Many years ago I worked for seven years without taking a vacation. Holidays were used for travel and getting to the next challenge. I was riding the rocket of growth and opportunity created by a great company, Boise Cascade. Then flame out! Every problem seemed insurmountable, everything seemed to be stacking up around me and my productivity vanished.

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Finally, out of frustration, I took a vacation.

Have you ever misplaced something at night (like your keys) when you are tired, just to awaken in the morning and immediately remember exactly where ‘it’ is!  I discovered on a larger scale that same ‘miracle’ upon returning to work from my vacation.  I was refreshed, everything was clearer and much more easily handled. For the rest of my business career I required regular vacations and time off, not only for myself but for all in the organization. The payoff was not just in productivity but in the BALANCE of a happy life for my associates.

IT IS JUST GOOD POLICY – FOLLOW IT – IMPLEMENT IT – IT PAYS DIVIDENDS AT HOME AND YOUR BUSINESS.

 

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