October 18, 2017
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It’s Your Money, How Successful Business Owners Spend Their Free Time

There is something about running a business which only an entrepreneur can understand.  It’s not just the money, though that matters, it’s about the thrill, the challenge, and the high one gets from cracking a seemingly impossible problem.

But even the most driven business owners need to recharge their batteries from time-to-time.  This means finding ways to step away from their businesses and enjoying their free time.  After all, they have earned their money, so why not enjoy it.

Ok, all of this makes sense but what makes the most successful business owners tick?  According to research, it is an acute understanding that owning a business should not define their lives.  Instead, they can only thrive if they find balance.  Not only balancing work and family but also finding time for themselves.

So, with that in mind here are some to leisure activities of successful business owners.

  • They Ride

There is something about being on the open road that helps to clear the mind.  It doesn’t matter if you use your legs to power your ride or if you like something with more horsepower.  The thrill comes being out there with the wind rushing through your hair and giving yourself the time to think things over.

In fact, many of the most successful business owners love the feeling and they couldn’t do without it.  However, there are time when the ride can go awry and for that reason most business owners protect themselves, and their business, in case a motorcycle accident injury happens.  This way, they can enjoy the ride without worrying if something bad happens.

  • Read All About It

Most business owners are voracious readers.  In fact, this is a massive trait shared by just about all successful people.  Part of it is driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge and it is not constrained to topics related to their business.  They love to learn about just about any topic as they know that what they learn in one area might be applied to help them in another.

What does this mean for you?  Start by setting aside some time every day to pick up a book and expand your horizons.  It doesn’t need to be a business – it shouldn’t be.  Start with a book about a new theory or something that is about to change the world.

Beyond that, turn off the TV at night. Instead, use the hour or so before you go to bed to

Reading fosters creativity, which in turn can translate to new and innovative ideas that can be applied in all aspects of your life, including your business. The pursuit of knowledge is part of what makes a successful entrepreneur tick.

In today’s digital world it’s become easier than ever to get your hands-on information. So, go ahead and carve out 30 minutes a day to read.  Not only does this give your eye’s a rest – after all, we spend most days sitting in front of a computer today – but it will help you to switch off from a long at work and think about something that is not connected to work.

  • Get Physical

We all know that regular exercise is good for our health.  But how many of you reading this article spend one hour or 30-minutes working out every day?  If we are being truly honest, then we know that we are probably not spending enough time working up a sweat every day.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking that this is about joining a gym.   While the machines are great, the reality is that unless you are training for the Olympics you probably don’t need all the machine – or the personal trainers.

Instead, a better way to work up a sweat is to either get out on the open road (see number one above) or to get your hands on some free weights or some equipment that you can use at your home or your office.

Doing so will not only ensure that you can’t make excuses for not getting to the gym but it will save you some money and will help you to stay in shape.  So, get physical.

  • Find Time to Reflect

While mindfulness is a very popular trend right now, there is something to it and many successful business people make time to reflect every day.  Why?  Well, it’s a chance to think about where they stand with their business’ and where there they are going with their lives.

This isn’t about dreaming.  Instead, you want to use the time to clear your mind and focus on the tough decisions.  So, make some time to reflect and find a way to unlock your success.

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