- March 23 to April 15
- July 26 to August 19
- November 17 to December 6
Review Everything Twice
It's good practice to review things, but when Mercury is in retrograde, review is essential.
Before you hit that send button on an email, publish your website, submit or accept a payment, take a second look and make sure everything is right.
Yes, it might take a little longer, but during this period numbers and words can easily be mixed up, especially for the busy entrepreneur.
If you do make a mistake, don't be too hard on yourself. I've found that usually the experience shows us what we REALLY need to pay attention to.
Keep Communication Simple
Mercury is the planet of communication, and while in retrograde things seem to get lost in translation a lot.
To keep communication flowing during this period, remember to keep it simple.
Here are a few tips:
Listen more, talk less
Only respond to emails and calls if it's to confirm or answer a question.
Keep all emails to a max of 5 sentences.
Set a end time for all phone calls and meetings.
Give Yourself Plenty Of Time
So, during this period always give yourself plenty of time.
Here are some simple ways to thrive.
Leave 15 minutes early. If you're usually late then let's make it at least 20.
Double your time between clients. Trust me you will need it.
Double your expected time for any administrative task you must get done for your business.
When you have to reschedule set the date to after mercury goes direct if it's not urgent.
For some of us, being flexible while running a business can feel like chaos, but Mercury retrograde is the perfect time for us to take a deep breath and do just that.
When you find yourself overwhelmed during this period, remember that the universe is guiding you to go more with the flow.
If something unexpected comes up, remain flexible and try to let go and see where it leads.
Often, if we can enjoy these moments instead of digging our heels in, we will find new ways of expanding our business and create amazing relationships.
Take Stock & Declutter
Business decluttering is hard for the entrepreneur as everything is a business opportunity.
Yes, even those ideas that may not ever get off the ground.
The good news is that Mercury retrograde is the perfect time to take stock and declutter. Since starting anything new during this period is a no-no, here are some tips.
Give big projects an estimated time of completion.
Remove any projects that cannot be done in 5 years. It’s ok. If it's meant to be, it will come back eventually. But for now remove it, trash it, delete it.
As you take stock, place anything that you can delegate in its own separate area. Don’t delegate now during this period, but after retrograde is direct, go for it!
Refresh your workspace. If there is anything that does not give you joy on your desk, remove it. Don't go out and get anything new, but try to use what you have that already gives you joy.