Here in the Big Easy Halloween is pretty much a month long celebration. There are parades, parties, and festivals every weekend and even many days in between. Voting in a costume on a Saturday afternoon will not even get you strange looks either, trust me, I cast my vote on my way to a parade on Saturday.
For most, me included, Halloween is about dressing up and having loads of fun. It’s also about allowing ourselves to step out of our comfort zone for a bit and be something different, even if it is kind of kooky and for just a brief period of time.
As adults too often we’re led by what we think we should do, not exactly what we want to do. We wait to pursue our passions until a date in the future yet to be named when we think we’ll have more time. We delay making time for travel, lunch with friends or simply a nap until we’re done with everything, which often doesn’t come.
Most people I meet are simply exhausted and frustrated because they’re not living the life they truly want. Yet they don’t know or believe there really is a viable alternative.
Personally, I think we all should take time NOW to really live life, not to wait till some time in the future, which may or may not ever come.
Yes, running a business takes time, I know this first hand, from my business and those I help, but it doesn’t have to be all you, nor should it really be. After all a business should really serve you, by providing you with time, energy and money, not the other way around.
How about delegating some of your administrative activities to someone so you can take an afternoon off, spend time volunteering, or pursuing a hobby. Having someone help you do some research so you can go read a book, take the family to the movies or visit a museum. Or my favorite, having a trusted virtual assistant post content to drive traffic to my website, while you’re taking a mini vacation.
If you’re stuck with delegating, outsourcing or finding the right people and doing it on a budget, you’re not alone. This is exactly why I’m hosting a workshop in November called “Building your Virtual Dream Team”. I’ll be sharing many of the things that I’ve learned over the last 6 years of running a business entirely virtual that allow me to have the freedom and time to travel, volunteer, spend afternoons helping friends and still have a successful thriving business.
For additional details on this workshop or to reserve your spot please go to www.GettingLeveraged.com. There are still a few spaces left and as a bonus I’ll be giving each participant a complimentary 30 minute private coaching session to help ensure success after the workshop.
On behalf of the entire team here, please have a fun, safe and very HAPPY HALLOWEEN.
Virtual Fairy Godmother
P.S. – Start thinking about what you’d really like to be doing more of, and I promise I’ll help you figure out how to do more of it at the “Building your Virtual Dream Team Workshop”.