Summer Strategy Series: How To Disconnect From Your Business | Episode 114

Show Notes:

We aren’t in business to work 24/7, 365 days a year.
We need time away from it in order to avoid burnout and grow.

It’s ok to step away.
Some of us aren’t very good at this, though. Me included. But I’m learning. So I am hoping that some of the ideas in this episode allow you to give yourself permission to step away and find that it isn’t impossible but extremely important.

Some of these strategies include:

  • Stepping away during slow periods – Schedule your leave and provide a lot of notice ahead of time. I wouldn’t recommend doing it during Q3 or Q4, but, if you are super organized – go for it!
  • Delegate – Trust the people that work for you. Provide them with all the tools and training they need so you feel good about stepping away.
  • Avoid being a worrywart – Pre-plan! Put your phone away while on vacation and give your staff the autonomy to make decisions without you.
  • Emails & Social Media – Batch your content and set up auto-responders.

Disconnecting from your business is important for your mental health, your family, your brain, and your creative growth.

 


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A Quick Glance:

[0:26] Intro

[2:38] Slow periods

[5:09] Delegate

[8:25] Don’t be a worrywart

[11:58] Emails & Social Media

[15:19] Closing remarks

 


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Resources Mentioned:

Retail Made Simple
Level Up Mastermind
Foot Traffic Made Simple
Retailer’s Inner Circle

 

 

Related podcasts we think you’ll like:

Episode 94 – The Retailer’s Ecosystem: Where To Spend Your Time and Focus Within Your Business
Episode 86 – Avoid Biz Burnout – Take Control and See the Full Potential of Your Business
Episode 82 – 5 Steps to Simplify Your Content Planning
Episode 80 – Managing Your Energy and Expectations. Don’t Hit a Wall.
Episode 71 – Encore Series: The 3 Biggest Time Wasters for Retailers and How to Avoid Them

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