Those of you that have worked with me know I am a stickler for vacation time. I push for a minimum of ten days to two weeks consecutive days unplugged, and a minimum of three other long weekends, three to five days, unplugged from your work. I say this from experience; you either unplug, or become unglued!
We all know how stress and drama can appear in our business. So many variables that can come crashing down at any time to sabotage a deal, transaction, or relationship, that going for an extended period of time without disconnecting can ruin more than just your career!
The reality is nobody is a machine! Now more than ever, surviving 2020 and all of the challenges that came with it, shows us the value in recharging our own physical and metal batteries! Vacation is more important as we come out of COVID because so many of us missed all or most of the opportunities to unplug last year and remain very active with massive opportunities! The key is to be sure your system is solid and easy to follow. Consistency and clarity are essential in making it possible for a co-worker or your team members to care for your business as you go away and care for yourself and your family.
You will often find that preparing for vacation often leads to multiple opportunities right before you leave. I believe the reason is that you are laser focused on all the little details of your business and you don’t waste time procrastinating! You do the work, you do it right, you do it completely, and you move on to what is next. You do this so the person or people around you understand what to do while you are gone! This often leads to improved outcomes! I have always said, if you want to generate more opportunities, go on vacation! If you want to go on vacation, you have to PLAN IT! So sit with a calendar and your loved ones and get a date circled to go. Even if you don’t know where you want to go, even if you aren’t clear on what to do; creating the dates you are going to be gone and scheduling at least one evening a week to work on that plan will help you get it all done!
Vacations – how winners keep on winning!
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