The 2 Dangerous Lies Leaders Tell Themselves about Vacation – Behind the Scenes

Going on vacation is not just fun. It is a requirement in my opinion. Vacation is time away from the day-to-day. It has many amazing benefits that you can’t get somewhere else. However, there are 2 big lies of going on vacation that come up when leaders think about taking a week or two off. Let’s look at the lies of going on vacation that get in the way of you unplugging.

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VACATION RULES For Leaders: The Transcript

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Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

Going on vacation is a blast. But it’s also a requirement if you’re a leader. Here’s the problem. A lot of stuff gets in the way if you go and go on vacation. It’s fresh on my mind because I just came back from vacation. Maybe it’s a smile on my face. Maybe it’s the scruff of the beer because I didn’t shave while I was gone. I don’t know what it is. But when you think about vacation, what do you think about it? Do you think about relaxing? Or do you think about Oh, great, I’m going to be able to catch up on the work?

Well, there are two big lies that we have to encounter as leaders. When it comes to vacations. We’re going to go through those lies today. But I’m going to tell you, in my humble opinion, vacations are good. Time away is good. And it will help you come back, rejuvenated, relaxed, and hopefully even more focused than ever before. Those big lies that get in the way of vacations really can hamper the way you engage with the people but also the work. So let’s just go through them.

The first one is, I don’t have time to getaway. That’s a big Why? Because there are certain times of your business that are probably busier than others. But we all know those times we all know not to go on the vacations our family knows not to ask. But I will tell you that when a lot of people are unplugging, you should unplug to, when you think about getting away, taking a week, maybe even two weeks, it can really bring clarity to who you are and where you’re going. As a leader, and as a company. When you think about getting away, do you have resistance? Or do you embrace it? Do you does it excite you? A lot of people tell themselves that they don’t have time to getaway. But instead of coming up with that excuse, think about it this way. Maybe you need to get away because you need time to really think about things differently. You need time to recharge yourself de-stress. get relaxed Have you think about some new things, maybe have some new experiences that you can come back with a lot more new ideas, and a lot more new energy as it relates to growing the business that lies about not being able to get away really can be dangerous.

The second lie is, I’ll just get a little bit of work done. When you think about that. A lot of people say, well, they’ll prioritize, you know, a few, you know, meetings or sales opportunities or client calls. And I get that I just came back from two weeks. Remember the scruff? Or is it the tan? But I made a deal with my wife. In order to take away two weeks, I put a boundary of our guardrail, if you will. That would be I would work on Tuesdays, both Tuesday’s of the trip, I did client meetings, I did a few other little projects and few things. I did very little work around that. And I would urge you to really think about not trying to work every day not trying to bring an hour, two hours of focused work and then you know, focus On the family after that, but truly take time to unplug. Because here’s the thing I know about vacations, it gives you a chance to truly reconnect with yourself gives you time to think.

We’re going to talk about some of the things you can do if you must work on vacation, and next week’s episode, so make sure you look forward to that. But keeping in tune with these two lies, they can really be something that will really help you when you understand they come up and they’re trying to distract you. But the really best thing you can do is take time away and truly unplug instead of trying to fit in this extra work. If you’re thinking about you evolving as a leader, and you don’t have enough time to get away, then you definitely need the training that I put together recently, to be able to look at the three leadership mistakes that get in the way of you taking time off. Just go to You will get inside there. The three mistakes that are fixable will help you change your leadership model and align your team to a higher level and build a team of people. Players, you need that training to go to Now, when you think about growth, you think about leadership think about Growth Think Tank, as always leave with courage. We’ll see you next time.

Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.


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