[text and photos by Starla J. King, Big Fish 2009-10]
There’s a workworkworkwork vortex of owning a business.
Lessons Learned work
Resourcing, accounting, marketing, selling, servicing, creating, giving, doing, learning, expanding…
You see, when you’re too busy to take a break, that’s the time to do it.
Somehow we get drawn into this notion that the only path to success is overwork. If we’re maxed out on work hours and have exhausted our energy, then we know we’re doing enough… because it’s all we CAN do…so it HAS to be enough.
It takes courage to stop working before you’re tapped out, and to take a retreat in the middle of your “busy season.” But that’s what keeps your business alive, fuels your vision, hands you the unexpected insights, AHA’s and breakthroughs… the “taking care of business” (see last week’s blog).
Yet she took a retreat this weekend.
And she walked on fire.
On our To Do lists, let’s put “Retreat” and so there is no question about priority, add “NON-NEGOTIABLE” … then tell us about it here. Are you in??
(tune in next week for Lorin’s blog about her fire walk!)