Sophie Zollmann
3 min readMay 19, 2023


Friends, summer is going to be here before you know it. Since the season of vacations and fun in the sun is approaching, this seems like the perfect opportunity to talk about one of the BEST things you can do for yourself…


Life is crazy, and most of us have a never-ending to-do list on any given day. We feel so pressured to hustle around the clock that it often feels like we’re doing something wrong if we slow down for a single second. It’s time to change that.

Making the decision to walk away from hustle culture has made my life infinitely better, so I want to prove to you that it is completely possible to succeed by slowing down.

Here are 3 ways to give yourself a break:

· Give Yourself Permission

Allow yourself to build your business at a pace that works for your life. YOU get to choose how you want to live, how you want to work, and how you want to show up in your business, and don’t let hustle culture convince you otherwise!

· Choose Your Priorities Wisely

Remember that time spent doing the things you love with the people you love is just as valuable as the time you spend working. Your business will always be one of your top priorities, but it doesn’t have to be the only one! Set your own definition of balance and make time for work AND play.

· Give Yourself Grace

You’re not going to hit every milestone that you set. No one does. But when you miss a deadline, or fall short of your goals, give yourself a break! Take a deep breath and think about WHY you didn’t reach that milestone. Was it unrealistic? Did you have the support you needed to make it happen? Did that goal REALLY support your dream for your life? When we give ourselves grace, and analyze that stumble without judgment or anger, we can learn a lot about how we TRULY want to live and work.

It sounds too simple, right? But I promise it works.

When I sat down and truly thought about WHY I was killing myself to get ahead, I realized that the hustle and grind wasn’t helping me reach my goals, it was actually doing the opposite! That’s how I learned that my goal wasn’t JUST about money- it was about doing what I love, serving my clients, and paving the way to my dreams - and there’s no hard and fast timeline for that. I can give myself ease and grace, time and space to grow my business sustainably and live my life on my own terms, and that is truly priceless.

If you want to learn more about why it’s so important to give yourself a break, check out this episode of Building Your Empire with SophieZo. After you’ve listened, I’d love to talk to you about how my plug-and-play team of business experts can help you grow your business and take back your time.



Sophie Zollmann

Bonafide chaos coordinator who uses her organizational wizardry and marketing expertise to create strategies and solutions for next-level business.