I’ve just got back in the office after 2 weeks holidays in the North West of Western Australia, where I was lucky enough to spend time swimming with Whale Sharks and green Turtles at Ningaloo reef, and hanging out with the dolphins at Monkey Mia.
It was a well deserved break, let me tell you!
When was the last time you too time out from your business?
It can be a scary thing to do. To change your answering machine message and pop on an autoresponder on your email if you are a sole trader, or even to leave your staff in charge if you work with a team.
But it’s VITAL to the growth and development of your business.
It’s VITAL to keep your passion for your clients and customers alive.
It’s VITAL to your own health and wellbeing, as well as your family!
Remember why you started your business- for the freedom, the choice, the independence? If you get stuck in the day to day cycle of work, work work IN your business, you never get the chance to step back, recharge, rejuvenate and enjoy the spoils of all your hard work.
If taking time out freaks you out, start small. Take a long weekend away, and TURN OFF YOUR PHONE. Enjoy it, do something completely different. Live life.
Of course, you need to have systems in place to let you do this, and not have your business fall in a heap while you are away. If you want to ask me about what systems you need so that you can finally take a holiday, I would love to share! Pop you name in the box to the right and I’ll be in touch.