50 Days in the Life of a Mid Life Business Mentee - Day 2

Down time.

Down Time? it’s only day 2!!!

Yes but…

It’s Sunday! I say very quiet and meek.


One of the most difficult things to do when you’re running your own business is to give yourself permission to take time off.

Years ago when I started out as a self-employed contractor I found it hard to do because I wouldn’t get paid if I didn’t work.  That changed as the years went by and as I started putting a little something aside each week to cover my time off.

But money isn’t the problem in this instance. When you’re building your business, I guess you do what you have to do.

 But it isn’t even that.

It’s that I really love what I do so I have to remind myself that it’s the weekend and not necessarily a work day.

I spent all day yesterday at a Business Launchpad ( I’ll say a bit more about that in future posts) and I didn’t do any work at all today.

Unless you count this. Yes, this is work and I forget it’s my work because it doesn’t feel like work.

I took the day off and spent the afternoon sorting through my emails and deleting the ones I don’t need anymore because I have migrate them to a new email address. The provider of that address is closing down.  Not a bad idea since the company didn’t really make any effort to move with the cyber- times which made checking emails a bit of a chore.

As I write this though, I note a tinge of sadness because it’s the first email address I got when I bought my first internet ready computer – a dial up – I needed it when I was doing an MBA (Masters in Business Administration).

And now it’s time to let it go. It feels a bit like the end of an era. Or is that too romantic?

So I spent my afternoon getting rid of cyber-clutter in preparation -  for something.

For what?

Who knows.



PS I also learned how to take a screenshot!