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No Social Life For Business Superheroes?

28 June 2018 No Comment

Over 750,000 Small Business Owners Do Not Make Social Plans Because They Are Too Busy.

Shockingly, many small business owners are so tied up in the day to day running of their business they find it increasingly difficult to break away to spend time with family and friends. A recent UK study showed that over 750,000 small business owners do not make social plans because they are too busy and a quarter of business owners surveyed said they feel ill due to work demands or stress. Some are even missing out on contact and holidays with children.*

Yet working gruelling hours appears to be a false economy according to Graham Jules author of the business guide Business Zero To Superhero he writes, “From the outset, structure your business with time off, so all your customers are aware you are closed on the days you specify. Whatever days you decide, it is important to remember you will not lose business. In fact, most people will respect you for taking time off and spending it with your family and will happily call back on a Monday.”

In fact,  another UK report by Xero** indicates 58% of successful entrepreneurs state that time spent with family is a contributory factor to their success. Jules agrees he writes: “time is your most precious commodity. Remember to save some for your family and friends and most importantly, yourself. You cannot buy time back when your business has ‘made it’. It’s too late – it’s gone!  He adds, “Another advantage of taking time off is perspective and ideas. It’s amazing how when relaxing in the bath, or when I wake up from a good sleep on a day off, an idea will pop into my head. Just jot it down in your notebook or make a mental note of it and deal with it when you get back to business. Doing this means you will be itching to get back to business on Monday morning to follow up on that new idea. (How many people can say that?)

 

Business can be very stressful, Graham has had experience of this first hand since he had to endure a near three year battle with multi-billion dollar media company Marvel and DC Comics Entertainment Inc who took issue with his book title, “Business Zero To Superhero”. Handling stress and recharging the batteries is important especially during difficult times.

 

He writes, “If you do not structure in time off, you will be run ragged and burn out very quickly and probably lose touch with your family and friends if you continue this for long periods of time. You should take at least one day off a week. Do not look at emails, do not take business calls, unless it is an absolute emergency!”

So you heard it here first if you want to be a ‘Business Superhero” you must take time off, unless it’s an emergency and you need to save the world!

Excerpts from “Business Zero To Superhero” by Graham Jules available now on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2rZyJBS

For more information, visit the official website: www.businesszerotosuperhero.com

*https://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/about-us/press-releases/750,000-small-business-owners-missing-out-on-summer-holidays-with-children/

**https://www.xero.com/content/dam/xero/pdf/Xero-Make-or-break-report.pdf

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