Unfortunately too many business owners fall into the trap of overcommitting too much time to their business, at the expense of sacrificing other aspects of their life. They carry work home and have limited interaction with their spouses or significant others. Their kids occupy their time on electronics. They neglect their friends, and do not commit time for their personal health and fitness. While growing your business is very important, it is only one slice of the pie of life.
When you look back on your life, what will create your lifelong memories? Will it be time vacationing with your family and friends, time watching your kids perform in the school play? Or will it be time buried in a computer or at work. Don't get me wrong, I am serious about my growing dental practice, and have assembled an amazing team and systems to receive significant profitability and growth. However, I realized a while ago that if I didn't focus on other areas of life, I would have lots of regrets.
And so it went. I created a default diary to schedule in time for myself, date night and communication time with my spouse, time to watch my kids at their activities and to chat with them at home, time with friends, time for my personal hobbies, and time to run my business. Guess what happened? I became healthier, happier, and my business grew even more. I focused on the most important tasks, and my relationships grew. I am now living my ideal life.
There are the different slices of the pie of life. Putting all pieces together will make your life whole.
Dr. Anissa Holmes, a Global leader in Social Media Marketing, and owner of Jamaica Cosmetic Dental Services, is a Pioneer in the area of Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. She is constantly using innovative ways to reach out to patients to break down fear that many have when going to the dentist. Dr. Holmes, through her blog Delivering WOW, shares tips for designing a unique practice culture to deliver a “Wow” patient experience every time, strategies to triple new patient numbers, and well as strategies to build an amazing team.