The question is not so much whether you should bring a laptop versus a tablet or another form of device when going on a business trip, but more about whether you should bring a computer at all when you’re trying to take a break away from work.
With internet marketing, that means preparing all of the emails that will go out in advance, your content, as well as possibly some of the things when you come back so that there is no drop in income when you’re away.
My friend argued that it was better just to do what you can without going crazy, bring the laptop, and handle a few things while you’re away because that’s one of the beauties of internet marketing, that you can do it from anywhere.
He founded The Pro Coach System, and said that one of the best ways for entrepreneurs to become productive is to book a non-refundable one week vacation every quarter.
Why? Because the threat of the approaching vacation becomes an incentive in itself to get things done. Then when you go on your vacation don’t bring your laptop, don’t bring your usual distractions.
I subscribed to this school of thought for many years, and my vacations became a motivating factor. However, because I often took trips lasting longer than one week, it became necessary to bring the laptop on those trips.
Now, after all these years, my personal position is very different.
That’s a completely different position than I previously had, because before I was always thinking about maintaining the same level of productivity, even when I was not physically at my desk.
Many times I took time off but had scheduled so many emails and projects in advance that it appeared as if I were just at home. Nobody knew that I was, in fact, traveling to a tropical or exotic destination.
Let’s be honest, it’s a source of stress even if you’re just occupied for thirty minutes to an hour a day doing work-related emails. It will occupy your mind for the rest of the day, and you won’t be able to unwind.
It’s better, in my opinion, to get all of the work done before hand and not have to deal with it.
At some point I decided to really unwind and spend the last two weeks of the trip without working at all; this became my true vacation.
What will happen if you let yourself truly relax is that you will return rejuvenated. This will, in turn, increase your productivity as well as your income. The purpose of a vacation is to get a break from work and return reinvigorated.
Now, it’s also possible to take an extended trip of several months, such as a relocation trip to escape the winter, and in these cases bringing the laptop would make sense.
However, even when I do take such a trip, I plan for at least the last two weeks of the trip to be a pure vacation.
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