I encourage the coaches I work with to schedule their vacations and downtime FIRST...then schedule the rest of the season around that.
Here are some typical responses. (I'm wondering if you can relate?)
THE NON-COMMITTAL COACH
- "Are you joking?"
- "I can't commit to that. There are way too many things that might come up."
- "You're kidding, right?!"
THE 'IF THEN' COACH
- "If we do well enough this season, then I'll see if I can take some time off."
- "If we sign three recruits this fall, I'll schedule something in the spring."
- "If I can keep my assistant coach here for another season, I'll make sure to get that in."
- "I can't do it right now. I don't have any bandwidth to think about that right now."
- "I promise I'll schedule my vacation 'later'."
- "I'll find time for some rest...as long as nothing else important comes up."
IT'S PART OF OUR CULTURE
If you have a hard time taking vacation, you're not alone. The majority of Americans don't use their hard-earned vacation time. In 2015, 55 percent of Americans combined to leave 658 million vacation days unused. (GfK KnowledgePanel®)Read More