Rest & Relaxation for Business Owners – Luxury or Lifeblood?

Rest & Relaxation is Lifeblood not Luxury for Small Business OwnersRest & Relaxation (R&R) is not just a luxury for the well-to-do. It is essential to our well-being and is truly not optional.  It is the lifeblood that keeps us sharp mentally and physically while giving our creative juices time to rejuvenate.

When I say R&R, what picture or words come to mind?  Do you see R&R only as being a lavish vacation or available only to the “ladies who lunch”?  Do you hear some authority figure yelling at you that you’re lazy, unproductive, and will never amount to anything?  Do you simply see your to-do list growing if you even contemplate “relaxing”?

You wouldn’t think of running your car nonstop without preventative maintenance, turning it off at night, or stopping for fuel.  If you did, it’d break down and simply stop functioning.  So, what makes you think your body and mind should be any different and be expected to trudge on constantly? [Read more…]

AEP 002 – The Art of Taking Time Off

Welcome to Episode 2 of Fun & Profit for the Active Entrepreneur Podcast!

The Art of Taking Time Off

Today let’s talk about the Art of Taking Time Off. I just got back from over a week of being fully disconnected and loving every minute of it.

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Deliberate Choices [Business Flow Video]

It’s not what you do, how much you do, or when you do it that will determine your success and happiness. Deliberate choices are the difference between victimhood and servitude and true freedom.

Join Paula G as she delves into the power of business flow with the topic of deliberate choices on this spring kayak trip.

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How do you make your choices deliberate? Comment below…

How to Take Time Off Without the Guilt

How to Take Time Off Without the GuiltAt some point in almost every client relationship I have with a self-employed business owner this question comes up (or some variation on it). Such as:

  • How can I stop working at the end of the day/on weekends when I am not making “enough” money (yet)?
  • How can I take time off without feeling guilty?
  • How can I say no without feeling guilty?

I felt these same feelings too. And I’m here to tell you that if you don’t learn how to set boundaries, say no, and claim what you need for yourself and your life now; it doesn’t get any easier later.

This is an inside job and has nothing to do with:

  • How much (or little) money you might be making in your business.
  • Whether you have children or do not.
  • If you “deserve” time off or not.

You absolutely cannot have a healthy thriving business unless you are willing to also do what it takes to have a healthy thriving YOU. [Read more…]

Don’t Forget to Celebrate & Breathe [Video]

As I was hiking a steep trail on Black Rock Mountain in Arizona after a few days of business masterminding, I was sitting at the top enjoying the hot air balloons and beautiful view. Two trail runners ran up to the summit (huffing and puffing) and immediately turned around to run down.

I am all about a great workout and moving forward toward the next goal, but if you don’t take a moment to celebrate what you have achieved, take a deep breath, and notice your accomplishment, your business life will be one painful, long slog. You’ll soon come to hate it with your very being.

So take a moment – breathe, celebrate what you have achieved and keep business flowing.

Need help organizing your schedule and activities so you feel like you can breathe? Contact me for a complimentary discovery session and see how I can help you create breathing room and reach your goals.

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