|First step: Prepare and set expectations||6:59|
|Breaking the news to clients that you’re going on vacation||10:56|
|How not to neglect your clients||13:26|
|Hacks for getting work done so you can actually enjoy your vacation||19:53|
In this week’s episode of the Wright Brothers podcast, we’re talking about everyone’s favorite subject: ninjas!
And then we get down to business and talk about how you can take a vacation without driving yourself, the people you’re traveling with, and your clients back home crazy.
As agents, and indeed as entrepreneurs, in general, it can seem virtually impossible to switch off and not work all the time. This doesn’t mean you should give up on the possibility of ever again having a quality vacation. It just means you need to do a little prep work to make that happen and make sure everything goes off without a hitch.
First you want to let your clients know that you won’t be around for a little while. Try to bring this up in casual conversation so that they won’t think it such a big deal. Then, reassure them and let them know that you’re on top of everything you’re doing for them and that you have a plan in place. This will put them at ease.
Another thing you want to consider doing is getting someone else from your team to help cover for you while you’re away. They can check in on clients and provide them with whatever they may need during your absence. Introduce this person to your client beforehand to ensure the smoothest possible transition. And be prepared to return the favor.
When you’re on vacation, you want to be totally present and actually enjoy yourself and the people you’re with (otherwise what’s the point?). It can be tricky to balance that will all of your obligations back home, but we’ve come up with some simple tricks to help you do that.
The main thing you want to focus on is really maximizing your travel time to get important work done.
Doing any or all of these things can help you get much more done before your planned time off so that you can relax and enjoy it. Use your designated working time wisely by prioritizing things that will actually give you a leg up on a particular project and client case.
There are lots more helpful little tips after the jump so tune in and enjoy!
[6:59] First step: Prepare and set expectations
[10:56] Breaking the news to clients that you’re going on vacation
[13:26] How not to neglect your clients
[19:53] Hacks for getting work done so you can actually enjoy your vacation
Podcast produced and edited by Jacob Turnbloom
Intro and outro music created by Jacob Turnbloom
Show Notes by Desiree Moodie
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