Vacationing at an exotic destination is currently off the table due to travel restrictions because of pandemic measures. Even if it was an option, the word “vacation” still sounds foreign to many entrepreneurs. As a business owner, primarily consumer-oriented, with a global presence — supporting customers in different time zones — taking time off isn’t always a possibility.
Like Wale sings in the hook of “No Days Off“: “Ambition over everything.” While many entrepreneurs inadvertently share this idea, it has a lot of self-destruction potential. Nothing lasts forever, and working incessantly isn’t viable in the long run.
The question begs itself: how to take time off as an entrepreneur?
Warren Buffett said: “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” My claim is this: the second most important investment is investing in things that save you time.
As you go, try to invest in time-saving initiatives. Some processes might even be suitable for (semi-)automation. It might take a while, but surely, after some time, you’ll be able to reap the benefits and gradually enable yourself to take time off.