I was on holiday recently which transitioned into a period of sickness, as coincidentally, I went down with malaria during the holiday, which must be connected to a previous trip to the children’s centre in Kenya earlier this year or even before. The doctors are certainly confused, and I have been extremely frustrated with my normal abundant energy being removed from me as my ravaged red blood cells recover.
Any holiday certainly gives time for reflection, which is why I have always ensured I have had plenty of time out. Apart from anything else others within the business have to pick up what I normally do, which can only have a positive effect on growth for the future. I remember talking to a supplier at our last Supplier Conference (next one coming up 6-7th July this year by the way) who seemed to enjoy telling me he hadn’t had a holiday in 10 years. Something has gone badly wrong there, I would suggest. (more…)