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What does Vacation mean? 1) a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday 2) a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended. 3) freedom or release from duty, business, or activity. I can see any of those definition fitting to what I feel now that I am off for a month. But, what do you call a vacation when you don’t really stop you just pullback.
As you get your business going you’ll find out you’ll never have a vacation again. Not in the way most Suckers feel about vacationing. Like they got out of that big meeting because they will be vacationing in Bermuda. Nope! From this point on when you have your own your vacation only consists of finding a window when you can pull back from making money. This game is full time all the time, no holidays, no bathroom breaks. Shit, whenever I travel I have to get my calls forwarded to my cell, I make sure I have internet when I get there and I wake up like I’m always on the West Coast no matter where I happen to be that night.
Money doesn’t sleep and neither will you when you know it’s worth it to catch them all. I bought a blackberry so I can easily reply to emails, I have old employees who I have made deals with to cover me if I can’t get to a phone and I even have all parts of my business ready to take over and go the extra mile just in case they don’t hear from me. So really do I ever take a vacation the way others do? Nope!
Shit, I even wrote this post in November in anticipation of me taking a break from writing the blog. So did I take a vacation? Nope! But, I understand that a lot of people don’t care about whether I need a break as long as they got eyes they want something to look at. Now I don’t take it personal as I have trained myself to see money as if I was McDonalds. So if they can stay open even on Christmas to sell you a 99cent hamburger then I’d better remained disciplined.
Look even when you make it to the top and have other cats working for you, you’re still going to check everything. You built it, you locked it and you keep the keys to the game homie. So vacation can only be celebrated after the business day has closed, you checked all your emails, set up what you want your employees to do the next day and stayed at attention eventhough you may be sitting on the beach. It’s the game and there are no days off not even for a much needed vacation.