I was in London recently for the weekend – having arranged to meet my sister and go out for dinner. As she lives on the south coast and we live in the East Midlands, we decided to book a nice Hotel with our respective partners and make a weekend of it. I hadn’t quite planned what happened next.
Christmas and annual holidays share one thing in common –
they are usually the only time that busy people get to slow down, take stock of
life and spend quality time with their families. Inevitably, many people reflect
upon life and decide that they aren’t quite living their dream life.
Quite a few years ago, I worked with an interim consultant who told me a story about when they went on a fly/drive holiday to the US. After traveling from London Heathrow to Las Vegas, they picked up their hire car and headed off out into the desert. The plan was that they would make their way around Nevada, Arizona etc. take in some of the sights, such as the Grand Canyon, and generally take in that part of the world.
At the time they had a really high pressure job, lots of demands on their time and were constantly either on the phone/email.