So, why should you work while you’re on vacation? I believe vacation should be a blend of work and relaxation. Vacations shouldn’t be all play, no work, and I have three main reasons for that:
1. Gratitude. When I have work to do on vacation, it makes me more grateful for the fun times. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as too much fun. Sometimes, vacation can be too much unscheduled time. You’ll be more thankful for the leisure time if you have some work to break it up.
2. Momentum. Have you ever taken a lengthy vacation and found it really hard to get back to work after? Have you spent days playing catch-up and struggling to get things back on-track? Working while on vacation keeps you focused, so getting back to your normal work routine is easier once you get home.
3. It’s Not Work. This is the biggest reason of all. To me, work doesn’t feel like work. I get to do what I love every day. My work is part of my every day life. Because of one person my wife and I met, we now make $213,000 from renting out six condos. An idea from another person we met while on a fun getaway resulted in over $100,000 in revenue. To us, working while on vacation means getting to know people, learning new things, and sharing ideas.
For example, I just recently met someone who has a lot of experience in the movie industry and was able to give me a lot of inside knowledge. I learned things I never would have learned if I hadn’t taken a bit of time on my vacation to talk business. One conversation can turn into limitless opportunities and value.