This morning I read an excellent blog entitled, “How Vacation Time Can Make You a Better Leader” by Tanveer Naseer. Tanveer brands himself as Leadership Coach, Speaker and Writer and he can be found athttp://www.tanveernaseer.com.
The article speaks to taking this valuable time to allow yourself the opportunity to focus on flexing your creativity by exploring other interests (in addition to other helpful and valuable points).
Nearly a year to the day, we will venture out for that annual time of the year where I work to shut (nearly) everything down and just let my mind go. Last year was a revolutionary experience as I read a copy of “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann then came back and promptly became a Certified Go-Giver Coach and launched Impact2Lead.
Needless to say my creative and relaxed flow has since led to an endless amount of work as my focus on “The Go-Giver” and leadership work through Impact2Lead is non-stop.
While the work is crazy, I love the direction it has taken me and what it has allowed me to work on. It doesn’t feel like work to me and that’s the beauty of what my last vacation did for me.
Taking a nice vacation will also help charge the batteries for your co-workers as well. I know my folks need a break from me and hope I don’t come back with too many crazy things to try and implement before the end of the year.
So take a break and look at it as an opportunity to “flex your creative muscles” as Tanveer says. If nothing more, shut things down for the benefit of those closest to you. Life is short and the days, months and years seem ever more compressed. Enjoy this time!