I have to admit something....I started this week totally lazy!
With three days not working - absolutely guilt free. 🤪 I had booked a get away with my dear girlfriends in Frankfurt and it was just lovely!
That’s the best thing about owning your own business, right? Taking time off whenever you want.
When you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’ve probably started your own company in the first place, to make more money than in your corporate job AND to have more freedom to do whatever you want, when you want it. Not to work 24/7.
Do you find yourself working all the freakin‘ time?
Well, maybe you believe you have to work very hard and can’t afford to take time off. Or you’re fighting fires everyday, and your most important work seemingly has to wait until you’re done with managing your endless to-do list, so you end up working till late in the evening.
The key to work less hours and have more time or yourself is being crystal clear on your priorities, have a game plan to achieve your goals and knowing what success looks like for you.
„What does real success mean to you? And how do you know that you have achieved it?„
If you don’t define your goals and definition of success upfront and measure it throughout the journey, you‘ll end up hustling so much that you maybe sacrifice your marriage, health, sleep and friendships. Because if you’re lacking clarity what to focus on, it's no wonder you're feeling all over the place and guilty for never achieving enough.
Let's be honest, as entrepreneurs we always have the next project waiting in line. We‘re constantly improving our business, the customer service, adding even more value to our services and products, working on increasing the number of customers, the profit, and so on. And the truth is, it never stops. Business is an infinite game, it doesn’t have an end goal.
Therefor you have to learn to enjoy the journey and care for yourself along the way. You have to become a master in managing your own time and energy. Otherwise you‘re screwed!
The good news is you can feel energized, healthy and happy along the way! Taking time again, for what matters most to you, is just one decision away.
How about setting up a date night with your wife, or husband this week? Or plan the weekend getaway that you‘re dreaming about for 11 month? Maybe you start to meditate again, or treat yourself with a day at the spa.
What is one thing you can do this week to bring fun and joy into your life?
Doing more of what brings you joy, increases your feeling of inner success dramatically. And let me tell you, this is where real success is coming from. Not from the outside, but from the inside. You've heard this before, right? You have to first feel successful, in order to be successful.
At the end, the whole journey of business is not worth it, when it brings you nothing but hardship and sacrifices.
If you’re wondering how you can take extra time, without feeling freaked out already, about how to cram this into your already full calendar, let’s chat about how you can make it happen. There is always a way and a solution, that you maybe just haven’t thought of, yet. 😉
Do you want to discover how it's possible for you to work less hours and have more time for yourself? Reach out and we set up a free 20-minute call together, to explore if and how coaching can help you. No obligations.