The key to success is to make your vocation your vacation

This holiday phrase is not mine, is from the American writer and comedian Mark Twain. And I subscribe to 100%.

Not long ago, I found a fantastic definition of "vocation· I used it on the blog Soymimarca:  I think that purpose and vocation go hand in hand. And if you don't, notes that wonderful definition of vocation that of Philosophy Professor Roger Eberz (University of Dubuque): 

Vocation is one's answer to a call from beyond oneself to use its strengths and gifts to make the world a better place through service, creativity and leadership.

If you're short on time, I invite you to see this summary in a minute: 

Lucky enough to vacation every day

I confess., I'm a lucky person: every day I make holidays. My definition of vacation is not the classic "escape". For me vacation is the moments of disconnection provide us the energy to follow.

If you disconnect 30 days in a row a year, in an "escape", energy charges for three months, and that's why the rest of the season is very uphill.

That's why my formula allows for a continuous flow of energy. I wake up early in the morning (6Am) and I spend an hour and a half walking with my mind blank. It doesn't matter if music plays through my headphones or it's time for the news: my mind does its own.

I always remember the things I have on the agenda of the day and think about the easiest way to manage them. I also think about what I'm going to write about over the weekend., And when the time comes, I have plenty of ideas. And most of all, waking dream in a very particular mind game that might thus headline "what if...".

Holidays and vocations

Continuing with mark Twain's idea, my vocations give me those dream moments, liberation. Some practice mindfulness, others meditation, others disconnect it with sport, others with music.

I think we should fight for those moments of inner dialogue, that little mental break. Being alone for a while a day nourishes the spirit and allows those beautiful moments of vacation.

Selfish for a few minutes

Let's dedicate those minutes to us, to clear the tensions, to give up projects that don't contribute, toxic people.

I read on the blog Daniel Molina the following: 

We have been given the idea that, if we slow down, and we are dedicated to our well-being, it's typical of irresponsible people. But it's quite the opposite. To properly carry out our daily or work activities we have to be well, both moodily and physically. And this is achieved by physical rest and disconnecting the mind.

Let's do our best to make our work vocational

Excuse this simple rhyme: if we make our work vocational, it will be holiday, since it will relax us to think that we are on the right boat, and that our day-to-day will be working to improve the capes, the candle and, in short, navigation.

A hug from those moments of vacation!

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About me Guillem Recolons

Convinced that everything leaves a mark, I help companies better connect with their stakeholders through personal branding programs (personal brand management) and employee advocacy (programs of branded internal ambassadors).

Soymimarca Partner, Integrates Personal Branding and The Human Branding, I also collaborate with Ponte en Valor, Brandergizers, MoreThanLaw, Noema Consulting, AdQualis and QUIFER Consultants.

I participate in various programs at IESE, ISDI and EAE, UPF's Social Media Graduate and UVIC, among others. Collegiate advertising, Master in Marketing. Humanities Degree Student.

My advertising DNA comes from 20 years in agencies: Time/BBDO, J.W.T., Bassat Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Altraforma and TVLowCost among others.

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