You Need a Vacation

By: Drew Gerber


To say I’m exhausted is an understatement.
Our friends from Atlanta headed to the airport at 4:30 am today; two ladies I was schooled by (so they have a couple of years on me) who out-walked, out-shopped, and out-drank me their entire visit in Hungary.
There are two reasons for this: one, I’m out of practice, and two, they were on vacation.
Have you ever noticed that when you’re on vacation you’ve much more energy and pep in your step than usual? Most think that has to do with actually being on vacation, but I assert that it doesn’t have anything to do with the vacation at all. It all boils down to mindset… you “should be” acting crazy and having fun because you’re on a break – living life to the fullest.
But even before your holiday begins, your life begins to shift. You start thinking and planning and suddenly you’re excited about getting stuff done quickly. Things that would normally take months to complete get done in a week. How can this possibly be explained except for a time warp where your attitude can bend time?
We’ve all had times when we’re engaged in a really great conversation and hours pass without us realizing it. Or we’re so focused on a project that’s pure bliss that we lose track of time. There’s really nothing inherit in the task themselves. It’s what you bring to the party. This is exciting news, right? It opens up the possibility of being on vacation all the time… because isn’t life a vacation, after all?
So if there’s a part of your business or your life that doesn’t occur like being on vacation, why don’t you shake things up and bring a little holiday mindset to the situation? As the saying goes, “holiday is a state of mind”… what’s so great is it doesn’t have to cost you a thing to visit that state.


About the Author:
For 30 years, L. Drew Gerber has been inspiring those who want to change the world. As the CEO of Wasabi Publicity, lauded by the likes of PR Week and Good Morning America, he sparks “aha” conversations that lead to personal and business success. His PR firm is known for landing clients on Dr. Phil, Oprah, Anderson Cooper, the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, and other top media outlets. Wasabi Publicity lives to launch conversations that make a difference and change the world. Contact Drew at [email protected] or visit his blog at www.DestinationAha.com.

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