My business has certain slow periods.
August to the beginning of September
January to the beginning of March
At the beginning of August I am grateful for the slowdown,
After months of events, tournaments and street fairs it is good to have the time off.
But invariably, by late August I start to get anxious- even as holiday contracts start to arrive and I know I am set for Nov. and Dec.
So I start canvassing for gigs and worrying about September and October. And although that is a busy time for my web business and our personal life- as in the kid's games, autumn parties and BBQs,
I ALWAYS think I NEED to be working.
Only, this is what happens, every time.
Out of the blue the phone calls come in, new contracts arrive, new requests. All of a sudden I am booked solidly for all of September and October!
Now I have a different kind of stress. As in,
HOW AM I GOING TO DO THIS!!!
The silly part is... this is what ALWAYS happens.
I could do without the August worry of economic failure and would rather deal with the stress of having TOO much work.
That, I can figure out.