Today is a holiday. Are you working?
Most business addicts would say yes because well, we’re addicted. Is this the best decision for us or our company though? Well, there are a few ways to look at this.
There are a lot of people that do not realize that if a small business owner, sales person, or consultant doesn’t work, they’re not making money. Keep in mind, this income just isn’t for their personal needs but for their employees, vendors, and even their patrons.
One thing I’ve noticed though is that addicts can become burnouts. I’ve done it (some people may claim I’m doing it now). I know plenty of others doing it. I have learned to become aware of this and I recommend others do the same. When I have burned myself out through this business addiction, my quality of work has diminished. This is true for a lot of professionals I know too.
Yes, I am working today. The result of actually not working is near impossible to accomplish. However, I’ve found a way to work in a limited capacity on holidays and weekends. My first rule is I take every Sunday off. I might answer e-mails and whatnot but nothing truly in-depth. Some of you may notice that I am waiting to reply on Monday in most situations now.
Another thing I’ve done is figure out how to manage my time better. I allocate certain times to just rest or watch TV or even eat. I work and schedule everything around those intervals. Finally, technology is so important. People are scared of innovation and new approaches. It’s honestly the biggest challenge I’ve had with Christian Business Connect and working with churches. Relying on people falls into that category too. That’s something I’m slowly getting better at but of course still not perfect.
At the end of the day, you need to relax. This holiday and others exist for a reason. Not only do our families need us to rest but our businesses do too.
Thanks & God bless,
Christian Business Connect