When building a business, many people find that money is tight and start saving every dime they get. There is the classic stereotype of the poor entrepreneur sitting at home eating mac-and-cheese while working into the wee hours of the morning. To some extent, this is what it takes for many people to succeed in business, myself included. I’ve had my share of Ramen noodles. But sometimes the best thing to do is go spend money.

I don’t know about you, but I love spending money on nice things. I don’t do it very often because I don’t have a lot of money for such things, but sometimes it is good for business to get out and have fun.

When I get out to buy some nice clothes, or go to a nice restaurant, it motivates me. Living the high life, even for one night, reminds me why I work 14 hour days to make my business work. I go home refreshed, ready to get back into the action, knowing that if I keep trying, I can live like that every night.

I’m not saying to steal all of the money you had set aside for your business and blow it at the mall, but sometimes the best thing to do for your business is to leave it alone for a bit.