The Power of YOLO.

Invoking the power of YOLO

I had lunch with a friend yesterday, and she shared her hesitation about taking a trip to Eastern Europe—something she has always wanted to do. She needs to take a break from her work as a private investigator, but, like many people in business, has doubts about investing the time and money in a vacation like this.

She told me that when she shared her concern with her son, he texted back 4 letters—just 4.

And here they are: YOLO. You Only Live Once.

Those 4 words have finally sparked her decision to go.

They also inspired me to take the Mediterranean cruise I always dreamed of taking. I am heading out later this year.

Workplace confidence is not just about feeling good about what you do for a living. It’s also about having the confidence to take a break to enjoy the life you’re working for.

When we take time to let go and relax, we come back stronger, with a fresher perspective and healthier attitude. We feel like we have taken care of our needs. Vacation helps us feel renewed, and we return a lot more productive than if we had never left.

Remember, you only live once.

Do you live to work, or work to live?


Copyright 2014 Michelle Kerrigan

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