Great - it's a another beautiful summer day and you're stuck at the office. You want to take vacation but you're not sure how you'll get it by your boss. Besides there's so much work to be done - who's going to keep all the "balls in the air" while you're away? You might be more depressed coming back to a pile of work than when you left.
These are common concerns expressed by today's highly productive (aka overstretched) worker. But you don't need to fall prey to them.
There are ways you can get the time off you need to rest and recharge. For my top tips pick up a copy of the July/Aug issue of Whole Living magazine on newsstands now. Not only will you benefit but so will your boss -- according to a study by New Zealand Air, workers coming back from vacation are 25% more productive than when they left!
Having the career of your dreams often requires taking smart risks.
That's just one of the lessons I've learned from Martha Stewart. She had the courage to borrow $97 million dollars to buy her magazine out from Time Inc. and that smart risk led to the founding of her now multi-million dollar Omnimedia company.
Perhaps there's a smart risk you've been debating in your career - making a career change, taking a sabbatical, or making a side business your full-time focus. Whatever you've been dreaming about, consider taking a risk and giving your dream a chance at success.
"Be the change you want to see in the world" was Ghandi's advice.
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To return the favor, I would be happy to support you in taking your smart career risk. Comment on this post or contact me directly with your dream and what you need to make it happen. I promise to take each request to heart and do my best to help you be a success. Thank you for any support you can offer - I'm truly feeling the fear and doing it anyway!
Thank you to those of you who nominated me for Live with Regis & Kelly's Radio Co-Host For a Day. Monday August 9th 9am is when the top 10 nominees will be announced on the show. If/when I'm in that group, voting begins and runs until 9pm ET Wed Aug 11th. I will send reminders as the date approaches.
While I hope to move onto the next round, I realized that I've already received so much from so many of you.
Thank you to those who told me I'd be a great fit for show. Your testimonials touched my heart. It was scary to put myself out there as I'm not a "contest person" per se but hearing your kind words made it all worth it. Thank you to those who took the time - I know the nomination process was arduous.
I will keep you posted on whether I move onto the next step or not but already you've reminded me how important it is to thank those who help us. It made me think - if anyone has helped you, they would LOVE to hear about it.
Write an email, send a letter, make a call. They would appreciate knowing they're appreciated. You can even thank them now, here by commenting below. Share your story of someone who's helped you and thank them for getting you to where you are today.
Consider this me getting the ball rolling by thanking all of you for your support!