G Letter

August 2015


"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from."  ~ Seth Godin 

While most people vacation during the dog days of August, I prefer to go away to somewhere warm when it’s zero degrees outside and there’s a foot of snow on the ground back home. If you are going away this month, be sure to enjoy yourself, but remember that your vacation, in addition to being a time for rest and entertainment, can also be a time for physical, mental, and spiritual self-improvement.

I like to recharge my batteries when I go away by thinking about and imagining what I want to accomplish for the
rest of the year. I wrote most of my latest book while vacationing in a bungalow across the street from the beach in Manglaralto, Ecuador. I still made time to wander, meet people, eat the local cuisine, and have fun, but I also decided to make productive use of the time I had away from home.

A vacation doesn’t just have to be about relaxation. Sitting by the pool, hitting the beach, or heading to the spa are all worthwhile holiday experiences, but it can also be fun to learn something new while you’re away. Vacation time doesn’t have to be idle time. Use some of the time you spend away on vacation to finally move in a new direction. Start working on that real estate business plan you’ve been putting off. Learn a new language or try a new sport, outdoor activity, or workout. It’s often easier to break old habits and routines when we are away from home. The future has an annoying habit of arriving ahead of schedule, so now is always the time to build new memories. Good luck. Onward and upward!

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