Back from the beach

I spent the last 5 days on vacation for a destination wedding.

Still wanted to get an update out this week, albeit a bit shorter, but let’s jump in:

Update and story of the week

I left for Mexico last Thursday to this Tuesday, so didn’t get a ton of work done. I took a lot of the time to relax and enjoy the breach/weather, while keeping up-to-date on emails each day, and making sure clients/conversations were still moving forward.

I’m a big proponent of making sure to take the time off/rest that you need, but also take an 80/20 approach by still checking email a few times a day to make sure certain things don’t come to a complete stop.

For example, if I’m in talks with a prospective client and we have some back-and-forth going, I don’t want to pause that convo for 5+ days because I’m away. So I still spent some time each day on email and client communication.

That being said, it was certainly nice to unplug for a good chunk of it, while also taking some time to clear my head and think about our upcoming goals with some peace and quiet.

I’m excited for the months ahead…

Key takeaway

Take intentional breaks.

In my case, we were invited to a destination wedding and it also lined up with a long weekend here in Canada. So it made it easy to turn that into a quasi-vacation and rest/recharge.

Now I’m ready to get back in action at 150%.


Right before the trip I finished reading Driven: How to Succeed in Business and in Life by Robert Herjavec. While I really enjoy most books written by successful entrepreneurs, I didn’t love it.

I think the key reason was because it was written a bit more like a textbook than an autobiography, and he didn’t share much of his story – which I find to be the most entertaining part of these kinds of books. Definitely learned some things, but not in my upper echelone of business biographies.

For those who don’t know, I also use my vacations to get back into my first (reading) love – fantasy and fiction. While I normally read business and personal development now, I grew up loving Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Game of Thrones, etc. etc.

So when I go on holiday, I prefer to indulge.

This may be of zero interest to any of you if you don’t like fantasy/fiction, but I’m almost done reading The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty, and it’s pretty great.

I wouldn’t call it high fantasy like LOTR, has more of a Name of the Wind vibe if you like Patrick Rothfuss (another awesome read), with a Middle Eastern kind of twist. Highly recommended (and I think there’s a 2nd book in the series which I may have to hunt down).

Recent Content

Slow week on the content side due to travel, but I’ve been making sure to keep pumping out Youtube Shorts from recent podcast episodes – make sure you’re subscribed to me here!

That’s it for me – have a great week, join here to get these updates right to your inbox each week, and keep grinding.

– Josh

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