You're not alone.
The number one sacrifice small business owners make each year is not taking a vacation.
More than half (60%) only take one vacation per year; nearly one quarter (23%) take fewer than two vacation days annually.
When they do go on vacation, more than 75% still work.
No wonder small business owners are burning out.
Time for rest, recuperation, and pleasure isn't on the calendar.
The first question I ask when starting the annual planning process with a client is:
“What vacations or time off do you have planned for your year?”
If it’s a new client, I am usually met with wide eyes and silence, followed by the myriad of reasons why time away hasn’t been a priority.
My seasoned clients know that in order...
And, for many small business owners (my past self included) that number is far greater. The lines between business and life have become so blurred that work can encompass most of our time.
It’s our first thought when we wake, and extends all the way to the late-night problem-solving sessions we entertain before sleep.
Many of us have come to accept the “cult of overworking”. We have succumbed to the pressure of being “always-on” and wear our “busyness” as a badge of honor.
We glorify work as if productivity and wealth are the only measures of success.
Yet, stories from the finish line, say otherwise. One common regret from the dying in their last days is, “I wish I hadn’t worked so much”, and would have spent more time on meaningful activities and relationships.
Contrary to standard belief, more is not...