Here's an article I had published as the cover story of the August 1997, issue of Small Business News. My executive coaching clients still find it useful.
I remember when I sold my first business and got a “real job.” A “real” job is the kind with set hours, limited responsibilities, and weekends off.
Weekends off! What an alien concept. Once I got used to the idea of free time and stopped bringing “special projects” and extra reading home, I noticed something very odd. I got a whole lot more done on the Mondays after a relaxing weekend than I had after struggling with work for seven (or seventy) straight days. Abe Lincoln is said to have declared that if he had eight hours to cut down a tree, he would spend four hours sharpening his saw. Vacation is for sharpening your most important tool: yourself.
Long-term Vacation Planning:
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I once asked the President of a division of a public company, “How do you account for your great success at such a young age?” After a moment’s reflection, he replied,... Read the rest by clicking here. »
I am expanding the reach of my executive coaching by presenting more keynote speeches and workshops. My website now describes the talks I offer and includes two recently published videos. One is on the business benefits and neuroscience of meditation. The other new one offers tools for community building, the topic of my first book.