Do you need a check-in-free vacation?


When’s the last time you took a real vacation? One when you weren’t constantly checking in just to “stay on top of things” while you were away from work?

When’s the last time you felt like you finished everything that you wanted or needed to?

When’s the last time you felt caught up enough to focus on the big-picture aspects of your job instead of the day-to-day trench work?

What if you could free-up the time you need to do something bigger?

You are responsible for teams, departments, or entire companies, yet you’re bogged down doing things you believe no one can do but you. And until you let go of that belief, it will be your reality. You will remain bogged down when you really want to be doing bigger things for your department, your career, your company and your life.

You can’t reach out for new things when your arms are full.

The good news is you don’t have to just drop everything. You can hand some of it over to someone else.

Last month, I wrote about how I do things for other people—being a stunt double, if you will. This month, I’m adding another dimension to that concept—thinking for other people.

I’m not talking about artificial intelligence, here. This is way better. I’m talking about a real human being (me) who has been taught, trained and trusted by my clients to do some of their thinking for them. As a result, they’ve offloaded more and more of their heavy lifting to me, freeing their time for things that (truly) only they can do.

How does that happen? How does someone think for someone else? I know it sounds too good to be true, almost like magic, but it’s actually very logical. Here’s how it works:

  • I look for and identify predictable patterns in your preferences.
  • I learn to follow your logic and thought processes.
  • I learn what you do and do not like.
  • I understand your motivations.
  • I anticipate your questions and objections.

Already, two of my clients have taken virtually check-in-free vacations over the past few months by entrusting me to stand in for them on open projects. I made decisions on their behalf, and kept things moving while they were away, freeing them to focus on other things.

What’s the next big thing on your list? That thing that never gets done because you’re distracted by other projects? If you’re tired of being stuck and you’re truly ready to make a change, let’s talk. There is room on my plate for what doesn’t fit on yours.

If not now, when?

503.325.4485 or [email protected].

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