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Episode #269 10 Strategies To Prepare Your Next Vacation, For Entrepreneurs And Business Owners


On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast


In the working world, what happens when you go on vacation, or take a holiday, for an extended period of time? In this episode, Dr. Huntley shares 10 strategies she implements to help her prepare for a vacation. When you’re on holiday, you don’t want to be juggling ill-prepared, work-related issues or spending your time putting out fires. The key to a relaxed vacation lies in taking the time to prepare before you leave. From breaking down her to-do list to why you should schedule clients for after your return, Dr. Huntley hopes her strategies will help listeners —whether entrepreneurs, consultants, or leaders — better plan for their vacations. Don’t miss out, tune in now!


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Conversation Highlights


  • Dr. Huntley shares some of her favorites/ highlights from her recent vacation in Hawaii.

  • She shares 10 strategies on how to prepare for two weeks of vacation.

  • How she breaks down her to-do lists.

  • What needs to happen before you go on vacation and what can wait.

  • What she automates to help with a smooth rollout while away.

  • Why you should clarify the difference between an emergency versus a true emergency.

  • Scheduling clients for after the vacation and why it helps.

  • Why you shouldn’t hit the ground running when you return from vacation.

  • How being disciplined in delegation helps you stay off the hamster wheel.

  • Why it's okay when things go undone.

  • Being relaxed on vacation is a decision.

  • Why she chose to support two of her clients even while on vacation.


“When you are ready to go on that break, decide to let go. It really is okay. Let [your team] show up for you.” — Dr. Huntley


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