When is the best time for Entrepreneurs to take a break from thier Business?

17 08 2009

Dear Friends, Members and Readers!

So many Entrepreneurs are like sticks of rock and if you were to cut them down the middle I am sure that it would say “Workaholic”, but at what time should Entrepreneurs take a break from their business before they become counter-productive?

Speaking personally and after going though what I can only describe as the most gruelling three years of my life, I decided to take a well earned 7 day break with my partner. Having four children between us, another one on the way coupled with a fire breathing dragon of a business, I should have taken it earlier.

Thinking about, creating, growing and running a business, especially in the first two years can be a very draining time for any Entrepreneur. Many of us work very long hours, for little or no pay as we try to make our dreams a reality. I experienced feelings of:-

“I cant get away just yet, the business needs me”
“There is too much to do and no one else can do it”
“I’m afraid to leave just in case I miss something”
“I cant afford to get away”
“What if sales drop”

I have learnt again from my own experiences and although many of you will have more common sense than me and will recognise when you MUST take a break from your business – I in fact left it way too long and should have gone a long time ago!

I did take a break finally last week and went to Corfu with my partner Emma and for the first time in 3 years relaxed totally (well at least two days of the break). I turned the laptop on after two days and because I was two hours ahead of the UK managed to get my emails done before the UK office opened

Entrepreneurs must take time out from thier Businesses

Entrepreneurs must take time out from thier Businesses

After returning from holiday, I feel refreshed once more and am ready to drive through the remainder of 2009. I have had a chance to look at the business from a holistic point of view and gather my thoughts and prepare myself for the next steps.

What an amazing view of Nassaki Hotel pool

What an amazing view of Nassaki Hotel pool


What would we do without our lovely ladies?

What would we do without our lovely ladies?


What would the ladies do without thier lovely men

What would the ladies do without thier lovely men


Thanks Emma 143 from the "Boy next Door"

Thanks Emma 143 from the "Boy next Door"

If you are totally immersed in your business and you do not take a break after working long hard and mentally draining hours then you will be no good to your business and no good to your team. Take a break and come back fresh, invigorated and ready to give 100% focus , effort.

Thanks Roman it was a pleasure meeting you

Thanks Roman it was a pleasure meeting you

Take a break!

Kind Regards Bradley Chapman
www.millionimpossible.com

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