How a Real and Proper Vacation can Recharge You (Entrepreneurship)

Entrepreneurs: Take a Vacation

I’ve been running my business, Boot Camp Digital for over 5 years now (where does the time go). I love what I do. I work with great people. I’m always doing something fun and exciting. I look forward to working.

That being said, I recently found that I was having trouble getting energized about things…. I love my job but I noticed that some of my passion for using social media was disappearing. I rarely posted on Twitter (except to reply to people), I was only checking LinkedIn messages and ignoring groups and I was hardly posting to Facebook even. I think that after 7 years of social media I just kind of burnt out on sharing things on social networks…. I had sort of lost interest. I wasn’t building my personal brand, and I wasn’t passionate about actually using social networks any more. I still loved helping businesses use them, but I just kind of stopped posting myself.

Then I took a vacation.

I went away for over a week (10 days) and only worked for about 3 hours (plus checked emails from my phone when I had a break).

My first day back was a little tough – I didn’t sleep well so I was tired, and spent the entire day responding to emails (BLAH) and reviewing things.

Now, I find myself energized. Excited. Enthusiastic. Working until 9PM checking out some cool tools (which is kindof a good thing because it shows that I am excited about what I’m working on – not that I’m a workaholic)…

I’m re-engaged.

I’m re-energized.

I’m re-excited.

Take a real vacation (even if you love your work).

You may find that it gives you the clarity to recharge and get excited about things that were getting boring.

About admin

Krista Neher is the CEO of Boot Camp Digital, a bestselling author, international speaker and a respected authority on social media and internet marketing. Neher has written 3 books on social media marketing including a leading textbook (which was one of the first on social media). She is also the creator of one of the first social media marketing accredited certification programs, and has worked with leading clients like P&G, GE, Google, General Mills, Remax and many, many more.