So, you’re tired. Well, join the club!
We’re all tired; it’s a symptom of a busy, productive, successful, beautiful life. But, it doesn’t give you the excuse to make irresponsible, poor decisions, especially when it comes to your business and health.
Don’t let exhaustion impede your decision-making. Next time you’re tired, avoid making these four mistakes.
Don’t reinforce your exhaustion by skimping on even more sleep. It’s simple: if you’re tired, sleep more.
What are the necessary hours you need to feel energized and enthusiastic about your work? If you’re not getting those feelings when you wake up in the morning, you’re missing the mark on your sleep requirements and likely hindering the possibilities for your business.
Regularly getting adequate sleep means on those handful of days where you fall short of your required hours, you’re still okay — you have “reserve” energy. It’s when endless nights of little sleep begin to build up and compound into full-on burnout that you have a problem.
Taking on a new team member is a huge decisions; one of the most important decisions business owners can make. So it’s no wonder when your brain is functioning at a sub-par level, you’re liable to make the wrong choice.
Avoid making the mistake of hiring when you’re tired just to tick it off your to-do list. Only interview and make the final selection when you’re alert, rested and energized.
Otherwise, you may find yourself in the same position a few weeks or months down the road, when you’re searching for a replacement.
Aside from just hiring, don’t make any important decisions when you’re tired. Forcing yourself into making a decision, when you know you’re not at 100% is bound for failure. “Sleep on it” (literally) if you have to, and give it another shot the next day.
If you don’t have till tomorrow to come up with a decision, take some time to sit quietly and go over the decision in solitude.
Breaking away from the hustle bustle; the grind; the distractions around you, may offer some much needed insight to make the right decision.
When’s the last time you had a break? I mean a real break, not that coffee you had around lunchtime.
If you’re not taking periodic vacations or unplugging during the nights and weekends, you’re doing yourself and your company a disservice.
Downtime is necessary to recharge your battery, reignite your passion and allow you to come back with fresh energy and enthusiasm.
Without adequate rest, you’re more likely to adhere to the status quo and are probably missing out on growth potential because you’re not alert and working at your best.
I’ve learned a lot in the past decades working in the financial services industry. I’m committed to motivating, inspiring and sharing my keys to success to help your organization reach the next level of success.
I guarantee your advisors will be inspired, energized and ready to take action.