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.
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
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.
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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Selena Tramayne, Ph.D. is the founder of The Tramayne Group, which provides programs and coaching services to benefit new and emerging coaches. She runs online masterminds and group coaching, as well as provides one-on-one consulting to amazing coaches who want to take their business to the next level. When not working in and on her business, she can be found hiking, mountain biking, and going on bliss walks near her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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