Five Tips for Unplugging During Your Vacation
The PerfectHouse Team has a stable of lenders and service providers because we believe in your freedom of choice. Unlike other real estate firms or teams that try to force their customers to use only one lender, we want our service providers to be able to earn your trust and your business.
Dave Michaud from Union Mortgage Group, shared his great advice on how to really unplug and spend time with family - especially on vacation.
One of the purposes of our team is to provide the opportunity for our team members to take time off and know their clients are supported. It allows our team members to come back focused and refreshed, so we loved the tips Dave gave in this outstanding blog post.
5 Tips for Unplugging During Your Vacation
from Dave Michaud, Union Mortgage Group
If you are planning a vacation this summer, you may wonder if you'll really be able to unplug. Pack these five tips into your vacation itinerary, and they will help you unplug on your holiday any time of year.
Cross-train and delegate. With a little training (and a little patience) people can be cross-trained to support job responsibilities in the office. This broadens everyone's understanding of what each person does. It also provides a level of sustainability in the event someone has to be out for an extended period of time.
Get an intern. Interns are a great resource to offset seasonal swings in business staffing needs. High school and college interns can handle social media, general office duties and more.
Be flexible with your work week. For instance, working four 10-hour days can help you enjoy a long weekend getaway. You still have ample time to complete deadlines, but you gain time away, too.
Put it in writing, and communicate often. Schedule a vacation on your calendar and let people know well in advance. Make sure your out-of-office email message and voicemail state you are on vacation, when you will be back, and when people can expect a follow up from you. When you set those expectations, allow yourself enough time to manage your callbacks and email responses.
Leave the electronics at home. Do yourself a favor and really give yourself time to rejuvenate and unplug. Pack a paperback book, a deck of cards, or a notebook and pen to journal.