Where Do You Like To Go When You Aren’t Working?

As an entrepreneur, it's hard to ‘break away' and take time off.

Many times you find yourself working late into the night just because you can – and if you don't get it done, no one else will!

Owning a business has it's challenges, but it also comes with great rewards – like flexibility, empowerment, and the opportunity to chart your own destiny.

I like nautical analogies, because when I'm not working, I like to be on the sea.

Sailing with my son Zion

Sailing with my son Zion

Taking a voyage in a ship is actually a great analogy for life!

When you are navigating a ship at sea, steer just a few compass points off in the wrong direction at the beginning of a voyage can have a huge impact on where you ultimately end up.

Similarly, small decisions made at the beginning of our career or business life can have a huge (and unforeseen impact) on what happens later.

shipwreck bow buried sand beach schooner sailing

Any sea voyage will start with a plan and follow a map.

Similarly, to get the most out of life you should frequently re-evaluate your direction and make goals.

I've never agreed with the philosophy that just because we run a business we need to be working all the time.

Life is about the voyage after all, not the destination.

I leave you with one of my favorite quotes for your consideration:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Now it is your turn? Where do you like to go when you aren't working? Scroll to the bottom to leave your comment.

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Enoch Sears
 

Enoch Sears AIA is co-founder of the Design Firm Accelerator, a program that helps architects grow their income and impact through smart marketing. He’s famous for helping architects build a business that gives them more freedom and profit. He’s the founder of the Architect Business Institute and co-founder of the Architect Marketing Institute. He also hosts the #1 rated interview podcast for architects, the Business of Architecture Show where prominent guests like M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. and Thom Mayne share tips and strategies for success in architecture.

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