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Why Taking Time Off From Work Is Good for Your Productivity

All work and no play makes you a very unimaginative problem solver

Great news: taking time off is good for your career.Usually, taking time off is considered the antithesis of a good work ethic. You’re supposed to be productive, and that means busy at all times, right? But as it turns out, busy isn't ...

by Timothy Sykes  | September 05, 2018 12:00:00
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Here's the Secret to Really, Really Enjoying Your Summer Vacation

Follow these three tips and your time away will be easy-breezy and actually relaxing

If you own a business, taking a vacation can be hard in terms of letting go of work time. Evidence? Funding Circle found that 70 percent of small-business owners surveyed said they did not see the holidays as a time to get away from work.Instead, ...

by Syed Balkhi  | April 22, 2018 02:00:00
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3 Reasons Why Taking a Vacation Beats Being a Workaholic Martyr

Nobody is interested in hearing how many hours you spend at the office

Many entrepreneurs boast about the long hours they put in at work. They believe the more time you put towards your business, the more successful you will become.Many entrepreneurs put their business before everything else. They neglect other important things in their lives to ...

by Ryan Peck  | April 19, 2018 02:00:00
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5 Reasons Science Says You Seriously Need to Take a Break

Do you and your business a favor and get out of town

I am about to hit the road with one of my oldest friends for a weekend away from the rest of the world.We do this every year...with varied results. Sometimes we have an amazing time relaxing. Other times, we push each other to the brink as ...

by Victoria Cairl  | August 14, 2017 08:00:00
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Vacation Tips From a Workaholic

You might think you can't afford to step away from your business. The truth is, you can't afford not to

My family and loved ones complain that I seem to always be “on.” It's hard to argue with them. I typically average four hours of sleep a day and work late into the night.Being a workaholic isn’t necessarily a bad thing -- if you ...

by Chidike Samuelson  | June 01, 2017 12:00:00
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Take a Break: How Vacations Can Save Your Business

It's good to work hard--it's not good to work hard without giving yourself a chance to rest

If you're launching a start-up or scaling a business, you know how hard it is to keep going and growing. Putting one foot in front of the other might sound easy, but at the end of the day, you're constantly pushing against a wall, relying on a ...

by Ahmad Raza  | April 22, 2017 08:00:00
Startup Tips

5 reasons why it's crucial to disconnect for 24 hours a week

Find time to recharge, refresh through reconnecting with family and friends, doing other enjoyable activities.

Every week, no matter what is going on, I disconnect for 24 hours from my phone, email, and any other electronic gadget. Disconnecting from technology one day a week allows me to recharge and refresh. It saves me from the constant flow ...

by Zach Cutler  | April 10, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to know if burnout is creeping up on you

Keep your life in balance, and both you and your business will remain healthier.

Entrepreneurship is a demanding position. In addition to managing the high-level direction of the business and making important decisions day in and day out, you will also be switching hats constantly—stepping into your various departments to help out or fill gaps, especially ...

by Anna Johansson  | April 09, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

8 ways leaders spend their time after hours

Without time off from work, anyone can become both bored and boring.

Have you heard the old proverb, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” or worse yet, heard it said about you? If so, you might be spending too much time at work and not enough time playing. Without time ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | February 25, 2016 07:00:00