In February of 2005 I had no intention of checking any email on our vacation.
That was because we were on our vacation in the South Island. Now New Zealand is a set of islands, as you probably know. There’s the North Island where we live, and the South Island.
The South Island is truly breathtaking. It’s got rivers and mountains and glaciers, and there we were at Fox Glacier. Now Fox is an amazing glacier because it’s in close proximity to both the rainforest and the ocean. That’s pretty rare with a glacier, but the ice flow on Fox Glacier is also amazing. It changes as much as three meters a day, so it’s a pretty crazy place to be, and there we were walking on the glacier.
When we had done that walk, we came down to check email.
I didn’t check email for several days, and there was this little hut right next to the glacier. Yes, there’s email everywhere these days. I switched on the computer expecting nothing much, and there
it was: an email telling me that our entire membership site was non-existent.
This is the power of email. It can take a perfectly good vacation and make it an absolutely rotten one.
So how do you deal with email on vacation?
That's the podcast I’m recommending to you, today. And yes, the 15 minute format is of a perfect bite-size to listen too. If you like to read there is a transcript, divided into sub-headers that makes it hard for you to find a reason not to consume the podcast ;)”
Here we go….
#51: How Long Do You Work on Vacation?
How many hours do you work on vacation? You don't. But then what about the e-mails? How do you deal with clients? Are you supposed to just close down your business? This episode shows you how we deal with vacations at Psychotactics.
We've been going on our “three-month” vacations since 2004 and have had to work out a few “tricks”. And you can use them too—and ensure a splendid vacation, instead of just “work by the beach”.
Once you finish listening to or reading that podcast, here are the
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#53: The “Next Step” Mystery: 3 Successful Ways To Creating The Next Step Using Articles
Haven't you visited a web site and left shortly after reading an article? Why did the site fail to get you to sign up? Or why didn't you buy a product or service? The answer lies in the content of your articles and the way you structure them. Article writing is about creating a solid “next step”, so that clients follow one of three sequences.
What are those sequences? Find out in this podcast on the “next step”.
#52: Accelerated Learning: How To Incredibly Speed Up Your Skill Acquisition
How do you dramatically increase your rate of learning? And why do we get stuck when we're trying to learn a new skill? Strangely the concept of boxes comes into play. We move from beginner to
average—and then we spin in that middle box, never moving to expert level.
So how do we move to expert level? And how can we do that without instruction? Interestingly, there's an answer. Listen to the episode to find more about not just how to learn, but how to teach as well.
#48: How To Build A Cult-Like Following By Using An Adjective In Your Branding
Is it really easy to build a cult-like following for your brand? Yes, but the core of that branding lies in the “adjective”. Yes, that very same grammar lesson you had at school. When you look at the biggest and most well-defined brands in history, you find they are defined by a single word.
Let's take Volvo, for example. The word “safety” came to mind, didn't it? That's the power of the adjective. Let's learn more in
this episode of the Three-Month Vacation
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