Your business needs you to take a break

Let's talk about the importance of rest. The ability to take a break, unplug, or play. If you work for someone else, then you take sick leave or vacation time. You also have weekends and holidays off (most often). But if you work for yourself, YOU have to create that rest. YOU have to take that time off for yourself. And this is so important because you need it, your business needs it!


I'm writing to you from one of my favorite places, the mountains. And as I sit here absorbing the quiet of nature and a strong cup of coffee, I can't help but think of all the years I didn't know how to rest. And quite honestly it's something I still struggle with. But I've learned how important rest is and it's something I now make a priority. Today I'm encouraging you to do the same!


Your business will be better if you create time for rest. You'll get more inspiration, have more stamina, and will enjoy a happier balanced life. Maybe you start with planning a big vacation each year. Or...

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5 tips to unplug successfully

Hey there, if ya didn't know, I spent the last few weeks of August 2020 driving around the country and NOT working for 10 whole days. To you that may not seem like a big deal, but to me, it was huge.

In launching my online business Gather + Grow, I loved the idea of working from anywhere. But in this specific situation, I wanted to completely unplug. I felt it was important. And I wanted to prove to myself that I could in fact do it.

And now that I'm on the other side of things, I thought I'd share how I was able to do it all. Hopefully it will give you some framework to work off of for your next vacation or staycation! So here we go, the top 5 tips to successfully turn your business on autopilot.

  1. What's your goal: Are you launching? Serving? Promoting your e-mail list? Start with identifying your goal during this time, then work backwards.
  2. Map out a plan: With your goal in mind, write out everything you need to create to get there. Blog, e-mail, social media posts, etc....
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