Holiday Recharge: back from holidays and back to the grindstone!

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Two years ago I made the committment to blog every week.  There has not been a Monday that I have not posted a blog and tomorrow is no different.  As I sit here on a Sunday afternoon, the day before I publish a new blog, I am finding that I am still on holiday mode.  I have been away for two weeks to Maui, Hawaii and I am honestly struggling to be motivated to write.  I believe my mindset is: “I have just one more day!” That being said, I know how important blogging has been for my business and how it has educated my clients and future clients.  So while I had a great two-week holiday recharge and just relaxed and unwound, I know it’s time to get my mind-set back into the swing of things!

Social media plays a huge part in my business.  I am consistent with my postings for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google + as well as Instagram.  What I am careful about is posting when I am away or on a holiday.  I don’t like to ‘advertise’ that I am away.  I like my privacy and really enjoy sharing good content but being humble all at the same time.   I keep my vacations a ‘secret’, until I am home.  Then I’ll share some great photos or memories of our holiday.  Here are a few great photos (at least I think they are as they all bring back some fun, amazing memories).

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The view from our lanai from our condo. 

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The amazing sunsets – you just can’t beat! 

Holiday Recharge: Hard to turn it completely off!

While on this particular holiday, I really tried to ‘shut down’ and not think of work. I worked extremely hard prior to leaving to ensure everything was going to be taken care of (especially those projects where construction was going on).  I also found it challenging to totally shut off.  When I came across the furniture in the lobby of The Four Seasons Maui my mind went quickly into, “…that would be a great post on Instagram!”

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The Four Seasons – Maui lobby furniture

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Love this sofa in the Four Seasons Maui lobby!

When I look back at all of my blog posts, I came across this one that I wrote the last time I came back from Hawaii.  “WHAT THE ALOHA SPIRIT HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT RUNNING MY BUSINESS”

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This post truly signifies what I believe I feel when I work with clients.  And I’m happy to report although that post was written almost a year ago, I still feel the same.

While I enjoy my last day of ‘holidays’ today, I am thinking of all the great projects that are going on right now, the ones that are in the design phase as well as those that are ‘on deck’ and ready to start (and thank you to my wonderful clients to wait until I got back from holidays)!  I am grateful for my ‘extended family’ of clients who continue to put their trust in me.  A huge, heartfelt “mahalo nui loa.”
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Comments

  1. on 30.03.2017
    at 7:02 AM

    I find it hard to shut off on vacation too. It drives my wife a little bit crazy, but I am getting better at it. I have to leave my phone behind when we are doing anything family related so that I am not tempted to “just check on things.” And I make sure that I schedule a time each day (usually after the kids are in bed) that I do check on everything and take care of anything that I need to. But it has been a struggle to get to this point without me ruining parts of a vacation with work.

    • on 30.03.2017
      at 6:01 PM

      I hear you! My rule on holidays: when the sun is down, then I MAY check in and check emails and phone calls. Nothing is going to happen when the sun is up.

      Hard to do, but I find it’s so important during holidays. 🙂

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