Don’t Sweat the Summer

My first few years in business, I was always anxious during the summer. The phone didn’t ring, the e-mails didn’t get returned, the new clients didn’t appear.

It was just really quiet. And I would worry that maybe my entire business was heading south for good.

But then I noticed how in September, it all came back to life again. Every year, the same thing.

So now, instead of worrying about the slow summer, I enjoy it. I sleep in, I go home for lunch, I spend time outside.

Here’s the point. One of the benefits of working for yourself is that you don’t have to show up just for the sake of showing up.  So if things slow down for you in the summer – as they do for me – why not just go with the flow and enjoy it?

After all, isn’t that one of the reasons you left corporate America in the first place?

1 thought on “Don’t Sweat the Summer

  1. Sue Horner

    I have a friend who left freelancing to go back to a full-time job because she just could not stop worrying during the inevitable quiet times. Like you, I embrace them, knowing they’ll be over all too soon.


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