I’m a child of the 80′s, so many times the idea of vacation immediately starts the Go-Go’s song playing in my head.
Vacation…All I ever wanted. Vacation…had to get away.
In this recent post, I went into a a bit of detail on what I am doing (and not doing) this vacation. And, while I’m not working, this vacation is all about my business in different ways, at a different levels. It is about gaining perspective and deciding on what comes next.
Now it’s your turn.
The Big Question: What does vacation really mean to you? What is your intention when you “go on vacation?” While you don’t have to have a business strategy for your vacation, it can make a huge difference in what your vacation means to you – and your business. If you need some suggestions, hints and ideas, try these themes to get you started. These are at the highest level – YOU need to add the color details.
- Unplug – literally and figuratively. It’s a mountain cabin with no TV, Facebook or ringing phones (one for emergencies only).
- Rewind. Sleep late, eat great food, drink amazing wine, reconnect with yourself, your family, your friends.
- Reinvorgate. Test yourself – push your limits. Trail hiking, mountain climbing, white water rafting, advanced yoga retreat.
- Recharge. Crawl into your creative cave (even if that’s at a really nice hotel) and write, draw, dream, create your next big idea, plan, life change.
- Revisit. What’s working and what’s not. Decide where to stop pushing and where to be pulled. Make peace with letting go and moving on.
Some vacations and mini-sabbaticals combine elements of all these. Some are a day, some are a week or more. It is up to you to decide – really decide – what a vacation means for you. Hmmm….that sounds sorta like your business.