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A few weeks ago, I read an eye-opening article in Time.
It was about the disappearing American vacation and how, as a nation, we’re taking less time off and feeling more exhausted and stressed than ever.
The piece talked about the devastating impact chronic overwork has on productivity, health and happiness. (Some research links overwork to depression and cardiovascular problems. No surprise there, right?)
No matter where you live in the world, many of us can relate to feeling overstretched. Like we’re busting at the seams with the non-stop demands of modern life. Which brings me to my point.
This is the last MarieTV post you’ll get from me.
Yup, I’m pulling the plug on my entire operation…
…for the next two weeks, that is!
We’re closing down our company for a summer holiday so that everyone on Team Forleo can take meaningful, extended time with those they love.If you’re listening to the noise of the world it’s impossible to hear the whispers of your soul. Click To Tweet
I’m an entrepreneur who believes that time off is medicine.
Because a healthy, happy team makes for a healthy, happy company. We’ve done this close-down-the-whole-shop-for-two-weeks last winter and it was a game changer.
Everyone on our team (myself included) came back uber refreshed and bursting with energy, inspiration and creativity.
And from a health perspective, the research seems to agree. A yearly holiday can reduce the risk of heart attack by 30% in men and a whopping 50% in women.
If we want anything to change — within our lives, our businesses, or our society — we have to take action and lead the way.
In today’s episode, you’ll learn how a croissant craving and a sign on a door led me to rewrite the rules of my business, and how you might too.
As promised, here’s the link to the Harvard Business Review article about the power of making time off predictable — and required.
Consistently challenging your own assumptions about how things are, or should be done, is vital if you want to do your best work and enjoy your life along the way.
Because truthfully, most of us are so busy doing what we think we have to do that we never stop and ask, “Is this really what I want to do?”
So this week, I’d love to know:
What’s one thing you wish you could do in your business (or life) that you think you can’t do? What would happen if you challenged that assumption, and allowed yourself to re-write your own rules?
And, just in case you’re wondering… yes, I’m fully aware that taking any time off is an incredible luxury, given the economic challenges millions face. It’s something I do not take lightly, or take for granted.
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Thank you so much for watching, commenting and sharing with such passion. Enjoy the next few weeks and we’ll be back soon.
With all my love,