Roaming and The Reality

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Roaming is fun, you go where you want to, and hopefully, you find exciting things to learn, see or do. It is a great way to reflect on present thoughts and ideas and allows you to discover and explore new ones. The only problem is the fact that it is hard to make that lifestyle pay very well.

You can, not roam and just stay in one place. Unfortunately, no matter how beautiful and diverse that one location is, you will find that after a time you will have discovered its treasures and the ‘Luster and Lore’ of the area will start to wear off and tarnish. One thing that most humans crave is new ideas, new adventures, and the ability to stretch our thoughts and knowledge.

Therefore, we have developed a balance which allows us the best of both worlds. We work, and we vacation. Our vacations enable us to go out and explore new things. This still works even if we don’t leave our own area, we just have to go to new places and trying new adventures.

I would like to recommend, though, when we do our work, we are serious about it and don’t add in roaming with it. Work is important. In the same light, vacations are essential. And you should not mix work with those vacations. And there is a good reason for maintaining the separation.

If you have people that work for you, before you go on vacation, make sure they’re trained on what needs to be done. Training is not only for those who work for you, but you also need to teach those who work over you to ensure they know what needs to be done and how it will happen while you are gone. The best thing is for everything to run smoothly and everybody realizes that the smooth working in your absence is because you have trained everyone as a team to work so well. If there is a problem or two while you’re gone, it points out how important you are to their process.

If there are problems while you’re on vacation and you’re always on the phone trying to fix them, you lose sight of the fact you’re supposed to be out exploring new things. If your company is on the phone talking to you all the time, they assume that that’s just part of healthy work-life. The company then loses sight of exactly how important you are. And you do not want to spend the rest of your time at that company being underappreciated and pestered continually.

Of course, this is just one person’s thought pattern. You have to try what you feel you need to do, starting in small doses to see how well it works, or not.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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