If you are a small business owner then you will know that relaxing is not something that will be anywhere near the top of your list of priorities. With this being said, it is actually crucial o the success of your business operations that as the owner you can find time to relax away from the business. I spoke with business guru Scott Tominaga about just how important relaxation is for business owners and just why you need to find the time to get away and relax yourself.
If you spend 80 hours per week in your business, trying to get it off the ground and turn it into a success, it is highly unlikely that you are performing at 100% for the entire duration. If however, you ensure that you can take time out of your business to relax then you may find that you only have 60 hours per week in the business, but these will be hours where you are highly effective. Many business owners fall in to the trap of thinking that time in the office means that they are somehow working harder but in truth, if these hours are not when you at your best then you will not ge the results that you are looking for.
Stress plays a huge role in your ability to manage and lead your business and it must be avoided at all costs. The impacts which stress can have on your life are massive and it will not only affect your business life but also your life at home. Making the time each week to do something which relaxes you can greatly help you to avoid stress or at least cope with it in the best way possible.
Micro Management Doesn’t Work
Most business owners don’t like to take time away from the business to relax because they feel as though everything will go wrong once they are away. The problem with this kind of thinking is that you put yourself in a position where you can never leave the business and you won’t be able to trust that your team can successfully operate the business in your absence. In order to avoid micromanaging and find the time to relax, you should take a few hours or a day out of your week to spend on you, and let the team show you what they have got.
Businesses will live and die on the decisions that they make and if you want to make sure that you get it right more times than wrong, you must make time to relax. When you can get away from the business you are able to better reflect on how things are going and the decisions which you need to make. Making decisions in this way will ensure that the emotion is stripped out of your choice and you can make smart decisions based on careful reflection.