As summer approaches (not that you would think that here in Dublin where we are experiencing heavy rain!) most people have either planned or are planning a holiday away with family or friends.
If you are a small business owner, taking time off can require a lot of planning as you have to decide on the least disruptive dates to travel and you have to think about your client’s demands while you are away. If you don’t plan any support, you may end up spending your holiday taking calls and answering emails instead of relaxing by the pool.
In this Ted Talk, Josh Leibotwitz talks about Holiday Goals –
Ask yourself “Why am I taking this holiday?“
Leibowitz suggests that the answers are:
- To relax
- To have fun
- To connect with family / friends
- To immerse
- To learn
I think I can agree with at least 3 of those answers, can you?
The reality is you can do none of these things if you are preoccupied with what’s happening with your business back home. You will not be present, you will not be engaged and you will not be de-stressing!
One solution is to get support from a Virtual Assistant and the best way to arrange that is to plan it at least 3 to 4 weeks before your holiday. By inducting your VA to your business for a few hours a week before your holiday she will pick up the key tasks that need to be managed while you are away. That way you can relax in the knowledge that a trusted partner will be answering your emails, making calls, scheduling appointments or keeping your social media up to date while you enjoy the holiday you deserve!
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