by Danielle Dyen-Shapiro
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
Stephen Covey (American Educator and Author)
Everyone has a busy schedule, but it is what you do with the time you have that matters. Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires a lot of time, and sometimes there isn’t enough time in the day to just relax. By choosing specific events to attend and planning your day accordingly, you can find new things to enjoy other than the monotonous day-to-day activities.
Choose Events To Go To For Fun
As a society, we are always running around and never give ourselves a break. The little voices in our heads say that because of all of the work that we have to do we are not allowed to have fun. While that may be true, if you are continuously working, and there isn’t a time for fun or a break, the quality of your work will suffer.
Go out and attend a yoga class, go out with friends, visit a museum or gallery opening, or watch a movie. After your break, you will feel refreshed and you can return to your work. Even if you only have 15 minutes, you can still watch a short film or take a walk. The break will help you think.
2. Choose Events To Help Network Yourself And Your Brand
While taking a break for fun is always a good thing to do, choosing events to help network yourself is just as important. You can go out for fun and network yourself at the same time. For example, if you are an artist and you go and see other artist’s work at a gallery opening, you can be inspired by their work and create your own masterpiece. In this same situation, you can meet other artists in the city and give them your information. If they like your work, they will tell their friends and when you have a gallery opening of your own, you will have people that you recognize there. This does not only have to be about art as you can establish your network in any field, for any interest, by putting yourself out there.
3. Choose Events To Go To Learn More About The Field That You Are In
There is always something going on in the area that you live in. You just have to find it. Get out of your comfort zone. Take classes and learn about what others in your field focus on. Always go back to the basics.You’re probably wondering why you should take a class in the basics when you are proficient in your craft. By going back to the basics you may learn a new technique or way of doing something that you have never heard of before. This can influence your work.
Everyone needs a break, without them, how will we succeed?