What’s In This Episode:
Jill and Brad are continuing their series on taking time off. They discuss Thanksgiving, and neither believes that visiting family counts as a vacation. They don’t think the occasion is bad, but Brad can’t really talk about business while he’s around his family, and Jill has to explain to hers why she doesn’t eat turkey. She says that, as a vegan, sides are where it’s at anyway. And she’s making a supposedly delicious vegan pumpkin cheesecake, so maybe desserts are a close runner-up.
“Why are we encouraging working on a Saturday? Why isn’t it Small Business Wednesday?” – Jill
They then talk about Small Business Saturday, which was created by American Express to get more people to shop local … and therefore, get more of a percentage from the transaction. Jill has to admit that the marketing is clever. After all, it’s not every day small business owners get to celebrate themselves. Brad’s conflicted because it does get people to shop local, but it was created in self-interest which benefits a big corporation.
“Boredom does good things for your brain.” – Brad
Jill and Brad then discuss the top 5 ways taking time off makes you a better person:
- Your stress levels go waaaaay down and you’re less anxious about your business.
- It allows you to step back, see the big picture, and see what’s working (or not).
- Travel allows you to learn things about other cultures and see how they run their businesses.
- You start to realize that social media is maybe not the best habit to have. (By the way, check out this TED talk about Facebook being a dystopia)
- And then everyone will do THIS…
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