On the eve of the first day of another school year, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the end of another summer.
Summer is the time of year when you can't help but slow down. There is no schedule. Days last for longer than any other time of the year, so you tend to stay up later, and get going later. When the sun is shining, you just have to take the day off.
Admittedly, I followed the lazy days of summer. I kept up with my deadlines, but did not actively pursue new business until August. I would take a day off during the week, and spend the day with the kids. There is a time for go, go, go and there is a time to stop and enjoy the view. What's the point of having a good life if you can't stop to enjoy it?
I would say to any Small Business Owner, you need to take time to enjoy the fruits of your labours. There are many studies that demonstrate why taking a vacation is a good idea. Most importantly, for myself, it is helpful in my productivity. If I am burnt out, I will not be a good Accountant.
So to all the students, good luck in your next school year. To all of the Small Business Owners, keep learning and keep working towards success in your business and your life.
Entrepreneur, bike spinner, and resident of beautiful Steveston, BC.