Working On Weekends

Working On Weekends

Just because one entrepreneur chooses or needs to work on weekends doesn’t mean everyone does…

It is my opinion that before expecting a professional to respond, jump, and work after 5pm on Friday it would serve you well to ask them what hours they keep for their business – and then respect that. Unless there is a severe emergency, any question or request can wait until Monday.

Yes, I’m talking about me, but I’m also contending and protecting, guarding and making a case for the team members I hold in my care. Not to mention the clients who working tireless days and endless weeks and truly need a break come Saturday (or Sunday at the very least).

On the flip side, it is also up to the professional in reference to turn off their notifications and if a non-urgent request comes in, to ignore it until they are back on the work clock.

True, when I started Propel I worked every day, most times all day, and long into the night. My excitement and passions ran high and the ideas and list of things I could think of to do ran long.

But a few years in my husband encouraged me to re-evaluate. It was then that I realized it was important to not only take time in the evenings to spend with him, it was also vital for me to take a day for me – an intentional day of rest and self-care. A day that allowed me to push pause, recharge, and come back to the desk refreshed after.

From that moment I began stopping work when he got home for the day and actually began going to bed at the same time he did. And, I made sure we had at least one of the two weekend days together. If he worked on Saturday I often did as well, but that gave us Sunday to have quality time – which every relationship needs.

Your business can be a passion and it can fuel you, but our bodies are not made to go, go, go, go. We MUST take time to sit still and be, recharge our internal batteries, and put on our oxygen masks.

Plus! Everyone deserves a day off now and then.

That includes you, too!

Jamie Teasdale

Jamie Teasdale founded Propel Businessworks, a small business development company, in 2009. Since then, she has been lending insight and creativity to businesses all over the U.S., giving them the tools they need to plan, promote, and prosper.

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