As many of you know I try very hard to take a bit of a ‘summer break.’ Most people call this vacation. For me it is just a break from jet fuel. As a business owner and consummate sales person, I really can’t take the ‘get away from it all – unplug vacation,’ but I can take a break.
My summer break is doing my work on my front porch overlooking Betsie Bay which leads to beautiful Lake Michigan. My mornings start with a freshly brewed coffee, doing emails, working on finishing my 2nd book and early morning conference calls. Then a walk on the beach, going to the farmers market and getting what I am going to make for dinner. This is truly a break for me.
It is so easy to get pushed and pushed along your life without realizing that everyone needs a break. But as I always say, what is a break to one is not to another. It is true bliss for me when people take the time to stop and visit with me on my porch, sharing stories and laughter. What I don’t consider pure bliss is running to my next flight to make sure I get to my next destination on time.
Do yourself a favor with the bit of summer that is left. Find your special place, grab a book or even your iPad and enjoy what you love – even if it is work! Now is a great time to start your planning for 2019. What are your personal and professional goals? Where are you now and where do you want to be next year? There are only 4 months left in 2018 – make a strong start to 2019 by planning NOW!