Yay! Spring/summer is finally here!
The days are getting longer. The birds are chirping and everything is in bloom. Sometimes it’s hard to focus on work, when what we really want to do is play outside.
As busy entrepreneurs and business owners, we don’t usually get the luxury of paid vacation time. However, we also aren’t doing our best work when we’d rather be somewhere else.
Here at DemGen we embrace flexible work schedules when possible. As long as the team delivers high quality work on deadline, we’re not concerned about where or when it’s completed.
With mobile technology, these days you can work from pretty much anywhere. Whether strategizing and making notes from the forest or sending emails from the beach – it’s possible!
At the same time, sometimes it’s healthy and necessary to take a step away, disconnect and do no work at all. Often the greatest insights come when we’re twice removed from work. But with a busy schedule – how do you actually do it?
With the right systems and team members in place, you should be confident in handing over the reigns for a period of time. Be sure to define expectations and deadlines.
Though you can rest assured that your team can always reach you in emergencies and you can reach them via your cellphone, resist checking in every minute. Have faith in your business, systems and team – and most importantly yourself. Your business ‘machine’ can run without you.
If you feel there’s truly no way you can get away, perhaps you need to outsource some tasks to free up some of your time. Companies like DemGen allow you to delegate whatever projects or processes you choose. We can also help you to improve your systems and put your business on autopilot.
For April Fools 2012, we offered Business Sitting services. Intended as a joke, we were surprised at the amount of interest it attracted! Though we wont actually water your plants or feed your pets, we will maintain all of your business activities and keep your clients happy on your behalf while you’re away.
Though summer hasn’t officially started yet, time flies and it will be over before you know it. Start planning now, so you’re free to find adventure when summer does begin.
Tamara Smith, DemGen Inc 2013