Hit Your Refresh Button with a Summer Sabbatical

Posted by Robin Hensley


It’s that time of year again when I set my business aside and head out for two uninterrupted weeks of reflection, renewal and reimagining what the next twelve months of my business and my life will be. Not really a vacation but rather a focused inner journey that asks big questions and causes me to dig very deep for answers about who I want to serve in my practice and what kind of life I want to live doing it. And, when those two weeks are over as they inevitably are too soon, it will mark the beginning of a new year for me. I’m excited about what I will “dream” up on this year’s sabbatical. But, more importantly for this post however, is my hope that you will be inspired to do as I do every year and take time for your own renewal.

Is it your turn?

A sabbatical is different from a vacation. It’s more a time to explore special interests or achieve specific goals. (In my case, planning the next twelve months of Me, Inc.) Many firms are adopting the idea of extended paid leave but let’s face it, you probably wouldn’t take it even if you could–what with economic uncertainties as they are. Your absence might send the wrong message but, now is probably the best time to withdraw and re-energize. Fresh ideas and renewed vitality will help you respond to the challenges you may be facing.

Have you thought about slipping away to gather your forces for the future you want to build? And if so, where will you go and what will you do to get the most from your time away? Tell us about it. Your story might be just what someone else needs to hear.

And, if you’d like to know more about how I have been able to break away from a coaching practice that has me seeing more than 40 individual clients every week, many who fly into Atlanta from more than 30 cities, then keep a lookout for my new book, Raising the Bar: A 10 Step Guide to World Class Rainmaking debuting in July.

Until next time,


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