Your business is growing at record speed and everything is going exactly as you have always envisioned. You have a full client base, perhaps even a waiting list, and things are looking amazing! But for some reason, you aren’t enjoying it. In fact, you are feeling overwhelmed and out of control. You realize although your bank account is up, you yourself are feeling really down and out of sorts. The main problem could be … although you are working hard on your business, you’re forgetting the most important asset of your business—YOU! It’s time to make some changes.
Here are our best tips for recharging:
Take evenings and weekends off – If you can, try to totally unplug on your evenings and weekends. If this is too much of a stretch, figure out what works best for you. Some people will work Saturday mornings on catch-up tasks and feel more in control because they do, which is fine. Just determine what works for you so you can have the time you need to relax and rejuvenate. You’ll feel so much more energized when you start the next week off after having a break. What you can do to feel even more in control is create your to-do list for next week before you end your current work week. It’s empowering when you can walk out the door knowing you already have a plan for the next week.
Take breaks and lunch away from your computer – Think back to when you actually stopped, left your computer and ate a sandwich without your hand on the mouse. It’s time to get back to a similar routine so you can decompress and re-energize. Now we aren’t saying you need to leave the office every day and take a two-hour lunch, but you should at least stop and take a break. Make this a new healthy habit.
Take vacations and unplug – Sometimes, to truly enjoy what you have, you need to get away long enough to appreciate it. A few days off will energize you and give you back the power you need. In fact, I will be nearing the end of a relaxing week at the beach when this post publishes. Try and unplug completely whenever possible. If completely unplugging isn’t possible, set it up so you are very limited in what you need to handle while you’re away. This is where your online support specialist comes into play. Let them take over the day to day operations and keep things in order for you, allowing you the time to sit back and relax. Which leads us to our next point…find an online support specialist.
Get help – Hire an online support specialist – You don’t have to do it alone. Just think how great it would be to pass off some of the not-so-fun things you do on a daily basis so you can do more of the things you enjoy. You can do this. Make it a plan this week to write down what you do on a daily basis. Then think about which of those tasks you can delegate to an online support specialist. Many think it will cost too much, but in actuality, you will actually earn more because you are focused on the most important parts of your business and are spending your time on the tasks that actually bring in revenue.
One mistake many make when considering support, though, is waiting until too long to plan this out. The days right before you leave for a conference or vacation isn’t the best time to start training someone as this adds more stress. This is something that needs to be set up in advance. Plan ahead and get systems in place (preferably in writing) so things run smoothly and you can feel confident all is good with your business while you are away.
Most important … have fun. If you need to, take some time during your day to chat with your friends online. Make sure any work you do is fulfilling and enjoyable. Remember you are on vacation or just getting away to relax, and don’t allow the stress of clients and too much work get you. Take the appropriate steps to keep control of your business … but make sure you take the time to relax and enjoy yourself so you can continue to enjoy what you do.
Terry L. Green, President of BizEase Support Solutions, and her team of qualified online support specialists, provide seamless online marketing implementation, technology and administrative support solutions to speakers and business coaches worldwide. Visit http://www.bizeasesupport.com to find out how partnering with BizEase can help you grow your business, have more time, and make more money.