Tonight, I had planned to relax. Having acquired several new management clients in the past few weeks and presented to handful of groups (in addition to the forthcoming presentation this Wednesday at the Business Women’s Forum), I felt like it was time to put my feet up. It is Sunday after all.
But, like many of us experience in business… #*$^ happens. On this particular evening, my plans got derailed with a setback occurring with the launch of the second module of the joint venture, Social Media Jump Start Kit. To accompany its release, I had planned to write my blog about LinkedIn, but, due to recent developments, we may push the launch back a day or two.
Two years ago, I would have struggled to devise a timely and relevant blog because I would put so much pressure on myself to complete a stellar blog, no matter what happened. In fact, I’m not sure how many of you have noticed that I’ve cut my blog from twice a week to once a week – a decision I made a few weeks ago when things started to get busy.
But now, I realize that those standards I established – the pressure I put on myself – is unnecessary and sometimes even counterproductive. While I still work long hours and still strive for the absolute best in everything I do, I realize that sometimes, I just have to let my foot off the gas.
It’s not only OK to take a break – it’s fundamental for continuing at this pace. Moreover, in order for me to properly serve my clients, I need to be refreshed and energized, not burnout and exhausted. As the search for work/life balance continues, my latest findings seem to indicate that slow and steady wins the race.