Taking Time Off Can Increase Your Productivity and Better Your Company

Taking Time Off Can Increase Your Productivity and Better Your Company (Reviewed) – TMA 044

For the business owner who wants to perform at their best and make the most out of life, the answer may be in working less, not more.  In his insightful article Taking Time Off Can Increase Your Productivity and Better Your Company, Dan Sullivan, of Strategic Coach, reveals the leverage that taking time off can give your work life, your non-work life, your company, and your employees.

His advice runs against the grain of our culture that is addicted to workaholism.  We live on caffeine, harried, hurried, incessantly busy, multitasking, distracted and idolizing the hustle.  Embracing a slower pace seems to be a sign of weakness.

But sometimes the things we think are making us better, are actually making us worse.

Taking time off helps you get more done, not less.

It’s time to view free time as a necessity, not just a delicacy.

Free time isn’t just a reward for hard work; it’s a necessary prerequisite for doing good work.

Why Taking Time off Works

Taking time off refreshes and rejuvenates you, giving you more creativity, and fresh ideas to innovate. When you take time away from your business, it requires you to streamline systems, processes, technology, and your team, instead of relying on yourself.  The result is that you increase your output, without increasing your input.  You become the leader that sets the standard, modeling a culture of valuing yourself, which improves the company culture and decreases burnout, turnover, and associated costs.

Best of all, it develops you into an interesting multi-dimensional person who can enjoy life now.  It gives you the room to excel in your health, family, friendships, hobbies, and create a life of meaningful experiences.Taking Time Off Can Increase Your Productivity and Better Your Company

Sullivan not only teaches this way of life, but he also champions it in his own life.  He uses the Entrepreneurial Time System, a plan of focus days, buffer days, and free days.  He shares his personal rule to work only 210 days per year. When he takes time off, he completely unplugs, being completely unreachable by phone or email.  This requires him to develop a team he trusts, and then trust them to work well.  It’s the way to build a truly self-managing company, an asset that produces revenue independent of the time you contribute.  That’s how you move out of the rat race of trading time for money.

While we aren’t there yet in our own lives, we’re using these principles to value our creativity and contribution, work with more focus, and take more time away from our work.  This helps us build a bigger vision.

What about you?  What are your rules about taking time off?  How will you give yourself more freedom to enjoy life today and take time off?

Get More out of Your Money Without Working Harder

If you would like to optimize your financial life so that you can get more out of your money without working harder, gain more enjoyment satisfaction and abundance, contact us to request a financial picture conversation.

We’ll help you maximize your wealth today and, in the future, by:

  • Discovering money flowing into your control and money flowing out of your control
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  • With the End Result being more money to utilize during your lifetime, and more to give to future generations

Email us at hello@themoneyadvantage.com to share your comments, questions, and feedback with us.

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Rachel Marshall

Rachel Marshall

Rachel empowers her clients to maximize and control their money so that they can accomplish their dreams and live out their highest purpose. She believes that if you understand the short and long-term impacts of the financial choices you make, you’re better suited to make choices that put you in control of your resources. She helps you discover money flowing out of your control, strategize ways to have more money flowing into your control so that the end result is that you have more money to retain and utilize during your lifetime, and more to pass on to future generations.

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