Recharge your batteries (often) to grow your business.

Yesterday I had the chance to take something off my bucket list and it felt GREAT.

I stopped riding motorcycle when I had young children at home. It just seemed rather dangerous and raising my children was my highest priority.

They have all graduated from college and are doing a great job living responsible lives and taking care of themselves.

I have returned to riding motorcycle and I love it. (The many years of working out and living a healthy lifestyle is also serving me well with a foundation that does not limit me.)

Yesterday I rode my motorcycle on the Tail of the Dragon. The road boasts 318 curves in 11 miles and I do not doubt those numbers. The experience has left me completely recharged and ready for whatever life throws at me.

You may be wondering what does this have to do with your fitness tip this week? The answer is that I want to encourage you to plan time for YOU in your busy schedule. Specifically, I recommend planning now to get away this summer for a couple of weeks.

You may find this challenge difficult to do. Some find it even hard to imagine. But what if you HAD to step away for a couple of weeks. This happened to me once, a story for another time. The important thing to remember is that anything is possible if the dream is big enough.

This week’s challenge for you is to figure out how to make some time for you in your schedule this summer.

Here are your fitness business tips for the week: (Please let me know if there are other topics that would be helpful to you.)

To prepare yourself to be able to step away from your business for a couple of weeks and have no loss in income.

1. Step 1 – Schedule a two week time away in your calendar. Just put the dates down and watch how your mind begins to help you figure out how to do it. Already have time scheduled? Could you double it?

2. Step 2 – Every day do something that prepares your business to be without you for some time. Who do you need to train for what tasks? What systems do you need in place? Who will be in charge if something goes wrong (and something will)? Commit everything to writing and keep a notebook of all the plans you have created.

3. Step 3 – Decide what you are going to do with your time away. This is critically important. The more excited you get about what you are going to be doing, the more your mind will go to work for you helping you figure out what needs to be done now to get everything ready. Note: expect challenges as things will come up. Remember the bigger your desire the more likely you will overcome all of the obstacles.

As a small business owner, your business is a reflection of you and your energy. Figure out how to get away and recharge your batteries. The dividends will be huge for both you and your business. I have seen it over and over.

Make it an awesome day!

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