Recently I have had the annoying experience of being ill for almost a month. So much to do but so little time to do it when all you are told by your doctor to rest, rest, rest. For someone like me that is not used to resting or spending many days in bed…it was a difficult pill to swallow.
Now l am not one to rest lightly but this time l had no choice. I was so exhausted all the time. Up for a little time then out for many more hours than l care to recall. So what to do with my business when l am not available for duty!
How do you make sure your business doesn’t suffer a health decline, too? Here are some tips for keeping the shop running while you’re stuck in bed.
Find a good substitute
Find someone you trust that can step in at a moment’s notice should the need arise. Someone that has good intuitive and picks things up quickly. This is vital so that you don’t let your clients down.
Use your smartphone.
When you’re not able to make it to the office, your smartphone can be an ideal tool to help you stay up to date on what’s going on in your business. From there you can check emails, and respond to them promptly.
Don’t be afraid to take a break. Many entrepreneurs tend to become ill because they’re constantly stressing about work and don’t take the time to exercise, eat right, or get enough sleep. Your illness could be your body’s way of warning you to slow down, so don’t be afraid to take some time away from the job to recuperate. By waiting until after you’ve had the chance to relax and recover to return to work, you’ll be able to make better choices as a business owner .
For me – my time that I couldn’t function at 110% in my business has taught me a few things about myself. Too slow down – when the body is crying out for you too. Too trust others- you can’t always do it all and to appreciate every second of life as you never know when you are incapacitated again. For now l am concentrating on getting 100% well again- so off to have another rest for me it is. Even a concierge needs to take time out.