Are you a spa business owner struggling to find time to juggle “All the things?” I know you, my Spapreneurs are super busy in this post covid life with everyone swarming back into the spa at record numbers. All happening while you are still trying to balance out your family’s schedule. If you have ever thought to yourself at the end of the day “I was so busy all day long yet, I feel like I didn’t get enough done!” This article is for you.
Tanya Dalton- “Enough is like a bucket with a hole in it. It will never be enough!”
Running a spa business can be stressful! From making sure you have enough inventory to putting out fires with your staff, it’s easy to feel like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. That’s why it’s important to take care of yourself as well as you take care of your clients and customers. Follow these six tips on how to take care of yourself while running a spa, and you might just be surprised at how much more productive and effective you can be!
“You cannot shine your light on others if your batteries need recharging” – Tanya Dalton
1) Practice Self-Care
You’re not an island, and neither is your business. You can’t expect success without balance, but that balance is often difficult to find. If you don’t make time for yourself—if you push too hard or spend too many hours—your body will fail you. And then so will your business.
If you don’t have time to do everything—and no one does—start delegating today. Tis will allow you to focus your time on growing your business as a CEO. It doesn’t matter how much or how little help you need; start looking for tasks you can outsource. This not only frees up your schedule and eases your stress, but also shows your staff that they’re important and trusted members of your team.
4) Stay Focused on your Goals
When you run your own business, it’s easy to get sidetracked. You want to be responsive and accessible for your clients, but that doesn’t mean you can let everything else fall by the wayside. That’s why it’s important to have goals – not just for your business, but also for yourself. These are things that will keep you motivated on tough days and help remind you what success looks like – something everyone needs from time-to-time.
6) Remember Why You Started
When it feels like you’re always running from one thing to another, it can be easy to forget why you started your business in the first place. Before you run off for your next meeting or event, make sure you get some alone time. Make a cup of tea and sit down with your vision board. Remember what got you excited about starting your business and stay connected with that mission.
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This article is taken from episode 164 of the Spapreneur Podcast.