How to Take Time Off From Your Business

By , Founder of (Previously

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Fabienne Fredrickson - Founder of (Previously

Today I want to talk to you about taking time off, for the sake of your business.

When I first started, I planned out my schedule the way I wanted to live my life. I made it a point to set up my business so that I’d take a full day off per week, a week off per month and at least one month off per year—approximately 18 weeks of vacation per year. (Everybody needs down time to succeed.)

And for a while, that was my life and it was wonderful. I was incredibly productive when I was working and the rejuvenating time off gave me more creativity, until I got busier and busier and started multiplying my business. That’s when I hired full-time employees who counted on me to be there and to drive this train. So I stopped taking as much time off, feeling like I had a job again and I became resentful about it. But not anymore.

Every entrepreneur needs time off in their business to experience success.

Let’s be honest. When it’s your business, it’s hard to shut off, right? There is no such thing as a completed to-do list and entrepreneurs often blur the lines between business and personal time. But if you want to be client attractive and you want to multiply your income, whether you’ve been in business for many years or are just ramping up, you must have down time.

Watch this week’s video for my 5 strategies to ensure you take time off every year. It’s critical for your success.

Your Client Attraction Assignment

Take the time now to commit to your time off over the next twelve months. Map it out for yourself and enter it onto your calendar. Follow my five strategies to set yourself up for success. Then, give yourself this precious gift of time and watch your business—and your life—flourish.


Fabienne Fredrickson is the founder of Boldheart® and (formerly The Client Attraction Business School and Originally celebrated for the creation of The Client Attraction System®, Fabienne’s company has repeatedly been ranked by Inc. magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. She is the author of the upcoming book, The Leverage Mindset: How overwhelmed 6-figure business owners reach 7 figures (and gain their life back).

© Copyright 2013 Fabienne Fredrickson
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