I recently spent 6 days in Northern Minnesota boundary waters- the northern border between US and Canada- canoeing.
Everyday we would canoe, paddle across the lake, carry our canoe and all our gears to another lake, and canoe… and get out, and another lake. Repeat that for 6 days.
Weather was cold.
It was hard work.
The hiking from lake to lake is hard.
Carrying the canoe and all our stuff is tiring.
For 6 days.
During that experience..
I was thinking about my family at home.
Then I was worried about my family at home.
I was thinking about a bike race.
Then I was worried about the bike race.
I was thinking if I can last 6 days like this.
Then I was worried if I can last 6 days like this.
I was concerned with my fingers and toes because it was cold.
I was cold for so long.
Then I got worried about permanent damage to my fingers and toes because it was cold for so long.
But what I wasn’t worried about was my business. Because I had so many great people in my team that do their jobs so well.
Tip – Find a task in your business you’re currently involved in that you think you could maybe teach someone else to do.
Then teach it.
Work with your VA for 2 weeks so they get it right.
Then go out of town for a week and DON’T CHECK YOUR PHONE!
See what happens to that task. Does it still get done? Does it disappear from your todo list?
PS. I’m about to go out of town again. White Rim.