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NOT Keeping Up with the Joneses (FRIENDS)

Long time friends Amy and Nathan.

Long time friends Amy and Nathan.

Part 10 of the 12 part series on balancing your life.

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur you may need to be less socially social and more specifically social. You do need to have your few good friends and outlets for entertainment and fun, however this is where you can fall into a pretty big trap. Keeping up with your social calendar can be a full time job. Be selective. I know this is hard for many of you, however going out and partying all night will only bring you a second day or unproductively. WARNING: YOU MAY NOT LIKE THIS. Don’t drink ANY forms of alcohol. I don’t and here’s why. For one, I am cheep and don’t like to waste my hard earned dollar on an over priced drink that is just going to make me sloppy. People who know me, know I can be pretty crazy without any alcohol and I never need a day off after a party. A glass of wine a couple times a month is fine, however one a night is sure to wreak some havoc. It is pretty much all sugar so you will not sleep better as some people think and you will start to become flabby around the mid section. Ever wonder why you can’t loose those extra pounds? Sugar is also the number one reason for a weak immunity. Stop drinking any and all forms of alcohol!
Instead of drinking and partying, try going on outings with your friends. Organize a trip to Disneyland or the local Zoo. Do a nature hike or bike ride. Be active. Having fun that does not require drinking will surprise many of you. You may actually get to know your friends. Get rid of those who are toxic and build on the ones that are growth enhancing. 😀

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Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer, Jen O’Sullivan is a boutique wedding photographer who specializes in portrait journalism.
Jen O’Sullivan Boutique Wedding Photography | 357 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, 90211 | 310-494-6547
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NOT Keeping Up with the Joneses (COMMUNITY)

Two clients of LETMESAIL at the Hoe Down Dance.

Two clients of LETMESAIL at the Hoe Down Dance.

Part 11 of the 12 part series on balancing your life.

When you are a business owner, it is important to give back to your community. You can do time based service, product donations, or fund raising events. I place this as the last item of the 10 items to consider when working towards a balanced life because you cannot, or should not try to get involved in your community until the other areas of your life are balanced. Once they are you will be in a much better place to give generously and without pretense. Don’t get me wrong, I think everyone should be giving back in some way at least once a month. It should be worked into your Monthly Method of Operation (MMO.) However if you are still trying to balance your life think on a smaller scale. Donate an hour of your time to a local organization needing volunteers, photograph a family portrait for someone who is flat broke, give a gift certificate to a local fund raising event. There are any number of things you can do. Once  you feel like things are going fairly smooth in your life and career, then start to think about hosting your own charity event. They take a lot of hours, but if done correctly and with some sort of memorable twist you may find yourself in a position to raise quite a bit of money for whatever charity you are interested in helping. Right now I am in the middle of organizing a shootout for charity. I host these shootouts all the time and this is the first time I have decided to raise money for my charity. I’ll be sure to let you know the outcome. My charity is LETMESAIL, a local organization dedicated to helping the disabled and their families. The above is a photo I took of this summer’s Hoe Down Dance for the clients of LETMESAIL. If you want to find out more about the event I am hosting in May or would like to make a donation, please check out the website HERE or shoot me an email.

Click HERE to read my final thoughts on the 12 part series.

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Copyright © 2010 by Jen O’Sullivan http://www.jenosullivan.com
Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer, Jen O’Sullivan is a boutique wedding photographer who specializes in portrait journalism.
Jen O’Sullivan Boutique Wedding Photography | 357 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, 90211 | 310-494-6547
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