In 2018 I was hemorrhaging money.
I’d quit my job to work on my business. I thought with more time that I’d be able to get more clients.
But it didn’t quite work out that way.
I wasn’t making ends meet and on average I was going $1000 more into debt every month.
I wouldn’t let myself take any kind of vacation or even really take breaks because I was so stressed about making my business work. I’d work on it until I was brain dead then I’d collapse and watch Netflix. I was frazzled all the time and making frazzled decisions for my business.
Needless to say, it didn’t work. After 8 months of trying to do business full time, I made some drastic changes. I got a job part time at a restaurant. I moved into an apartment with roommates to reduce my expenses.
And I kept working.
When I started taking more breaks, I had a breakthrough in productivity.
Before, I’d work on a blog post for 4 hours and I wouldn’t take a break until I was absolutely exhausted. And, to be honest, I’d be checking Facebook the whole 4 hours.
When I switched to writing a draft of the post in one hour and then rewarding myself with a full hour break, I started to attract more clients.
I was consistently getting tasks achieved.
Then I’d take a walk or watch Netflix on my breaks. Whatever I wanted.
And show up to the next task more refreshed.
And the more breaks and vacations, the more my income grows.
So if you’ve been delaying taking a break or a vacation this is your wake up call. Your next breakthrough is on the other side of your break.
And science shows us that our brains are more creative and efficient after they get rest.
So what’s one small or large break you can schedule in this weekend?
Give yourself permission to rest and then when you’re feeling refreshed (which might take awhile) brainstorm ways to increase your income.
You got this,
PS If this email totally freaks you out but also intrigues you, I can help. I work with clients so they learn to REST MORE and then MAKE MORE MONEY in their sacred business.
If you’re curious about this I want to offer you a FREE one-hour consultation where we’ll look at what money blocks are getting in your way and what can help.