Have you lost the spark and passion you once had for court reporting? It might be time to take a look at what you?ve accomplished, where you want to take your business, and then step away for time off. Not sure if time off is in the budget? It should be and here?s why.?
?You can?t know where you?re going until you see how far you?ve come. Sounds like something from an inspirational poster but it also holds truth. Now is a good time of year to review your Phoenix court reporting business since the beginning of the year.
- What goals did you have in January and what the status of those goals today?
- How are you holding yourself accountable for professional development goals?
- What was your earnings estimate? Have you met or beat it? If not, why not?
As you look at what you?ve accomplished year-to-date, give yourself credit where you?ve met goals or made improvements. Adjust the rest so it is attainable or take it off the list. You aren?t going to heat up your business by stressing over things out of your control so control what you can.?
Take Time Off?
When was the last time you took a day or a week off from work? It might sound counterintuitive but one of the best ways to recharge your mind is to take time away from the office. Studies show that when we take vacation time we?re actually more productive when we are at work. It?s akin to needing sleep for our bodies to function properly; our minds need time to relax and refresh. [Source]
Come Back Renewed and Focused
Even when you?re on vacation your mind is solving problems and improving creativity with what you?ve already been thinking about. Need a new office design? Stop thinking about it and the ideas will flow. Not sure how to land your ideal client? Step away from your desk for the afternoon; your mind will connect you with what you need to know to find that client. The truth is that our minds need time off to just blow off steam just like we do. When we return we?re refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the month and year.
Heat up your court reporting business for the Phoenix summer by taking inventory of what you?ve accomplished so far this year, what you want to get done, then relax and return focused on what?s most important in your business and your life. We can?t wait to hear about your adventures!