Simple Tips to Maximize Your Summer Experience
It's that time of year… School is out for summer, which means the kids are home and the schedule you’ve been used to for the past ten months is about to change. But your business keeps going. Many business owners struggle during the summer months when the kids are home and the family’s schedule is different.
This can be disruptive to the progress you’ve made. You worked hard the first half of the year to build momentum and work toward hitting your goals, so the last thing you want to do is fall behind in the summer months, thus making it harder for you once the summer ends.
There are a few simple tips that can help you maximize your summer experience:
It’s important to remember to be present where you are and when you are. When you are at work, be at work. When you are at home, be at home. When you are on vacation, BE ON VACATION! Allowing yourself dedicated time to your work, family, and mental health will present less stress than trying to multitask all summer.
It can be challenging to stay mentally present at work when the sun is out, the kids are having a great time, the pool is calling your name, or friends are at the golf course without you. But when you utilize your dedicated work time to complete your business objectives, you are able to more fully enjoy your dedicated time with friends and family. And you’re not worrying about that expense report you forgot to sign because you were distracted at work.
Inspire Your Team
Keeping the team motivated, focused AND having fun while they are at work is important for their cultural experience during the summer. They’re all feeling the same things you’re feeling. Simple things like getting creative with celebrating large and small wins, taking the team outside of the office, surprising them with a fun activity or outing, or even including their families in an office event can completely change and heighten their experience.
Keep Your Customers in Mind
Remember who your target customers are, and what summer looks like for their demographic. They are also balancing summer fun with their careers, so you may need to get creative in reaching them during the summer months.
With these simple tips, your summer can stand apart in a positive rather than disruptive way.
Wishing you a blissful summer,