Dr. Norman Vincent Peale talked about how a constantly bent bow will break. The bow needs pressure released to function well.

Dr. Stephen Covey extolled the seventh habit of sharpening the saw. If you saw without a break to sharpen, you work harder with less production.

In today’s technology-driven environment, I think of this same principle as clearing your cache. You know how your browser slows down, and perhaps your computer, if you don’t clear your cache?

Recently, a week-long vacation cleared my cache. With little exception, I avoided browsing in my businesses.

I discovered these 3 Reasons Vacation Positively Clears Your Business Cache:

Business Continues
While I was away, clients invested in our online coaching program. Two new coaching clients requested relationships. A meeting planner emailed asking to secure dates for a speaking engagement.

You best evaluate your business systems when you step out of them for a time. Are they dependent on your presence? Or, can business continue without you?

For your company to become all you dream of, it must do so in ways that are bigger than you. Otherwise, you simply created yourself a job.

Vacation to clear your cache and discover how business continues.

Business Creates
When you step away and clear your cache, you actually tap resources previously consumed by “daily grind” functions.

For instance, I kept trying to solve a situation with one of our companies to no avail. It was a classic case of applying the same mindset over and over. I released it while vacationing. It washed away with the tide one evening as I relaxed.

Later I walked through a room, watched a news piece, and immediately saw the solution. Now I have a handle on it, and an idea of how to grow even more.

Vacation to clear your cache and see how business creates.

Business Clears
The best outcome for me on vacation was to clear space to be more human being than human doing.

My older daughter and I saw Star Trek, a series I raised her to love. Then we went to McDonalds for a milkshake and fries, something we did every Friday when I picked her up from elementary school.

My younger daughter and I went shopping, an activity she loves. We bought three new tops and purchased nose pads for her Oakley Shields.

I got in touch again with these two incredible young women whom I love dearly. We laughed, reminisced, and just enjoyed being together.

My bow is ready. My saw is sharp. My cache is clear.

Let the game of business begin again!

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Joey Faucette is the #1 Amazon best-selling author of Work Positive in a Negative World (Entrepreneur Press), Work Positive coach, & speaker who helps business professionals increase sales with greater productivity so they leave the office earlier to do what they love with those they love. Discover more at www.ListentoLife.org.