hink that just because you work alone
that you’ll never get to take a real
vacation? Think again!
For most people that work a regular 9-5 job,
vacation time is part of the benefit package.
Unfortunately, when you work for yourself,
taking time off can seem like a dream that will
never come true. The good news is that you can
and SHOULD take time off. You need to take
the time to recharge your own batteries so that
you can be good for your clients and customers
as well as your family and friends. Taking a
vacation doesn’t just happen though. You need
to do a few things to make sure your time off is
relaxing and relatively stress-free. Here are my
tips for pulling that off.
First, you need to plan and work ahead. Think
about what will normally need to happen during
your planned time off. Do you normally post to
social media? Do you normally have a blog post
or newsletter that needs to be released?
These are things that can be scheduled in
advance so that they happen right when they
normally would. Perhaps having the illusion
that you’re working is exactly what you want
to avoid. If you want to completely stay off the
grid - that’s ok too.
Next, you need to communicate to your clients
and customers that you will be away. Set their
expectations for your time away. Will you be
checking email? Voice mail? Should they not
expect to hear from you at all during that time?
How do they handle emergencies? Trust me,
they will understand and appreciate your need
to vacation or get away.
Speaking of how they should handle things.
Do you have a back up in place? Will someone
cover for you? Do you have an assistant that
can handle minor things for you?
By Holly Kile
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SOAR TO SUCCESS
| JUNE 2015 |
Core Business Strategies