Don’t Feel Guilty!
Next week at this time, I’ll be in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Mortgage Girlfriends Mastermind Retreat with 15 awesome mortgage women.
Quite frankly, I expected at least 10 MORE women to be in Scottsdale with us—but what I heard over and over again was…
”I feel guilty about—leaving my office – letting someone else handle my clients – leaving my family – just getting away – having a good time – having someone else do my work.”
But here’s what GUILT really does to you– It keeps you from taking time for yourself; from improving your business; from reflecting what you truly want to do in life.
Why should you take time for yourself?
- You deserve it – Think about what you do every day. Every week. I’ll bet your schedule is packed. But you never seem to “schedule” time for yourself.
- It will make you happier—Think about the times you have taken a few days off. When you returned (even though you had a little more work to do), you always got caught up, didn’t you? Getting away for your OWN enjoyment will make you (and your family) happier.
- It can make you healthier – What does all the stress do to you day in and day out? It’s the leading cause of heart attacks in women. If you are happier (see #2) you are healthier.
So, let me ask you this question—
“Would you take 2 days off from work if someone offered you the chance to increase your income by $100,000 (or even $25,000)? “
I want to be very clear that I’m not admonishing you at all. I know you are busy. I’ve been there with an average of 30 files in my pipeline at any given time. I got over my “guilt” by realizing that I needed to get away to improve my business, my happiness, my health and especially, my self-confidence! Oh, and to make sure that my family “appreciates” what I do for them (ha, ha).
QUESTION: If you were to leave your office and family for a few days, what would you feel guilty about? Post your comments below or on Facebook.com/MortgageGirlfriends.