Reward yourself

Everybody deserves a treat

When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back and a real treat for what you’ve achieved?  If you’ve been working your butt off of late, you deserve to let your hair down a bit and be kind to yourself.  When you were in the workplace, someone else probably prompted some team or individual rewards when you’d gone the extra mile, but as entrepreneurs and business owners it’s up to us to realise when rewards are justified.

Don’t be afraid to celebrate your successes and achievements with a night out, a lunch, a massage or whatever floats your boat.  If you truly have put extra effort into a project or have achieved beyond what you imagined possible, make a point of showing yourself some appreciation.

It sounds odd, but if you make it part of your incentive pattern, you’ll soon see the dividends it can pay.