One thing I learned this past week (seems like I’m continuing to learn it over and over again) is it’s okay to hit the reset button in business.
You know when business is sailing along and everything is going as scheduled? That was me a couple weeks ago, doing what needs to be done, checking things off my todo list one by one. Then … last week happened. My brain suddenly decided to go into vacation or hibernation mode. At least the business side of my brain made the switch. The personal side did just fine.Do you need to hit the business reset button?
It started with the Labor Day weekend. Since 2020 has NOT been the normal year, my church was unable to do our annual Family Camp in Pennsylvania. PA still has a lot of restrictions, and the camp we use stopped hosting any camps or weekends for the rest of the year. Instead, our church decided to do a Family weekend on the church grounds, with people participating by day and going home at night. Friday night (with a group of toddlers!), all day Saturday and Sunday, and Monday morning I traveled back and forth to Columbus for what turned out to be a fantabulous weekend. The rest of the week was a blur of family issues and other personal things that took up so much of my time everything business-related went right out the door. I missed both my weekly blog posts, barely checked in with my team (thank God I have the most awesome team on the face of the earth!), and only responded to emails that required one. This “vacation mode” lasted until today!
At first, it really bothered me, but then I realized my brain simply needed time off and away from business. During our normal family camp, I would have been in the mindset to get everything done before the event, and then completely unplug. This year didn’t happen that way, and I didn’t prepare in advance or go completely offline. My mood may also have been compounded because I have so many responsibilities with my growing family, have more new and exciting responsibilities with my church, or … simply because after almost 30 years in business, I’m getting a bit tired. Whatever the reason, it happened, and I feel much more refreshed because of it.
Every single year I learn more and more about the importance of self-care, and paying attention to ME and what my body and brain try to tell me. As a business owner, if you don’t pay attention to, and practice, self-care, you’re not going to be the best you can be in your business.
Self-care might not seem like a Marketing BizTip, but it is. We ARE our businesses, so as business owners, as marketers, it is in our best interest to take care of ourselves.
If I look back over blog posts the past few years, I’m sure there are a few other posts similar to this one. I’m not sure why I have to relearn these lessons each year, but I do. And if I do, I can be pretty sure many of my readers need to learn these lessons as well.
So if your brain is tired, or you’re having problems focusing on your business, it’s okay. Maybe you need to hit the reset button like I did. It’s been a wonky year and we all have a lot on our minds and plates. Give your brain an opportunity to refresh and do what it needs to do to get your focus back … if that means going offline for a week, do it.
Everything will still be here when you come back online. Do what you need to do for you so you can continue to be the best you can be for business and you personally!
When was the last time you had to hit the reset button in business? Or do you need to do it now? Talk to me, I’d love to know …
In business since 1991, Terry Green is the founder/CEO/President of BizEase Support Solutions, an American-based, online marketing support company comprised of a team of talented professionals from around North America. BizEase excels at providing speakers and business coaches worldwide with seamless online marketing solutions, from setting up ecommerce solutions, membership sites, web design and maintenance, to writing blog posts and managing Social Media and PR campaigns. BizEase clients (who span five continents) take great joy in allowing the BizEase team to take care of the details so they can get back to doing what they do best! Click here to get our bi-weekly tips ezine delivered to your inbox every other Friday, with tips on plugins, apps, and tools to make you more productive today!