As we come off the July 4th weekend, hopefully you got some time to enjoy the season in whatever way felt best for you (as in, didn’t work all the time). Beyond that, I hope it’s not the only downtime you got to enjoy so far this summer and that it’s not the last bit of it you will enjoy before it’s over. After all, what else is the season for?
But what if we could take such things beyond the summer …
That’s the idea I want to talk about today for you small business owners because shouldn’t part of the dream of owning a small business be getting that type of control over your time?
I’ll go ahead and not leave that question as rhetorical – yes, it should be.
Granted, this is very difficult when you start your business because so many of the tasks fall on your shoulders. After all, who else is there to do it? From there, it is easy to feel ownership over every aspect of your business and it then a new thing becomes difficult _ giving up the work and claiming back your time.
So that’s why I thought this could be a good time to bring up such ideas, because so much of what feels like “summer” is taking that time to step away, to enjoy more what you want to do (and not what you have to do), embrace the weather, and recharge ourselves. This is so tied in with the season and becomes so much of what we look forward to with it because of how important it is.
And when something is all about feeling good, you should grab more of it. Of course, I understand that not every business owner can afford to hire an employee or send some of their work outside the business to be taken care of elsewhere. But those who need these types of vacation break the most are probably the ones who can afford it the most because they’re the ones who are doing too much.
When you think of this, this doesn’t have to be that you need to have enough profit to afford this 100%, full stop. You are giving up some of the things you are doing so that you have time to do something else – you know, the tasks that you enjoy doing more and the parts that tend to bring more revenue into your business.
I know this is all vague in a way, but I thought it was still important to bring up and try to catch those of you who needed the break, needed more of them in the future, and say that we are happy to discuss with you if there is any way we can help you achieve that.
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