We’ve all been there. You finally take that much-needed vacation, only to experience constant interruptions from staff or clients.
Which is SO frustrating because the whole point of being on vacation is to be able to leave your business behind.
And, taking time off is important. Getting away from your business prevents burnout and inspires new directions to take your business or new initiatives you can adopt.
The good news is that owning a small business doesn’t have to prevent you from taking a vacation and enjoying time away from your small business.
Schedule it! One of my very first steps is to schedule my vacations and downtime when quarterly or yearly planning. I know that if I don’t pencil it in, it’s not likely to happen. It gives me that sense of excitement,...
I used to be one of those people who would constantly complain about being “SO busy”. I had dozens of excuses about why there wasn’t enough time to: work out, spend more time with my husband or girlfriends, take time off, make healthy meals for myself, etc. All the activities that I really wanted to be doing, but convinced myself that there wasn’t the “time to make it happen”.
I know many of you can relate.
And, truth be told, I was completely guilty of prioritizing “busy work”. I would fill up my days and weeks with low-value activities, instead of the things that actually create more freedom in my business or joy in my personal life.
For me, I could easily waste a good 2 - 3 hours of my day (both work & at home) by: