Did you go on holidays? In a previous article, we discussed the benefits of taking some time off, especially to stimulate new ideas. The thing is: How will you manage to convert a great idea into an actual project? Especially when sandy beaches and cocktail are replaced by concrete walls and coffee… Well, we thought about it and decided to give you a helping hand. Hope you enjoy the read!
The first step to realize an idea is to give it a tangible form. Either it’s a written note, a voice record or even a scribble drawing, the idea is engraved and reviewed by your brain during the process. Regarding the importance of note taking, Richard Branson – Founder of Virgin Group wrote “I can’t tell you where I’d be if I hadn’t had a pen on hand to write down my ideas (or more importantly, other people’s) as soon as they came to me”.
Try to keep this habit of recording whatever comes to your mind even during vacation. It’s fun and it might help free up your brain for new ideas!
Keep Up With Industry News
The major problem of holidays (especially when you’re gonna take a long one) is the disruption of your information feed. It’s a waste of time to spend days or even weeks after vacation reviewing news!
However, since you’re on vacation, give yourself a break by reading relevant blogs and/or listening to business podcast instead of brain-wrecking industry analysis. For more details, how about taking a look at our Useful Reads for when Summer turns to Storm, featuring essential blogs and books we believe will help any digital entrepreneur broaden his vision and critical thinking.
Stay in Touch with your Team
A quick phone call and/or message with your deputy can help you sleep better at night. By this, we don’t mean hours of conference calls but small talks on your unexpected inspiration and how the team is doing. It’s a good way to secure your team that you’re on board for any possible problems as well as to prepare them for the development of your next great idea.
Plan a Buffer Day
Don’t expect to get off the plane at 7 am and work at 9 am at full productivity. Come home one day earlier and be prepared that half of your first day at work is spent on updating the team and filtering emails. However, you can also take advantage of this period to cool down, review your note, rearrange all ideas and think about a way to organize your team around new projects.
What do think about our suggestions? What is your “back to work” routine? Tell us in the comment section!