got your business nailed, that’s cool. I wonder why you’re reading these blog posts, but cool. If you’re exactly where you want to be, that’s brill.

If you don’t want to read it because you don’t like me, again that’s cool (but again, I’d question why you’re reading this stuff).

But if you’re not reading it because you “don’t have time” or “have other things to do first” or “don’t think it’ll work”, well that’s crazy.

If you don’t make time for marketing, your business will stagnate and die. If you don’t think it’ll help – well, that’s fine I guess, but you don’t know that. Try it. You might be surprised.

TTFN,

Vicky

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 You get my awesome guarantee: if you don’t think there’s more than enough information for you to do this too, I’ll refund your money. And you don’t even have to return the book to me.

But better than that, if you read it and actually do the stuff I’m telling you to do, your business will improve. It’ll take time and hard work (no magic bullets remember?), but it will improve. I know this because I’ve done it myself, in my own business. Grab your copy here.

 

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