I’ve come to realize over the years that, for me, it is absolutely necessary to include these five days into my life, especially now that I own my own business. Otherwise, my life and my business just don’t run right.
I’d like to invite you to consider incorporating all of these days into your life regularly.
Getting into the habit of consciously creating these days for yourself will help you enjoy your life and your business so much more. This, in turn, will lead to a lot less burn out. Trust me, I speak from personal experience.
If you’ve been at it for a while, then you probably already know what I mean. If you are like me, you love your business and will work incredibly long hours to make it succeed (and out of pure enjoyment).
I consider these 5 days to be part of a mandatory system you put in place for your business.
Let’s take a look at each.
Move the Needle Days
These are days that are completely focused on tasks that move the needle for your business. There are three main areas for Move the Needle Days.
- Create or Improve your products & services. You can’t create a business unless you have a product or service to sell. You can’t stay in business unless you are constantly creating new products or services, or improving the ones you have. We live in a constantly changing world. Keeping up and relevant is important.
- Marketing your business. You can’t have a business if no one knows about you. You need to do the things that get the word out. This includes anything and everything you do to attract potential clients.
- Develop your team. As a team and as individuals. One of the best ways to grow your business is to invest in your team’s personal growth and business development. Give them opportunities to grow and learn and you’ve got amazing, loyal, skilled team members that will love you.
Having an admin day on a consistent basis can significantly decrease your stress level. There is nothing worse than feeling like you don’t have a handle on all the little admin tasks that are needed for your biz. Ideally, you want to take a day every other week for you and your team to focus on clearing out all the admin tasks so you can start the next week really clear on what’s needed.
This is where you completely unplug from your business. No cell. No computer. Hang out with family & friends. Read a good book. Watch a good movie. Go to your favorite restaurant. Whatever. Have some fun. Don’t feel guilty. This is an important part of being productive in your business. You don’t do this, you will burn out. Think of these days as preventative medicine. AND you need to make these mandatory for your team. Do you have team members who regularly work nights and weekends? Make sure they understand that working on rejuvenation days is a no-no.
I believe I got this term from Jeff Walker. He gave an example of going skiing. These days are all about doing something you LOVE to do with people you LOVE to hang out with. Something out of the ordinary that you don’t get to do all the time and is a complete blast.
New Experience Days
It is so important that we keep our brains fresh and experience (and thus learn) new things. In order to run a successful business, we must be constantly learning new things related to business in order to keep it growing. However, it is extremely important to have other experiences unrelated to the business. Here are some ideas to get you thinking about it.
I am convinced that if you incorporate these 5 days into your life and business, you will have a crazy amazing business and life. So what do you think? Do you incorporate these days into your life? If not, is it something you would like to do?
With love & joy,
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