by Alicia Amerson
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." Amelia Earhart
Microadventures is a term established by Alastair Humphreys, a world traveler who decided to try short, low cost adventures near his home in the United Kingdom. Through these adventures he found an audience of folks who have followed his footsteps into local discoveries.
It is with this fascination for discovering the greater San Diego, that I too decided to microadventure. To be honest I really needed some time away from my computer. As an entrepreneur doing everything in my business I find it difficult some days to keep up the pace. To cure the procrastination and clear my head I gather up the confidence to walk away from my business and computer for a short time to take a walk along the beach, to drive to a new coffee shop, to meet with a friend, or to ride my bike along the boardwalk.
Yes, this is the remedy for procrastination and recovery from over working. This solution is beyond easy and I want to share it with other women who are in start-up mode or have well established businesses. My solution is one day per month to microadventure and alongside I work on my business instead of in it.
By giving myself permission to dream about where I want my business to go I am consistently seeing results.
You may want to know how do I go about a microadventure. Here's a few tips to get started.
1. Select a day each month, either at the end beginning or middle of the month. Keep it consistent throughout the year.
Personally, I love the end of the month because I can see if I reached my 30/60/90 day goals and see if I need to readjust for the following month.
2. Book a place to stay or make reservations at a campsite. Get your list of items you need and get excited for time to yourself. Pick that place you've always wanted to explore and put it on the calendar. *even if it is a new coffee shop. Make the reservation!
3. Decide what you want to accomplish during your time make sure to include some exercise and relaxation. During your CEO day you can choose to go full in and plan for the year or take it easy and plan the month ahead. Whatever you decide stick with it.
The end of the year is when I like to review what I accomplished and what I would like to achieve. I take the day for my business growth and dream up the year ahead. I save this juicy day for December when it's cold and I can drink some cocoa and think about adventures and saving the ocean.
Other days throughout the year, my CEO day is shorter and my adventures may include a paddle board, swim, or yoga then I get down to work on creating revenue goals, designing content, reviewing my sales funnels, and setting engagement and sales goals for 30/60/90 days.
4. Once you have your CEO day planned and your adventure in place - make sure you do it! The biggest investment you can make today is in yourself. And when you're not taking care of yourself first, it gets difficult to take care of everyone around you. Your clients will love to hear about your monthly adventures, so go ahead and share with them how you are creating time to serve your mind, body, and business.
5. Share your adventures with the SheMicroadventures group!
If you're feeling a bit lost, not to worry we're here to get you started. We have worksheets designed to help you get started and ideas of where you can go in your area to create the adventure your heart seeks. Work with us today!