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Yeah. Hi friend. Welcome to the social selling sisterhood podcast. I am Lindsay Dellinger and I have many titles. High school spanish teacher, dog mom, world traveler and direct seller. I empower women to run your direct sales business is the right way. So you can earn the money, you deserve to live the life of your dreams and travel the world. Now we got that out of the way, let's get started. Hey girl, hey, happy biz tip thursday, welcome back to another car episode of the social selling sisterhood podcast. My name is Lindsay Dellinger, I am your hostess of this awesome podcast. Speaking of awesome podcast, hey friend, if you're listening to this and you have not yet left me a five star rating and a review of literally just a sentence is all it needs to be, I would so appreciate that If you could just scroll up in your podcast app, go to the bottom and leave a rating while you're listening to this as soon as you stop driving Um and can do that for me. That would be amazing. That helps other people find our shelves so that I can keep producing free content for you. All right, So my plan today is to share um if all goes well, I'm recording these in advance. Um but if all goes well, I am at the beach, it is spring break. You guys know I'm a high school spanish teacher. Um This week with spring break is also my birthday. I looked out with like the best time ever of the year to have a birthday because I am usually off the work for spring break. Usually I think I've worked literally one time in my adult life on my birthday. Um and it was actually my 30th birthday, our spring break in the line. And um it actually was pretty fun. Like the kids did um decorated my room and stuff, it was really cute but maybe twice I worked now that I'm thinking of it. But anyway, so I am, this has something to do with this episode today, I promise. So I wanted to share with you guys a reminder slash tips on how to plan for time off because it was really funny about a year ago, I signed up for a small group mentorship program. Um That year is up, it actually expired yesterday, so I ended that group yesterday. But one of the things that happened, what didn't actually happen, like one of the things that my coach asked me at the very beginning of that group was to visualize my ideal dream business, what it looked like she asked all these questions and um she was like how much time of year do you take off? And to me I had never really thought of it because my plan in life has always just been to have a business where I can take off whenever I want. Like I I know I have to work and I know I have a work ethic that is strong enough, that I'm not going to be one of those people expecting to make money without ever putting time into it. Um But for me to sit down and be like, she was like, well how many days, how many days a year you went off work? And I'm like, any, any day that I want, like I don't want that, that to me is the biggest, one of the biggest pools of um you know, being my own boss and building up my own business is so that I can do those things because as a teacher that's really limited, I get three personal days a year. And other than that throughout the school year I can take off a day if I'm sick but I have to like legit be sick if I'm taking off a day. Other than those three personal days, like I can't just take off if there's a really cool conference I want to go to or um I mean that's pretty much what I take my days off for or I want to go to the my sister and I usually run the Disney Princess half marathon weekends. Um And the 10-K. Is on a saturday, so that means we have to go down on a friday to get the bib and the place closes at five and all this stuff, so we usually always have to take that friday off work. So like there's one day gone um And like I have a friend who who just invited me actually to a conference in april and I was like I can't go I don't have the days. So anyway what I'm getting at is the whole purpose of me building a business is to be able to work it when I want to work it. So when she asked him that I was like um any of the days uh and I think I kind of took her off guard and she's like wanting an exact number and I was like okay and then I want three months vacation out of the year able to spread it out and looked at me, it's like taking like you know we go off every every well it's taking a lot of weeks off but anyway so and I kind of do that but how I do that is I plan in advance so I just wanted to share with you because I've been on spring break this whole week. And while I don't, I'm not one of those people that has my social media and my launches and everything planned out for an entire year. Uh, that would be amazing. It's just, my brain doesn't work like that. And I'm still very much in the building my business and figuring out exactly what my brand and my products and everything are. Um, so I'm not quite to being able to do that. But I have an idea in my mind, I have an idea in my mind when my direct sales company does certain launches throughout the year because I'm a pretty season stylist at this point. Um, I have my months down pat to where I know like this month or this week of the month needs to be my recruiting, blah, blah, blah. And I do have a planning episode. It's really awesome on backward planning your months. So I basically, that's what I do. So I take a look out and normally, you know about trips, especially if it's like a vacation, at least a month in advance, right? If not a month in advance, at least at least a couple weeks in advance. Uh, so I just like to take a look at that and plan everything backward. Okay. So I missed the very end of March, the beginning of april. That's an important time for direct sales. For example, um, I'm also currently launching a small group coaching programs. So I needed to get all of my material, my emails already crafted and typed up in a google drive so I can copy and paste or better yet even drafted in Michael's hobby website. I needed to get my post scheduled out. I needed to get some of my scheduled posts into my via is for them to do. I needed to make sure that um you know, I communicated all that stuff and it just takes a little bit extra planning. But with that little bit extra planning, you can take the time off now. I'm still checking some emails. I'm not completely, you know, off off. Um but I'm enjoying life and like, that's the whole purpose of having your business. So I just want to remind you of one, your ability to do that and to encourage you to do that because again, as I have said before and other podcast episodes, if you are not taking those time, those moments to um completely unplug your, not taking that time. And if you are taking that time to unplug and you're not taking the time to properly plan to set your business up for that success, you're not going to be able to do that unplugging, right? Because you're gonna be worried about it or your business is going to suffer because you're just straight up not showing up. So when I do encourage you to do that, the doors are still open guys for my four week foundations of social selling. I'm small group membership. Um, let me know if you need any information about that. I will also link that in the show notes below. Check it out. I hope to see you over in the social selling sisterhood group, take that time off. But Planet Friends playing your months appropriately and have that true time. Freedom that we all deserve. Have a beautiful day.