Do you sometimes feel that running your business is taking over your life?
Very often you hear of or read of having the life of your dreams if you own your own business and you may wonder how that can happen when you seem to not have enough time to run the business let alone be living your dream life.
Something that I have learnt in my many years of mentoring is that you can have your dream life by planning time to plan. Some of the best time I’ve spent planning is planning while I am doing what I love. That is, being outdoors, by the sea, and taking photos. I love all three of these things. I love the outdoors. I love being by the sea and I love taking photos (or in this instance – videos).
There is a certain freedom being outdoors and I can think of no better place to relax and clear my mind than to be sitting on a rock or a beautiful beach looking out to sea watching the power of the waves continually crashing on the shore. The more dramatic the weather, the more power is unleashed and I seem to thrive on that. Taking photos for me is also a time of clearing my mind of the clutter and noticing the small things around me..
So, back to my business … by including time to plan and planning in a place I love, the planning does not seem like work. My mind is clear to draw or write out my plan. I walk and sit and clear my mind and dream and plan. I love that I can share my photos and my passions with others by including them in my posts, videos, and branding, and do it is a way that I love.
Some great questions to ask yourself. Do you plan time to plan? Do you have a special place that you can go to and feel as though you are away from your business to clear you mind? Do you have a hobby that you can interweave into your business? Taking time to work on your business in a place that you love and feel happy in, is going to give you better results, will let the creative side come through, will let you feel more relaxed and you will be much more productive when you get back into working in your business. You’ll feel as though you’ve had time out or had a holiday. You’ll be refreshed because you have been doing something you love.
The more you can add the things you love into your business the more you will be living on purpose.
Most of all … have fun!