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The “Break” Is Not a Luxury

Why do you think that all major strenuous sports activities have breaks? They don’t call them “breaks,” but that is exactly what they are.

Baseball players break every three outs. Football players have half times and timeouts. Basketball players also have a half time. Hockey players need even more rest as they have three periods. Tennis players sit down every once in a while to wipe their brows and to take a swig of Gator Aid.

It is for this exact reason why the idea of a vacation was introduced to people. I suppose you can toss in the weekend under this same concept as well. Eight hours of sleep and an occasional power nap also qualify as legitimate breaks in the action.

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Are you getting the picture?

It is not a luxury to take a break. It is a necessity if you want to stay at the top of your game. This goes for you and it goes for me. Getting away from your day-to-day environment long enough to recharge, refresh, and reorganize needs to be scheduled into your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly business plans.

Professionals appreciate the need to pause, collect, and refresh. Amateurs continue slugging it out until they look up and cry, “Uncle.”

Mike Marchev

Mike Marchev freely shares his experiences, strategies and observations with travel professionals in an effort to keep them on top of their game. For a complimentary copy of his 12-Word Marketing Plan send him an email at

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