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Recharge and Refresh!

Author: Robbie Ropella  Posted 5 years, 8 months, 3 weeks, 4 hours, 7 minutes ago.   ShareThis Article

Robbie shares her thoughts…
Ever feel like you have so much on your plate you can’t afford to take a vacation?  Right now I have the summertime blues, because it’s been a while since I have had a vacation and I feel the pressures & responsibilities at work are commanding my time & attention.  Pat gave me some good advice when I shared my concerns.  He said “If you don’t plan to take time off, it’s not going to happen.” That spurred me on to call my favorite resort and book a week at a beautiful condo on the beach.

So while I have a lot on my plate presently, I can now smile and envision myself relaxing in a few weeks time with a great book poolside with the sea breeze blowing in my hair.  What do you need to schedule before the summer is up?  Careful, because if you don’t do it today, the summer may pass you by.

Pat responds…
Wow, can I relate to this topic!  With the great recession essentially behind us now – it sure would be nice to be able to actually take a real vacation and not feel guilty about it. But with the Ropella Search, Leadership, and Media businesses picking up speed again, combined with my weekly business travel, it’s been harder than ever to get an afternoon off let alone a whole week.

Any good leader will tell you that scheduling time off to recharge is just as important as scheduling meetings, travel, clients visits, etc.  And while recharging is crucial, the problem is we seldom practice what we preach! With this in mind, I’m taking a couple of days off this week to play in the yard/finish some landscaping, and I’m looking forward to our upcoming trip to the beautiful condo on the beach.  After I’m fully recharged, I’ll be working like crazy to catch up!

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