Have You Considered A Summer Vacation With Other Entrepreneurs?

July 2, 2015  |  

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No matter your income or current situation, everyone deserves a vacation. We all work way too hard to put food on our tables and climb what seems like a never ending ladder to reach success. Entrepreneurs in particular deserve a break and hopefully will get one considering most of us don’t have the luxury of paid leave. Can I get an amen?

If you had the chance to travel, where would you go? What would you do?

Some friends of mine in the design industry told me about traveling with other business owners. At first I asked why, but after some thought, it kinda made sense. This was an opportunity for them to not only bond with one another, but also exchange stories and vent about common hurdles like work/life balance.

The idea of a summer entrepreneur retreat is not something I ever thought about doing, but does sound interesting. Group vacations can be a hit or miss with planning and potential drama. Some people just don’t get along with others. Hopefully you have some level-headed individuals in your posse of business friends that can put differences aside to have a good trip.

These types of vacations have been known to replace costly conferences. Who else is tired of receiving emails about wonderful opportunities only to get disappointed when they see the price tag? I know I do. Heck admission alone can set you back a pretty penny — and that’s not even bringing hotel, airfare and the cost of entertainment into the picture. At least with people you know, you can have power lunches and chats that don’t require an engagement fee. Depending on where everyone lives you can even host the getaway at one person’s house to save even more money.

Hopefully I can enjoy a getaway with my entrepreneur friends. Even if it’s for a weekend, a mini retreat to unwind and encourage one another on the business front sounds heavenly. There’s nothing like bouncing ideas off trusted friends and colleagues that helps to create a bond without focusing on competition.

So many mommy entrepreneurs I know are doing amazing things. Even though all of us are on different paths, there’s a unity among us that helps to ignite a fire within us to keep on striving. Sure it might be hard to get away from our daily family life and business demands, but we have to at least try.

Do you have any friends who own a small business? Is a vacation in order? If so, it might be everyone’s chance to get your groove back both on a personal and business level.

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