The summer holidays are approaching…

With that in mind, the featured article and video this month are both about the importance of taking time off in order to increase business performance.

Also, with many people taking time off now may be a good time to remind you about my two business books, which are available in both kindle and paperback formats.

They are designed to be easy to read, giving tips that can be applied straight away. My books also cover social media, an area that people are increasingly thinking about.

My first book, Chocks Away, was published in 2010. With my second book, Power Climb, being published in 2012. Both of these books have been endorsed by a New York Times best-selling author.

You can find out more about my books from the link:

Look out for the next newsletter in early August, in the meantime please do join me on social media (the links are in the footer of the website) as I share tax tips and advice more frequently there.

Downtime & the self-employed

This month’s article is the most popular one from my own business blog, and equally applies to those who are employed:

Many people who run their own business find that, because they love their business, they end up spending a lot of time on it.
For those of us who are inspired by our business, this doesn’t seem like ‘work’ but it is still important to make sure that you are also having sufficient down time in order to stay at peak performance.
Whether this is by ensuring regular holidays are scheduled, or making time in the diary for your hobbies, it is important not to let this slip…

You can read more by clicking here

Why downtime is important – video

Following on from my blog, I recorded this video on the subject.

What do you do to relax, and are you making sure it’s blocked out in your own diary?