My favorite way to take a break from my work is to…work. This may sound shocking, but if you like what you are working on, you won’t stop until it’s finished. I take breaks where I don’t do work sometimes, but I enjoy creating blog posts, scheduling tweets, and working on my content. If you like what you do, you won’t have to take a break from it.
This is your time. You control the ultimate fate of your business. Whether your business becomes a multimillion dollar powerhouse or a destroyed dream, you decide the course for your business. There is no more time to waste. Work on your business right now and make it incredible.
I was thinking of an idea for my next blog post, but then I saw the icon for my inbox. I wanted to see if I got any new messages, so I clicked on it. After I clicked it, I realized that I had clicked it 5 minutes ago and found no new messages. The result was no different when I clicked it a second time.
I knew there was no way that this was the first time I had looked in my inbox twice in 5 minutes…or even more. Looking through an inbox that many times can make someone lose what they were thinking about. What that person was thinking about could have been the next multimillion dollar idea, we’ll never know.
Is it really worth it to look through your inbox? It is important to look at your inbox on occasion to answer questions that people may have or respond to an important email. However, it is not good to be consumed by your inbox.
There is always a time when we are least productive or are simply pondering for a new idea. Those are the times when we should check our inboxes. When I check my inbox, most of the messages are from websites I don’t know or random people. Some of it is really spammy. The few relevant messages I get don’t even involve me writing back to someone most of the time. Most of the time, the only relevant messages I get are about new comments.
If something takes up your time and doesn’t help your business, it’s usually not worth it. Checking your inbox every 5 minutes when you know the outcome is definitely not worth your time.
Just because the end of the story has to be the last 3 paragraphs of the story doesn’t mean that they have to be the last 3 paragraphs of the story. Some stories put the end of the story on the first page. This results in the author giving away some important events and main characters to look for throughout the book. Those names stay in our minds, and when we read a story like that, we look for the names mentioned on the first page of the book. Authors who use this strategy well leave out one important part of the story–the how part. How does this happen? The ending of a story is usually the last 3 paragraphs of the story, but some people decide to put it on the first page.
Don’t do what everyone else does if you disagree with it.
Balancing on a balance beam requires a lot of effort. One miss step, and you’re right back where you started–on the floor walking back to the start of the balance beam. For people new to balance beams, the experience will be different, and it won’t be long before that person falls off.
For inexperienced people who haven’t been on a balance beam for awhile or for their entire life, they usually need a spotter. A spotter can be anyone who is able to catch the person on the balance beam if he or she falls. Spotters guide the person all the way to the end of the balance beam until the person decides to jump off with his or her free will, or he or she goes the other way and continues.
It takes a long time before anyone can become really good on the balance beam (being able to do cart wheels, back flips, etc). While they practice on their technique, the spotter is always there guiding the person.
Spotters make sure nothing bad happens to the person on the balance beam, and a spotter for your business can offer new ideas and prevent your business from falling off of the balance beam and into oblivion.
One thing you have to do for your business is to finish strong. Having a strong start leads you ahead of the competition, but if you have a bad finish, you’ll be with everyone else who didn’t succeed. Every business has the opportunity to get a strong start, but then those businesses become lazy. It is this very laziness and lack of responding to problems that ultimately leads to these business’ collapses. These collapses ususally occur as the weather gets nicer, and as much fun as it is to play outside and do other things, we cannot take our eyes off of our work for our businesses.