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YOU NEED A VACATION! Author’s Unusual Book Proves It
Americans are working more and more hours and taking fewer and fewer vacations, leading to stress, burnout and health challenges. Among the list of developed countries, the U.S. now ranks near the bottom when it comes to the average number of paid vacation days taken per year, with a staggeringly low average of just 13 days.
Even worse, one survey stated that 88 percent of Americans carry electronic devices while on vacation to communicate with work!
Available for interviews to shine a light on this highly obscure problem in America is Chris Brady, humorist, leadership guru and author of the new book, A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation.
In the book, Brady relates his own personal story, explaining how he had lost his passion for excellence, was finding himself snapping at people, and was becoming annoyed at situations that would normally not even bother him.
Then, he realized he had gotten away from his own well-proven formula for what he calls “strategic sabbaticals”: intentionally scheduled breaks of various durations taken with the express purpose of keeping himself sharp and fully engaged in life.
So, he took a vacation to Italy. And the result?
Within one year, he relocated his family home to another state as he had long dreamed of doing, founded a multimillion-dollar company with several of his best friends, and wrote a best-selling book!
“Most people don't think of vacation as an art form,” says Brady, “but it is. A proper vacation should be more than rest—it should bring restoration. Living a fulfilling life that matters only happens with specific intent. And learning how to stay sharp and ‘in the zone’ is a very important, strategic part of that.”
Get more insight into this undeniable fact about work and vacation, all told through the lens of one highly acclaimed and entertaining book. Call Special Guests now to arrange an interview with author Chris Brady.
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ABOUT CHRIS BRADY:
Chris Brady has one of the most unique resumes, including experience with a live bug in his ear, walking through a paned-glass window, chickening out from the high-dive in elementary school, destroying the class ant farm in third grade, losing a spelling bee on the word “use,” jack-hammering his foot and sinking his snowmobile in a lake.
Chris is an avid motorized adventurer, world traveler, humorist, community builder, soccer fan and dad.
As an author, Chris co-wrote the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Weekly, USA Today, and Money Magazine best-seller LAUNCHING A LEADERSHIP REVOLUTION, as well as several other acclaimed books on leadership and success. He is among the World’s Top 30 Leadership Gurus and his blog at www.chrisbrady.com has been recognized several times as a top management and leadership resource.
Chris and his wife, Terri, have four children and live in North Carolina and Florida.
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