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The Perfect Vacation for Business Growth

Is your idea of a perfect vacation hanging out by the pool and downing as many mojitos as you can?

What if, instead, you took a vacation that lead to massive growth in your business and personal life?

Today, Chris shares what the perfect vacation really looks like. 

You’ll hear how to choose the best location to be surrounded by nature, the daily routine you need to keep while you’re there, and the incredible transformation you can expect if you stick with it.

Chris has built more than a dozen successful companies and has written books that help millions of people. This is the tip he gives entrepreneurs who want to have a similar impact, be super achievers, and change their worlds for the better. Don’t miss it.

You just need to break away and do something to physically and mentally become more clear. Then take action and watch as your world transforms.

In this Episode:

  • How to choose the best spot for your best personal vacation that will give you solitude and clarity
  • The exact routine you need to keep on your vacation to physically exhaust yourself and clear your mind
  • What two lists you need to make once you’ve found that moment of clarity
  • The key distinction that makes this type of vacation the most productive one of your life
  • How taking one of these perfect vacations can help you experience more growth in every area of your life that most people experience in a lifetime

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Transcript:

For years I took a personal vacation once a year that fully recharged me and help me to be super clear on exactly what opportunities I should be taking advantage of in life.

Because so many times we get bombarded with opportunities, I have literally dozens, maybe even hundreds a week, if I’m being honest with myself. And I’m sure you do too. And it becomes very difficult at times to be clear on the best path to guarantee that we meet or exceed our targets.

Today I want to share with you how I manage those personal vacations, because they’re super powerful, and so very well worth it, and the leaders that I’ve taught this system to have all become super achievers in their lives as well.

Why You Need to Take a Perfect Vacation

For years I took a personal vacation, all by myself, once a year, and I’ve taught this to leaders in my own companies, and CEO’s in my advisory program, and every person who’s done what I’m about to share with you has come back super productive, driven more than ever, and most importantly, happy.

And you have to know that this is not a vacation to drink as many mojitos, or mai tias or margaritas as possible. It’s just not like that.

But it’s a vacation that – done right – is super powerful and will probably change everything for you, for the better, in your productivity, in your personal life and in the clarity you have surrounding everything.

Here’s the basic game plan – and this is exactly how I personally get the most out of my time – and you might decide to add or subtract something, and that’s fine, but just know that the formula I’m going to lay out for you here works.

Where You Can Go to Take Your Perfect Vacation

First, I choose a location that puts me in beautiful, natural surroundings, but in solitude.

For example, my first personal vacation was in Sedona, Arizona, right in the red rock mountains. The following year I went to a secluded part of an island, another year I went hiking in Catoosa, Tennessee, which is super secluded and beautiful.

What I’m looking for is a place that I can physically exhaust myself, be alone, and clear my head.

So when I was in Sedona, I woke up early each day, had breakfast, then chose a different mountain from the landscape. I hiked through the plains to the mountain, then hiked up to the top of the mountain which would take hours and get me physically exhausted.

Then when I was at the top of the mountain, all by myself, I would stare out into the desert until my head was clear.

Now that might not work on the first 2-3 days!

Gaining Clarity

So every day I’d stay on top of the mountain staring out and enjoying everything I saw, without any distractions. No one else was hiking around me, my cell phone was off, nothing and nobody had access to me.

And at the end of the day, right before it started to get dark, I’d hike down the mountain, through the plains, find my car, grab dinner, get a massage and get to bed so I could start the next day early too.

There’s always a breakthrough when you do this. When you’re up on the mountain, or wherever you are, secluded, and your mind becomes uncluttered, and your life becomes clear.

That might be 2, 3, 4 days of doing this.

At that point, I take out a pen and paper from my back pocket and write down what’s working in my life.

In my professional life, are my companies built on my values? Am I still excited about growing them? Am I working too much or too little to make me happy?

And in my personal life, am I feeling loved? And I giving as much love as I can? Am I happy and am I making other happy? Do I by example? Am I feeling healthy? Am I doing everything I can to be supercharged?

Generally, I make a list of what’s working in my life, and then I make a list of what’s not working.

And then I write 1 goal in each main category of my life that I am committed to achieving over the coming months.

Creating a Detailed Plan

Here’s the key distinction that makes this really work:

For the next few days, after choosing a different mountain, hiking to the top of that mountain, then clearing my head again, when I pull out that piece of paper, I create a detailed plan to achieve each of those goals.

When you do this, you’ll get completely different results than any past attempts at goal setting, because your head is now clear!

Big difference!

Big big difference when your head is clear.

Personally, every time I take a personal vacation like this, when I get back, I experience more growth in every area of my life.

More growth than most people experience in a lifetime.

I’ve built more than a dozen successful companies in the same time than most people take to built 1 or 2.

I’ve written books that have helped millions of people.

I’ve found the woman of my dream, and I’ve created such close bonds with my kids that literally mean the world to me.

And so much more, all directly related to getting clear like this.

Every day we do things that either draw us closer to our goal, or anchor us down to staleness.

These personal vacations are a tool I use, and that I teach leaders in my companies and our clients, that accelerate our results, and help us excel in both business and life.

You just need to break away and do something to physically and mentally become clear. Then take action and watch as your world transforms.

Choose the right location and follow a good game plan like the one I just laid out here, and you’ll come back more productive then you might even imagine possible.

Meet Chris Guerriero

MEET CHRIS GUERRIERO

Chris is an entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, and advisor to a handful of high growth companies.

He has built four 8-figure companies, developed winning leadership teams in six industries, and designed business systems that predictably grow multi-million dollar brands.

He’s been featured in financial periodicals such as: Success, Inc, Bloomberg TV, and in Entrepreneur as a top entrepreneurs of the time.

In addition to his own companies, Chris is also an advisor, investor and equity holder in companies across a variety of industries, including health, medical, digital advertising, legal and real estate.

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