|Grand Haven Pier|
|The Maly family|
I read a book a while ago that really hit me, Copy This by the founder of Kinko's. He built an incredible business. But he did things really differently than I was taught. You should read it, there are a ton of good lessons. But one that hit me back then was about vacations. He talked about the fact that when you take vacation... take a vacation.
So often we tell the office, call me if anything comes up. We jump on "important" conference calls. We check our email as if we were still at the office. And that was me!
But vacation is supposed to recharge our batteries. Vacation is supposed to be uninterrupted time with our families.
Stop doing that! Take a vacation! Actually go away and don't check in at work. Be completely away from all that stuff.
Your family will thank you! Work will NOT explode without you! And just maybe, you will go back to work excited, engaged, re energized!
PS Confession... I check my email 2 times during the 9 days. I told my wife that was the plan. I did it at night. But still, it was stupid. It all could wait!!! Your family will not!