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This week’s FocalPoint Business Coaching Challenge is “How can I drive results as a business coach for a manufacturing company?” Leading the challenge is Greg De Simone, a
We are smack dab in the middle of summer and you have managed to take three whole days off in a row – but man-oh-man you hate the thought of heading back to the office. If that’s where you’re at, and you’re a small business owner, then let me, with the help of Brian Tracy, give you some tips on how to find the you time you need.
By planning to take a vacation you will be forced to put systems in place that would ordinarily take a backseat in daily operations. If you set a vacation as a final goal then you can start working towards time management steps that will realize that goal.
Then take that list to task: for each scenario, come up with solutions, approaches and strategies that are ready to kick into place should they occur. Guess what? You should have this kind of plan in place in any case – take a look at the Disaster Plan blog from a few weeks ago.
Next decide on a specific time for your vacation. You probably don’t want to be gone during your busiest time of year, but if ‘busy’ is year ‘round in your business then you need to suck it up and do it anyway.
Write down everything that you would normally need to do during your week, prioritize them with the ABCDE method, and then get those A, B and C tasks taken care of. The Ds and Es probably don’t need to be attended to while you are away.
What can you do to take care of the A, B and C tasks? You tell me.
It may take a little work on the planning and organizing stage for you to go on vacation, but once you’ve done it the first time, systems will already be in place for the next one to go even smoother than the first.
So go ahead and call your travel agent, and while you’re at it call at FocalPoint Business Coaching Professional – they can help you make that vacation goal a reality.