Did you know that many Europeans feel they work to live, and believe that Americans live to work?
We may envy European summers of endless vacation. But how much vacation time do you earn each year? And how much do you actually use?
As a leader, the more time you take to recharge, relax, and enjoy a change in scenery is as important as the time you spend on strategic planning. Just as college students do a semester abroad for a new perspective, the inspiration that comes from taking a vacation is invaluable to helping you be the best you can be.
Plan and take time away, visit new places, unplug! Just as you carve out time on your calendar to plan strategy, carve out time on a quarterly basis to take time away – and really be OFF!
Plus, wouldn’t it be romantic to come home one day and say, “Honey, I bought two tickets to Italy. Pack your bags, we leave in 30 days.” Food for thought. You can thank me later.
– Janice Pollard and Jackie Trepanier