In an entrepreneurial world that can leave you feeling pressured to do more and be more, it can be difficult to create space to reflect and dream.
I want to remind you that you don’t have to be “on” all the time, moving at warp-speed in your business just because it seems like everyone else is.
I believe there’s a time for rest and then there’s a time to put everything you have into achieving your goals. After a big move last year and all of 2019 spent working in a temporary studio space, I named this year my “maintenance year” and have felt zero guilt.
In reality, Branch has kept pace with last year business-wise but I haven’t pushed us any harder than that because I’m gearing up mentally for 2020: new packages, new courses and a new, permanent studio space.
In order to create these new things clear-headed and with maximum impact, I’ve taken my foot off the gas pedal and allowed my ideas to percolate and take form, getting more potent day by day, month by month.
There will always be seasons where pushing through and fueling growth make total sense — but for those seasons in-between, it’s okay to slow down and fully form your next idea. Give yourself the space to dream big and carve out room for what you actually want to happen.
Your growth, dreams and pace are your business — keep your eyes on your paper and always run your own race.