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Why Getting Away from Your Business is the Best Thing You Can Do

I know a lot of entrepreneurs who can’t walk away from their companies for a day, let alone a week or two for vacation (my husband being one of them). But let me tell you: sometimes getting away from your business is the best thing you can do for the continued success of your brand.

It took me a while to master this art. At first, I just knew that if I left, something would go wrong. Clients would have a problem and I wouldn’t be there to fix it (that’s the issue when you’re a solopreneur like me. There’s no one who can sub for me!). But then I took a vacation. And no one even blinked. Huh. And the funny thing is: after not thinking about my business for a few days or weeks, I was ready to jump back in with fresh eyes and ideas.

I just got back from a two week vacation in Ireland. My company didn’t collapse in my absence. Once I got through the 300 emails waiting for me, I got back into my routine with renewed vigor. I’ve got ideas from my trip that I’ll use in upcoming posts.

My vacation, in a sense, makes me a better business owner. Who wouldn’t want that?

Tell me your stories of how getting away from your business made you a better entrepreneur!

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Susan Guillory

Susan Guillory is the President of Egg Marketing & Communications, a content marketing firm based in San Diego. She’s written several business books, and frequently blogs about small business and marketing on sites including Forbes, AllBusiness, and Cision. Follow her on Twitter @eggmarketing.

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