Ah, summer. Isn’t it great? The school year is done, graduations are in full bloom, and vacation time is kicking in for many lucky folks. While you should definitely take advantage of every opportunity to soak up some sun and warmer weather in the coming weeks, also recognize the opportunities before you. Use your vacation time this summer to relax and further your business goals.
That is, while you’re stretching out on a lounge chair pool-side or at the beach, bring along a business book to read, or industry magazines to help you get up-to-speed. If you’re heading out of town this summer, see if business owners there who are doing what you aspire to do would be willing to meet with you for a cup of coffee; since you’re not in their neighborhood, they may be willing to do a little informal mentoring. But even if they aren’t willing to spill their secrets, you can still do some sleuthing to study how other businesses operate (take pictures, notes, and chat with customers about what they like most and least).
Come fall, when the business pace picks up again, you’ll be amazed at how much clearer your vision for your business is.
To your success,