Reputation or financial performance?May 1, 2017
Telling your storyMay 1, 2017
Running a business and having a holiday can be a challenge, but they don’t need to be mutually incompatible.
Here are some great tips I use to enable me to enjoy a holiday, yet still keep on top of business issues:
Put your holiday dates on your email footer for a fortnight before you go away – so everyone has good notice of your absence.
Use nudgemail.com. So if you have an email you want to see when you’re back in the office, put that date in the subject line, and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Awesomely easy and effective *
Use the time away to mull over business ideas. Usually a fresh perspective really helps
Keep up to date using Flipboard
If you do use an ‘out of office’ message, don’t miss the opportunity to infuse it with your personality (see the post from 12 July 12 on my facebook page)
Jot down any new cracking ideas on teuxdeux.com
And, er, use the time to write a new blog or two. Or deux, if you are writing them in France, as indeed I am.
* I so need to warn you of a slight glitch with nudgemail… I had an automated ‘out of office’ message set up, then organised a nudgemail reminder. Sadly, both automated systems happily chatted to each other, responding and counter responding. 2500 emails in one day later, I had to use ‘logmein‘ to remotely change some desktop settings. Oh well, live and learn!