It was a beautiful day on Sunday and I was finally out working in the yard, I was trying my best to tame a row of 9-10 foot high laurels… they were too big and top-heavy and that caused the bushes to dangerously lean with winter snow and wind. I was trimming them back, shaping, making it neater and then getting a ladder and doing what I could to tame the top… as I was doing this, I was relating this to my business – as I usually do with everything eventually… ;o) I began wondering where or what in my business I could cut back, so that it could have space to breathe and fill-out without the heavy dead weight on top…
One of the places I first thought about was the need to focus my time more on tasks and revenue generating tasks in particular, especially as I will soon be beginning a summer schedule. I’m so lucky that I get to set my own hours for the summer and this is really the first time I am doing this with a business! My daughter will be going to a local summer camp some weeks and I will be freeing up some time so that we can have some family day trips and drum-roll please… an actual vacation – for a whole week! With that in mind, I am revisiting my calendar and commitments and seeing what I can cut out and what I want to remain focused on.
As I followed this train of thought – the thing that came up was – Woohoo! I actually get to trim some of the ‘heaviness’ from my life in general! How? As I have fun activities with family and really enjoy that time away – I’m sure I will be revitalized by that and will bring some of that fresh energy into my business – I mean I am my business, so how can I not? I think the challenge will be in really having clear boundaries between work and play and experimenting with how that feels and how productive I am when I am in the business. Looking forward to finding out!
Stay tuned – I certainly don’t have it all figured out yet… teehee. 🙂