Is your summer what you hope'd it would be?

It's the middle of the summer holidays and children or no children, it's the time of the year when most of us hope to take some time off, whether that's to get away or simply make the most of the better weather (??) on the golf course, in your hiking boots or in the saddle (horse or cycle).

So my question to you this week is ... are you managing to have the time off that you would like? 

I had a conversation yesterday that got me thinking about our mortality and the fact that we never quite know when our time is up.

Sorry, that's not very cheery I know, but it got me thinking about how we spend our time.  Very often business owners started their business with dreams of more time to do X but find that the business takes over and they end up spending less time with their friends and family and doing the things they wanted to do.

This is perhaps a good time of year to stand back and see how near you are to achieving what you set out to do.  If you're not getting time to do the things you thought you'd be doing over the summer then work out what's stopping you.

It might be that you're not clear about exactly what you want so you're going round in circles.  In which case you need to get clear on your goals so that you know what you're aiming for. 

Or it might be that you are too central to your business and you need to find ways of releasing yourself and getting things done without you.

If you want to chat about systems, processes and delegating and how that might help you get more time to do the things you want to do, I'm always happy to have a chat, just give me a call. 

 

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On Reflection

So, I've been back a week ... and I'm going away again in 2 weeks!! 

If you read my update a couple of weeks ago you will have seen that my key learnings came early on in my trip ... whilst I maintained connectivity through-out the trip so was able to work and do my calls, I tried to cram too much in and consequently I was more tired than usual and did less work than usual.

So why am I off again?

To make changes and test again ... well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

I know running a business is hard work and time consuming but there are things that we can do to make it less arduous and free up some our time so we can do some of the other things we want to do with our life.  

I have always believed it’s about processorising, automating and delegating and following the last couple of weeks I absolutely believe that.

Without structure and systems our time is eaten up and so I am trying to structure my time better and get more systems and automations set up before I go off again.

If you want to know more about these things click here to download my free ebook.  

 

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