Some business owners never take holidays. They can provide a multitude of reasons: 

1. No time – too busy

2. If I go away, the business will not survive without me

3. If I go away, the business will suffer so much while I am away that the holiday would be ruined.

4. I could not trust any of my team to take control while I go away

5. I cannot afford to take holidays

6. Its so stressful before I go on holidays that it ruins the holiday.

7. I get so stressed about business while I am on holidays that I do not enjoy them.

8. When i come back from holidays, the amount of issues that I have to deal with are too great.

If any of these sound like you, then stop what you are doing right now and consider the real damage you are doing to both yourself and your business. Consider the damage you are doing to family by not spending time with them. Did you start your own business to work every day or did you start so that you could be your own boss?

Taking time to recharge the batteries is good for you and for your team. If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you need to make some radical decisions in your business so that you can take a break, even a few days, when you decide to – Its important that you can do this, confident in the fact that the business is working while you are away.

Do not become a slave to your business. Call me on 087 222 0270 if you’d like to discuss your business, its potential and its challenges.

About the author,

Hi I’m Derek O’Dwyer. I have been an ActionCOACH for the last 18 years. I live in Clare and work with businesses around Ireland to take their business to the next level. I am passionate about business and providing help and advice. In the past 18 years I have worked with over 400 business owners helping them and their business. I adapt my coaching depending on what you and your business need. I find that each coaching relationship is different but as long as we understand that we have a common objective with timescales, positive things happen quickly. I am a firm believer i the concept of “what you can measure you can manage” and “what you measure you can improve”. Key performance indicators and accountability form the bedrock of my coaching platforms. If making more money from your business, working less hours in your business and having a great team running your business then it’s worth having a discussion with me. If you are willing to implement changes I will be there to help every step of the way. In terms of personal accolades and recognition I have been awarded ActionCOACH of the year in Ireland every year for the last ten years In 2019 I was inducted into the ActionCOACH Global Hall Of Fame I was global Rookie Coach of The Year in 2002 having achieved remarkable success as the first ActionCOACH in Europe. Many of my clients have also received awards from their peers for their business improvements.