Around this time last year, I took a month-long vacation to Europe. I had a client event that took up a week of that time, but the rest of the month was mine to play and enjoy.
When I got home to California, many of my business friends who were also entrepreneurs couldn’t believe I could take that much time away and keep my business running. Not only was I able to keep it running, but it also continued to grow while I was away.
As entrepreneurs, it’s not uncommon to feel the entire weight of your business on your shoulders. It’s YOUR business, after all, so how could you not? How can you ever leave your business without feeling completely and utterly stressed?
Answer: you need to create systems and processes that will keep the wheels turning when you’re away. Having systems in place isn’t ‘a nice thing to have’— it’s an absolute must.
So what does this look like in your business? It’s creating content calendars, scheduling emails, having content ready to share for when you’re away, even creating a trusted team to take the weight off your shoulders. And that’s only just the start.
I already know what you’re thinking: “But I don’t have time to create these things now.”
It’s time to make the time. Because if your work is all you ever do, you’ll never be able to do great work.
While it may sound counterintuitive, you need time away from your business. You need the headspace to look at it from different perspectives, to see with clarity the areas you want to change and the areas for growth. It’s a necessary time devoted to reevaluating and reengaging in your business.
It’s time to be more focused instead of running rampant.
Don’t just keep yourself busy without ever looking up.
If you need help understanding how to put the proper systems and processing in place so you CAN step away from your business, let’s hop on a one-on-one consult, and I can help you demystify the process.
Remember, we’ll never do great work if all we do is work.