You are Virtual Assistant and have big plans for the future? Tired of just sitting in front of your PC? Here are seven good reasons to first build a community and then organize a workation.
The term “Workation” is becoming more and more popular. Professional training in combination with a relaxing holiday promises to be a successful concept. If you don’t know anything about it yet, take this article as an opportunity to change it.
Nadine Schlüter has already done it, she has left Germany and is now organising workations abroad. She has not regretted this step so far. If you would like to do the same, you don’t have to leave your country necessarily. A workation usually doesn’t last longer than a normal holiday. However, it has some advantages. Below are seven good reasons to start by building a community and then visit or even host a workation.
LEARNING IS FUN
Learning doesn’t have to be boring or exhausting. If you see it differently, this is your chance to rethink. A workation is fun because it takes place in a relaxing environment. The participants are motivated to deal with professional topics they enjoy. It is also about pursuing goals and dreams.
THE FUTURE IS TODAY
Who doesn’t know the way in which we keep moving things that are important to us? In the present there is too little time, too few resources, too little opportunity to deal with what we should have done long ago. Anyone can take a workation as an opportunity to finally get serious and make dreams come true.
During a workation you meet many like-minded people who can enrich you with their experiences. An exchange helps to adapt one’s own expectations, to collect information, to avoid mistakes and to receive valuable insider tips.
CONTACTS ARE HELPFUL
Workations often help to establish professional contacts. You get to know the participants in a relaxed atmosphere and take part in the same leisure activities. This way one learns a lot about each other and meets in a more trusting way than it would have been the case, for example, in an office.
It is not uncommon to find employees for one’s own company during a workation or conversely, to be asked for as an employee. Finally, during this mixture of work and vacation, it quickly becomes clear which skills the fellow travellers have and with whom they harmonize well.
An additional reason for a workation is the option to get acquainted. For example, if you have certain areas of expertise that other Virtual Assistants do not have, they may be able to refer potential customers to you. Another possibility is a cooperation or the possibility to advertise on the platform of others.
RELAXATION AND BUSINESS
Last but not least, the advantage of a holiday atmosphere for further vocational training should be emphasised once again. You will notice that you feel very different from what you might normally feel in a professional context. The new environment, the distance to everyday life, carefully selected leisure activities ensure that your professional life can be approached with joy and inner peace. This not only creates a special quality in terms of your own well-being, it also increases performance and ensures a more positive approach to challenges.
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