Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 91: Taking a Vacation

Episode Date:Jun 6, 2023

Join Jesse P. Gilmore on Leverage for Growth as he discusses the importance of taking a vacation and the benefits it brings to entrepreneurs. Discover how stepping away from routines and reconnecting with family rejuvenates and provides a fresh perspective. Learn why breaks are crucial for personal and business growth.

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Episode Transcript

You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody this is Jesse P. Gilmore founder of Niche in Control and creator of the Leverage for Growth, welcome to the daily leverage edition.
Today’s topic is this “Taking a Vacation”. Sit back, relax and welcome to today’s daily leverage.

So this morning, I was doing my morning routine of stacking and reflecting on the family vacation I had last week with my wife and two kids.

It is our last family vacation as a family of four, as our 3rd child comes next month

It was also the first family vacation of the year

A much needed one

We had been in a build stage within the business and life for the last 9 months if not longer

It was time for a break

We had achieved what we set out to achieve and the last few weeks have been challenging to stay on

So we broke the routine

I broke the routine

It was a time for us to simply be

Be present

Be connected

Be focused on us

Be not distracted by the world around us

To sleep late

To do what we felt in the moment

To enjoy life beyond our normal routine

For me, it was rejuvenating to simply let go of everything I had been doing so that I could be present with my family

To celebrate us and how far we have come as individuals and as a family

Now, as I start my new work week, I have a fresh perspective

I have a new routine

I get the chance to look at my life and business from a new lens

In doing so, I breathe life into my present moment

I am more connected

I am more of who I aspire to be

Why is this important?

Many times as entrepreneurs, we get into cycles




All that might be helping us get to where we want to go

Or might be holding us back from achieving what we want

Sometimes we are too close to the trees to see the forest

Many times we don’t even know we need a break

Taking a break from the business seems like the world is going to come crashing down

Yet, if we don’t take a break, we will continue to face the same challenges

The same issues that aren’t resolved

The same actions that we think are helping us that are actually harming our ability to rise to the next level of what we are capable of

This is where we must make time to turn off

So that when we turn back on

We can create and design the life and business that works for us to achieve what we want to achieve

This means that we make taking a break, a vacation, a priority

Just as important as that new marketing campaign, new product design, or anything else that you are building

Sometimes you may think that you can’t afford to take a break

My thought is

You can’t afford not to


Now it is time for daily leverage.

Where in your world whether in your life or business, have you been going hard for a long time and it is time to take a much needed break?

Is it in your life with your health or body?

Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction?

Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner or kids?

Is it in your business or finances or team?

Once you have located where you have been going for too long without a break and you know what you need to change.

My question to you is this…

What are you willing and able to do about it today?

That is the end of our daily leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore and you have been listening to the Leverage for Growth podcast.

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