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“One must cultivate one’s own garden.”
Take a moment to imagine yourself starting your own personal garden.
Where would you start?
You could throw some seeds on the ground and hope for the best.
But if you plant where the ground is not ready…chances are you’re just throwing away the seeds.
And if you plant without a plan, you’re likely to end up with a mess.
But what if you had someone to help you?
A more experienced gardener who could tell you what to plant, when to plant it, and how to spot when your fruits and vegetables were ripe and juicy?
Someone to help you work smarter, not harder?
Running a business can be a lot like tending a garden.
Taking a step back to strategize is as necessary to your business’ success as it is for a gardener to become deeply familiar with the growth of the fruit on his trees.
If you’re going to reap the benefits, you got to sow with a plan – and master that plan.
And picking your opportunity at the wrong time in your business (aka, when you’re in the weeds) will result in a rotten harvest.
The best time to do it is BEFORE you plant. When you can work on your business.
Before you’re working in your business
The best time is your time off – what we like to call your “Off-Season.
Because the Off-Season is where planning gets done. Where “downtime” becomes “done time.”
And learning to make the most of your “strategic time off” is the perfect place to start.
If you struggle with taking a break and knowing when to hit the “reset” button on your business, you might want to check out my next upcoming 1-day “Off-Season Bootcamp.”
Just last week, my team and I coached a small group of hungry entrepreneurs on how to use their strategic time off in 2021 – and I can assure you they got their money’s worth.
This month, I want to remind you to take the time to tend to all of your gardens.
Your business. Your health. Your relationships.
And you may find that all you ever needed for all of them to thrive was a little time off to think.
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