Flexible Summer Schedules For Small Business Owners

You might think I took the summer off since you haven’t received a blog post since late June. That’s one of the best things about being small business owners – the flexibility to set our own schedules.


But alas, I did not take the summer off. In fact, I’ve been working harder than I’ve worked in a very long time.

It’s been a wild carnival ride. Minus the ride because just thinking about spinning around on a ride makes me queasy.

My family has been extremely patient and loving while my work hours have been a little crazy.

Understanding the seasons of our business and our schedules is helpful when we decide to climb aboard a wild ride and it helps to know the ride will end. In the short term, in a phase, in a certain season of our business – it is important to know that extra work and that feeling of being out of kilter is not permanent and will help us with our long term business plan.

Grand Re-Opening

I’m back! I’m very excited to share some fabulous things happening and I can’t wait to show you what’s coming to Big Picture Coaching very, very soon. While I wasn’t writing blog posts, I was behind the scenes getting some exclusive things ready just for photo organizers.

Through my coaching calls with clients and staying connected with Appo members and being a certified photo organizer myself, I have a pretty good idea of what kind of business tools and systems would make your business life easier.

In keeping with my mantra that we do our best to not “overwhelm the overwhelmed” including ourselves, I’m going to reveal a few new things…

One at a time.

Starting next week.

Just giving you a heads up so you have something to look forward to!

Summer is NOT over

According to my stellar math skills and if you are reading this today, September 10th, we have 12 days of summer left.

The first day of autumn happens to fall on a milestone birthday for me this year. Ahem. I tell you this because I’m not rushing the end of summer.

Hope you will enjoy these last days of summer with your family and friends! Especially if you live in the Midwest and have been enduring an unseasonably long heatwave. Hotter than Atlanta. That’s crazy hot.

This also means that it’s still way too hot for baking apple crisp and pumpkin bars. Let’s not rush this, okay?

I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and share what you did this summer…even if it wasn’t work!

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About Sherra Humphreys

Sherra's comprehensive background in business coaching, training and website design means you get real life business experience. Helping women succeed in small business is what she's passionate about.


  1. My summer was filled with lots of travels with the kids and my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Looking forward to the consistent schedule the school year offers, however, as I too have exciting things in the pipeline!

    • I’m sure your surprise anniversary slideshow for your parents was priceless! You are right – getting the kids back in their school routine definitely helps with our own routines.

  2. This summer Sherra has been helping me with re-branding my business. Can’t wait to show my new website and marketing materials!

  3. Here’s an early “HaPpY BiRthDaY!” for you! (Oh yeah, we’re not talking about that.)

    This was a long summer for our school district and yet it felt faster than most for me personally. My head is spinning, tumbling toward the ledge of “whelmed”, but the excitement of things to come is too great to look back or to let the difficulty and mishaps deter me. (Okay, somebody remind me I said that later if I start spewing excuses!)

    Can’t wait to hear your first “thing” next week! 😉

    • The older we get…oh wait, I mean the older our kids get, the faster summer flies by. Excited for all the things to come for you!


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