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2011-10-19 00:00:00GeneralEnglish you Absolutely Need to Take a Vacation

Why you Absolutely Need to Take a Vacation

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When was the last time you took a vacation? Didn’t carry your laptop to the holiday resort. I asked your business contacts to call/message only when in ‘dire’ need. Never. Hardly. That’s your answer … The problem is since it is your own capital (read money) involved, you stay so alert and stressed that taking calls, sending emails, taking business decisions have become your second nature.

It is what they say — you eat, sleep business!!! Sometimes, and with some businessmen, it is not only about money; it is also about business continuity. They think that if they were to take an off, their business will waiver. You will often hear them say, “I cannot afford to…” So, stop in your tracks. We tell you why you really need to take a vacation —

Because you need to de-stress:

Don’t you already know that health, well-being, and balance are important to you but looking at your life, one would never know it. High blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, hypertension – you don’t need them. Vacate. And join back with renewed energy and passion.

Because money is not all:

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you have things that money can’t buy. Yeah, that’s a saying. But isn’t it true? You have been driving yourself like a maniac for your business venture, unaware of sunrise, sunset, season changes. All for revenues and ROI? Take a break, a breather.

Because you need to STOP being a control-freak:

You may believe only you can do things the right way and all business decisions/operations should flow under your constant supervision. What you don’t realize is that you are not only burning yourself out, you are also killing your business.

Your team will think of you as a control-freak and will dislike you for it – knowing that you don’t trust them will do no good to your human-resource management either. Letting go will get you back their respect and faithfulness. Try it.

Because you can take stock and re-strategize:

Your day-to-day involvement in your business may be taking you away from your top priorities —  you continue to get bogged down in the everyday details at the expense of what is most important long-term. A vacation can help you take stock of the present operations, build on a goldmine of ideas/strategies and join back with more focus.

Because you need to make yourself DISPENSABLE:

Finally, like it or not, your business should not die with you. It should be able to carry on without you. That really is the true success yardstick for a business. Build a core team that is empowered with sensitive information and can take strong decisions regarding the business in your absence.  And then, teach yourself to trust this core team.

There’s no better way of doing this than by taking a complete break and coming back to check if your team can manage. Have the above arguments been able to convert you? YES? How about taking a holiday during Diwali then? NO? Business is brisk and needs you? OK Incorrigible!!! How about the Christmas/New Year week? No more excuses. No hoodwinking yourself anymore. Get yourself to a travel portal and make the bookings. Now.

Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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