It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner. With all the holiday cheer going around, there’s another reason to celebrate: you own your own business.
The holiday season is a time when I’m always grateful I own my own business. Of course, I love what I do all year around, but during these months I’m especially aware of the freedom of time and money I have, and how it makes the holidays even more merry and bright.
See, I started my own business for my family. My business makes it possible for me to spend time with my family all year, and especially during the holidays. This is something I couldn’t experience at this level if I was working for someone else at his or her business.
Last year was so exciting when we spent Christmas in Miami with my daughter and her husband. Being in control of my own business makes our lives so much more free. Free to do what we want, when we want and with who we want.
Here are a few of my favourite things about owning a business during the holidays.
I can take as Much Vacation as I Want
Since I’m my own boss, I don’t have to ask anyone for time off! By planning ahead, I can take as much holiday vacation time as I want. You can do the same, and now is a great time to start thinking about how you’ll do this.
By making sure projects are wrapped up by the holidays and that your customers, employees and teammates will have what they need while you are gone, you can block out as much vacation time as you want this holiday season.
I have Ultimate Freedom to Travel
As a business owner, you also have freedom of time that you don’t have as an employee. Depending on the kind of business you own, you can probably continue to run it while on the road. Take some vacation time, but don’t worry if you don’t get back to the office right away, since you can run things while on the go.
With your laptop and smartphone, you are within reach so your employees can contact you and you can stay in touch with customers as needed. You can touch base with your team to make sure things are going smoothly, all while traveling for the holidays.
This is especially true if your business is based on a passive income stream, which you can manage from almost anywhere.
My Income Doesn’t have to go Down
By the same token, your income doesn’t have to go down when you take extended holiday vacation time or travel. Part of this comes down to planning and part of it is due to passive income and the way your business is set up.
As a business owner or network marketer, you aren’t trading your time for a paycheck. You are trading your expertise, services and products for profit. This means you can take time away and still earn money.
If you set up some passive income streams, or ramp up your marketing now, you can expect to earn money while you are on vacation. So, this holiday season you can work less and earn more.
I can give Myself a Great Christmas Bonus
Another perk that comes with being a business owner is having full control over your income, including your bonuses. Take stock of how your year has gone or take on an extra project now so that during the holidays, you can take home an extra bonus.
Do this strategically so that you don’t weaken your business’s financial standing, and don’t forget to give a great holiday bonus to your employees to boost moral, reward hard work and celebrate as a team.
My Focus is Fully on my Family
But, most importantly, I have the freedom I need to focus completely on my family during the holiday season. With the ability to take time off without taking a pay cut, I don’t feel rushed to get back to work.
I can fully step away from my job, mentally and physically, so I can spend time with the people who are most important to me. By planning ahead and starting to set things up now so your business will run without you, you can do this too.
Owning my own business during the holidays is something I’m very grateful for. It affords me the freedom of time and money I need to fully appreciate my family and the things that are most important in life.
If you are interested in learning how to set up a strategic business plan that makes owning a business during the holidays easy and beneficial, contact me.