by Skip Cohen
It's Sunday, and as always, I'm off track from business and marketing, but not from a lesson I can't seem to learn as well as many of my friends have. Supposedly with age comes wisdom, but when it comes to learning when to step away from the business and take a break, I'm still a work in progress.
This is a very short post this morning because I'm unplugging for a few days - not because I'm overburdened with any projects or aspect of business I can't handle, but simply because I want to take a break. Yesterday was Sheila's birthday, and we're headed out for a few days. We've got great puppy coverage thanks to our daughter-in-law and nothing to worry about. No schedule to keep and time just to enjoy each other.
And there's my point - learn to recognize when you should unplug before you really need to. It's a lesson I've NEVER mastered. I once said to somebody with pride, "It's been over a year since I took a real vacation!" As if working hard and consistently deserved an award. An hour later, I was embarrassed to have even suggested it was merit-worthy!
So, those eleven-second hugs I always write about? They need to run for days at a time with that one person or people who are the most special in your life. You need time to step away from the business for them and yourself. You need to either step outside your usual environment or pull up the drawbridge and not let anything into your world that takes away your peace.
We're packed - I'm taking a camera and a Platypod - my computer is being left at home, and the car is gassed up. See you Wednesday!
Wishing everybody a great day ahead and the start of a terrific week. The world is a long way from normal, but hopefully, that little piece of it that's yours is giving you time with the people you love the most!
Happy Sunday...or Monday if you're on the other side of the world.
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