The 6 Mental Stages of An Entrepreneur Taking a Vacation

Busy Entrepreneur takes a 10-day vacation and documents the emotional phases.


Stage 1: Terror

Stage 2: Acceptance

Stage 3: Quiet

Stage 4: Questioning

Stage 5: Yearning

Days and days of mild to mediocre productivity at best have taken their toll and the intense “NEED-to-get-back-in-the-game” feeling takes over. The quiet has brought intense clarity and there is a fire to execute in a focused way.

Stage 6: Re-assimilation

Ideas and focus are clear, prioritization around big ideas is well-formed enough to jot on the hotel notepad. Now, a plan comes together for the company and I’m ready to hit the ground running.

Source: The 6 Mental Stages of An Entrepreneur Taking a Vacation

About Michael Stuart

Mike's experience in the technology industry is quite extensive, serving both as a designer of complex enterprise applications and as a corporate executive. In his previous life, Mike was founder and CEO of AssetWorks Inc. the industry leader in facility management solutions. Currently living on the Texas coast helping with digital strategies using Amplified Content Marketing.