Unplugging from the Matrix

I will be on vacation next week, so this will be my last post until I return.

plug pulled out of an outlet

I don’t know about you, but periodically I need to unplug. I sent an e-mail to my direct reports today and told them I will not be checking e-mail. If they have an emergency, they can call my cell phone. Otherwise, I am offline for the next week.

If you are about to take a vacation, I would urge you to do the same thing. Your people can survive for a week without you. In fact, you might just discover that they actually get more done without your constant meddling! (All of my people are nodding “yes!”)

We are headed to the beach with the family and several of our friends. I am going to spend the week reading, writing, and enjoying the people I love most. I can’t wait.

In the meantime, you can take a vacation from me. Hopefully, I will come back with a charged battery and more energy.

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  • Gail Hyatt

    All I can say to being “unplugged” is, “Woo Hoo!!!”
    Your wife and fellow vacationer!

  • Lindsay Terry


    Have a wonderful time!

    Will look forward to your return.


  • http://www.miriguy.com Chee Kui

    Yea, it is always a good idea to do something else other than what you normally do, as in daily routine to get inspired ;)

    Hope you come back with great stories to be shared with us.

  • http://www.businesssanityblog.com Susan Martin

    Hi Mike,

    I just discovered your blog and am happy I did!

    As a business coach who deals with burnt out business owners and executives, (and someone who traveled down that road myself)I know first-hand how important it is to “un-plug”. Without it, how can you really relax and have a fresh perspective when you return?

    By the way, so glad everything turned out well for your daughter.

  • http://www.michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt


    I’m glad you commented, so that I could discover your blog!