In order to effectively recharge, you need to unplug. Some industry reps shared their insight into how they’re able to take a break from the action in Repertoire’s latest healthy reps column. The following is an excerpt. To read the full article, visit www.repertoiremag.com and click on the October issue’s cover
Charlie Myers, Midland Medical Supply
When Charlie Myers attended the IMCO national convention earlier this year, he brought his wife and daughter along. “We stayed in Orlando three extra days and saw Disney World,” he says. “Afterward, we visited family in Tampa, Fla.” In all, he spent about nine days away from his customers. “It was tough,” he recalls. “Your customers are always in the back of your mind [when you vacation]. You want to leave them with enough water to fight the fires until you get back.” It helps to have a great support system, he notes. “I did check my e-mails a couple of times each day,” he admits. “But, I also was able to have my customers call our inside sales people.
“Yes, the stress is always there [when you vacation] and being away certainly makes for a busy couple of days when you return,” he continues. But it’s worth it, he says. “I like to know I can unwind on my vacation.” Taking steps to be extra organized before a vacation helps make this possible, he adds.