Archive for January, 2020

Plan a Working Vacation

Everyone is familiar with taking a vacation. Giving yourself time away from work to focus on you. What that means is going to be unique to you. It can be travel or spending time with family. It’s therapeutic and reinvigorating.

In each of the past 4 years, I’ve used a portion of my vacation days to take a ‘working vacation’. The concept is the same, taking some time away from work to focus on you. The difference is that a working vacation has a personal goal in mind. It can be learning a new skill or working on a personal project. It’s also therapeutic and reinvigorating.

My 2019 working vacation goal was to become a Salesforce Certified Application Architect. It’s something that I didn’t have time to do because of the work-related responsibilities that take up my time. I took a working vacation and completed 4 certifications over the course of 1 week.

Salesforce Certification List

We’re now in the 1st week of 2020. Take a moment to think about what you want to do this year, for yourself, not for work. What personal projects excite you? What new skill have you always wanted to learn if you only had the time? When can you start your working vacation?

Originally posted on my LinkedIn on January 4, 2020.