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By Doug Van Dyke, Leadership Simplified, www.leadershipsimplified.com


Last week the Business Observer interviewed me for their article entitled How To Turn It Off While On Vacation. The article is fun and informative! In the article I shared three tips on how busy executives and entrepreneurs can enjoy their vacations and maximize work-life balance.


  1. Vacation internationally. An international destination holds your best chance to “unplug” and to truly relax. Maintaining connectivity with your work-world is difficult, and often expensive. Thus, there are multiple incentives for you to actually relax and focus solely on having fun.


  1. Set a full agenda. This may sound stressful, but it won’t be if your agenda is filled with relaxation and fun. Special note: Let your significant other plan the agenda. It will be one less item for you to worry about, plus it could even be speckled with fun surprises.


  1. Seek to make as few decisions as possible. Decision-fatigue is real. Let’s face it, successful professionals make a LOT of decisions. Give yourself a break from this activity. It will give you more capacity to make decisions when you return, plus your decisions will be better, sharper, and more timely.  


Bottom Line: The best leaders renew their energy and focus by taking regular vacations. Give yourself an opportunity to maintain your edge, and to find work-life balance in the process.  


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