I am currently away on Holiday with my family.
So today’s email is going to be short, sweet and punchy…
As someone who values growth and expansion,
To take time away, to switch off has been one of the most painful lessons for me to learn.
Being close to burnout has been a longtime recurrence for me.
I used to ignore all the warning bells when I was tunnel-visioned on a goal.
I liken myself to a supercar that is on its 9000 RPM Rev limiter, and I am about to dump a load of NOS in to to get all the power I can out of it.
Push the NOS button,
Engine shatters all over the track.
From driven to being forced to stop.
Full rebuild time…
Who gets this?
I know some of you do.
Like anything too little of something is detrimental, and too much of something is also detrimental.
No drive and you do nothing but sit on the couch and dream about the life you want.
Too much drive, and you destroy yourself in the pursuit of your goals.
It’s about finding the centre point that allows you to optimise without falling to either end of the scale.
The right amount of go balanced with the right amount of slow.
Can you imagine if an athlete only trained and performed and never rested and recovered? It’s a recipe for disaster, right?
They would destroy their body, performance and the chance of being the best in no time at all.
And just like an athlete,
Business owners need to do the same.
So while I am here on my holiday with my family.
Taking some time and taking it SLOW….
So I can come back and go again.
I just wanted to be the warning light and leave you with a question.
Are you ignoring the burnout warning signs? And if so, think back and look at the things you have fucked up in the past because of it and then the time it has taken you to recover. Is it really worth ignoring it, or do you get the best results when you take a bit of time to go slow?
We both know the answer.