I’m so pumped about this episode of Off the Charts, featuring the lovely Hibiscus Moon. In today’s interview, Hibiscus Moon gives us a smackdown of what it really takes to quit overworking and start working smarter.
There’s some amazing wisdom here! Entrepreneurs totally have a weakness when it comes to time management. That’s why I absolutely love the fact that Hibiscus states outright that she had to let go of screwing around in order to take her business to the next level.
After all, so many of us choose to start out own business in order to embrace a freer lifestyle. But, as Hibiscus testifies and I think many of us can relate, over time the thrill of working for herself became commonplace, and she stopped being as strict with her time, and her work began to fill up all hours of the day. Totally not the point of getting into business!
Since work tends to expand until it fills the time available for its completion, Hibiscus had to become stricter about planning her day. She sets practical, doable daily goals with a time cap to maximize her efficiency.
This is something I’ve found true in my own business, as well: becoming clear about how much time you’re allocating on stuff will help you get results.
I also really love that Hibiscus is serious about taking time off for herself. That’s something that’s really attractive, but it can be hard to fully commit. Each year, she hands her team the reins and takes a 2-1/2 month sabbatical for herself, fasting from business and social media.
This is a great witness for all of us; we entrepreneurs are so bad at taking enough time for ourselves! We never turn off our business-mode…but taking that step can do so much to keep us refreshed and rejuvenated.
Serious entrepreneurs can take a lesson from this; her business is super successful!
The awesome thing is that Hibiscus’ sabbatical really resonates with her community – they respect and honor her efforts.
So take this as your permission slip to create your own sabbatical. If 2 months seems too long, begin by carving out 3-4 days days to recharge your batteries. Return energized, clear, and focused…ready to take your business to the next level!
More About Hibiscus Moon
Hibiscus Moon is the author of best-selling book, Crystal Grids: How and Why They Work, and also a Certified Crystal Master, Registered Metaphysician, live workshop presenter & founder of The Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy.