We contractors take too few vacations,
and when we take them,
they’re often too short and too stress
inducing. We put in 15-hour days the
week before leaving, desperately trying
to get ready. And on our first morning
back at work, there’s a pile of messages
obscuring not only the desk but the
chair as well. Who needs it?
To prepare for a longer, more relaxing
vacation, you need to have a shortrange,
a mid-range, and a long-range
plan. I’ll take them in that order.
Short range. First, make minimal
appointments for the week preceding
your vacation. Book no meetings with
prospective clients, or with current
clients whose jobs have not started yet.
You can hold regular