TIME FOR WORK & LIFE
“It is not death that one should fear, but that one will never begin to live,” wrote Emperor Marcus Aurelius in his introspections.
As an entrepreneur, you know this. There is always something left to do. We are always chasing the next goal.
Most of the time, these goals are countable and measurable: sales, contribution margins, profits. And that’s not wrong at first – after all, it’s fun to solve these intellectual puzzles. It provides us with self-affirmation.
But our life is not only our work. We are not only entrepreneurs, but also parents, friends, coaches, club members, aunts and uncles, explorers, bakers, runners and so much more.
That’s why I work very deliberately:
The day has 16 waking hours, work may fill six to eight of them.
The week has 7 days – for work, there are four to five.
And the year has 52 weeks, 44 of which are reserved for work.
This is good for the body and the mind. And it improves the result of my work – and thus of your company.
I’m not in the office on the holidays in Baden-Württemberg. Over the year, I’m on vacation for about four weeks. And a few times a year, I’m on-site with customers to give seminars or workshops. But you probably won’t even notice that, because my team has my back.
My prices are calculated in such a way that vacation and sick time are covered in monthly ongoing accompaniment and projects. You pay neither more nor less, we push bills accordingly starting at an unexpected one-week absence.
Every year I take time off between Christmas and Epiphany. This recharges the batteries and gives time for reflection.