Booking Your Vacation Time for 2014

Dec 19, 2013

This week’s tip is super simple, and yet I know some of you will struggle with it.

I want you to open up your calendar and book your time off for the year. Be it 3 weeks or 3 months, go ahead and book that time right now. Even if you don’t know what you’ll be doing yet, book the time off in your calendar.

I’ll wait until you are done…

Did you do it? If not, what came up for you? Was it…

  • “I can’t take a vacation because there is no one else to do my work”  <– Then you need to look at how your business is being run.  If it depends on you so much that you can’t take a vacation that is a shaky foundation to your business.
  • “I’ll do it later, I don’t have time to think about vacation right now” <– This is a slippery slope for many folks (myself included) – if you don’t do it now, you might find yourself at the end of another year without having taken any real time off.
  • “I never take vacations or time off, it’s just not that important to me” <– Why not? I take a rather firm stance on this, but my belief is that we ALL deserve time for rest and rejuvenation. Being plugged 24/7 into our own businesses is actually unhealthy in the long run.

Post your vacation plans here (or any questions if you are stuck re: how to take time off).

 

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