They say small business owners never stop and I know this to be true. However I feel this is a horrible habit. We don't need to do everything, all the time, for everyone. But I am typing this with 45 minutes until I need to call a cab to head to the Northwest for the Holidays. I will be taking my computer. I am bringing a marketing book to read on the plane. I have a to do list for the week I will be visiting family. However I am at least sane enough to know I most likely will never crack the book or cross a single thing off my list, but they're still there.
I say all this because I know many of you feel similarly. You've had a crazy month of fairs and sales and shipping to the ends of the earth and yet I bet even as you may be "taking a break" you're still thinking about what the next phase brings. We just can't help it.
So the words I want to you leave you with as I rush out the door... Breath, enjoy, and take a moment. None of this chaos is going anywhere, the business won't fall apart if you take a week to yourself. You need it and deserve it.
I will also take enough time so that I come back refreshed and renewed, ready to give more of the best advice I have on making this business yours the best it can be.
Until the 6th then, Happy Holidays!
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