When was the last time you went on a real vacation? Not to the obligatory trip to visit with parents but a real vacation where you totally relaxed, had fun and forget about your business just for a while?
This is a common conversation I have with all my female financial advisor clients. Women are notorious for NOT taking a vacation purely for fun, they either feel guilty or if you are like me I’m always trying to multi-task my vacations, combining family obligations with a vacation, not always relaxing. It isn’t until my husband is adamant that we go away that I will reluctantly make the reservations. While I know in my head the vacation is so important, not just to my physical well being but to my emotional well being, I tend to put other things first, thank God my husband lives for vacations.
This week we are headed to Miami for a week of sun, while at first I felt guilty going somewhere just for me/us I understand how important a total break is for me and my business. I have seen and experienced the benefits of giving your brain muscles a total break and that is exactly what I intend to do. As much as I coach my clients to do all the right things I know it’s not easy.
I preach this balance philosophy daily and it’s still difficult for me. But I have had enough success following these principles of balance and the law of attraction to feel confident in the ultimate benefits. It’s just so difficult that when you have been weaned in the corporate environment and financial services industry it is difficult to walk away and turn things off, sound familiar?
Most people working in the financial services industry have been trained to believe that he who works the most hours wins, WRONG. I too have been subjected to this male oriented principle; the problem is as women we are different. This week I’m going to turn it all off. I’m going to let my brain, my body and my mind recharge. I’m going to let myself relax and enjoy the fruits of my labor. No kids, no work, no bills, no worries. Just total relaxation!! This is what I need, this is what will have the greatest impact on my business. I’ll let you know how I do, it’s sometimes easier said than done……