Ok – so over the next three weeks, you might find my postings on the site to be a little light on. You see – I’m going to be spending this week at Microsoft in Redmond playing with some great cool, upcoming Microsoft products that I can’t talk about. I’m sure you could guess at what they might be, but I cannot confirm anything due to the heavy NDA.
The following two weeks will be a little R&R for me. I’m heading up to Alaska to enjoy some time hiking and maybe even some camping in Denali National Park. There will be photos yes – but I’m not expecting to be online much at all during that time as I take some time out to refocus on life the universe and everything.
This trip is all about sharpening the saw as they say – many SMB resellers don’t take enough time to do that and as a result end up working so very ineffectively. I’m so very guilty of this over the past 15 years of running my own business, and over the last few years have started to take control of things once more. It’s an empowering feeling really to be able to climb that hill of problems and stand on the top of it. It allows you a clarify of view that gives you the ability to see far around you in so many ways. If you don’t know what I’m talking about when I say “Sharpening the saw” then check out this link here and this one too. As Stephen Covey says…
Feeling good doesn’t just happen. Living a life in balance means taking the necessary time to renew yourself. It’s all up to you. You can renew yourself through relaxation. Or you can totally burn yourself out by overdoing everything. You can pamper yourself mentally and spiritually. Or you can go through life oblivious to your well-being. You can experience vibrant energy. Or you can procrastinate and miss out on the benefits of good health and exercise. You can revitalize yourself and face a new day in peace and harmony. Or you can wake up in the morning full of apathy because your get-up-and-go has got-up-and-gone. Just remember that every day provides a new opportunity for renewal–a new opportunity to recharge yourself instead of hitting the wall. All it takes is the desire, knowledge, and skill.
I’m tired of telling people that I’m too busy. I’m tired of being tired. I’m taking control and doing something about it. Have you got the same determination or will you continue to slave away at your business without taking time to sharpen the saw?
There will be a regular stream of posts on the site though thanks to WordPress’s ability to schedule things for release into the future. I hope you find them worthwhile. If you email me during this time, i might well be slower to respond. See you in August!
Robert Crane says
I have the perfect book for you to read when you return.
also remember that less is always more.
Enjoy the break.
Wayne Small says
Thanks Robert – keen to know more – will catch up when I get back 🙂