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Five ways to manage your life and business during the holidays

shutterstock_223092334.jpgWith the holiday season upon us, many business owners struggle between making time for their family while giving their chiropractic practice or business the attention it needs.

The fact is that in most cases, it's the business that wins.

December 2, 2014  By Marc Gordon

Here are five tips to help you focus more on yourself and your family without stressing about the business.

Notify clients, suppliers and anyone else who might need to
reach you that you’ll be working reduced hours or will be away between
certain dates. Set up an auto response email and update your voicemail
greeting accordingly.

Limit your "response time." Set aside a
period of time each day to check and respond to email and voicemail. Try
to keep responses to a minimum. It’s okay to acknowledge a clients’
inquiry. Just be sure to let them know you’re on holiday and will look
into it upon your return.

Reflect. Being away from the office can
give you the time and energy to focus and plan for the year ahead.
Think about what changes you would like to make, create new goals and
plan your strategy.


Don’t worry. You’re not going to lose any client because you choose to take a holiday. And any client that
threatens to leave you because you are is one you don’t want.

You have just as much right to take a holiday as anyone
else. That’s one of the perks of being your own boss. Never apologize or
feel bad for doing so. You’ve earned it.

Marc Gordon is a
marketing expert and professional speaker. Get more marketing tips on
his website, and on his online show,

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