For some reason, I especially like taking stock of my voice-over business when I’m away from it on vacation.
As someone who’s more of a big picture thinker (acccording to some Myer’s Briggs testing I did way back when and my own self-awareness), I enjoy looking at what I’ve done, where I’m going, and what I need to work on to stay focused on my goals – reviewing to-do lists, checking-in with myself about my truest objectives, and making sure I’m on track instead of working on those Not Important/Urgent tasks that come up in a regular business day.
(I love the URGENT/NOT URGENT/IMPORTANT/NOT IMPORTANT principal, credited to President Eisenhower. Find more about it here.)
Further, while traveling, there is often “off-line” time when my family may be on their gadgets playing games, and I feel the need to be productive. Games don’t do it for me. I’d much rather be brainstorming!
If I do have WiFi, I like to do productive, but brainless, tasks. I work on cleaning out my inbox and prepare rough drafts of emails I need to send.
Not everyone would fill their time the way I do. Admittedly, getting organized is more of an obsession than a passion. However, I hope you find something useful here to do instead of, oh I don’t know, reading and relaxing…