40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #27

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soulmate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip became known as the ‘Freedom Trail’.

While on the Freedom Trail, I journaled every day and ended each entry with a leadership moment/lesson.

Leaders know when to rest and conserve their energy

After the volume of travelling over the past few weeks, today was the day we stopped and rested!

So, a lazy morning, watching the sun come up and eating breakfast by the lakeshore, was followed by a visit to the local Rite Aid pharmacy.

That was an excellent place to buy the bits and pieces we needed, and the staff were friendly and helpful! It had everything we were after, and well-laden, we headed back to our cabin.

The rest of our day was taken up with reading, travel blogging, lazing on the beach enjoying the sun, and Skyping a few folks and catching up with the family news. I have four sisters and a brother, plus our son and his wife, so there was plenty to hear about, given we’d been away nearly four weeks!

Later in the afternoon, we strolled by the lake shore and admired a beautiful sunset, before heading to Appleby’s for dinner. We love that restaurant chain, where the food is quality and great value, and the staff are amiable and enthusiastic.

Our quiet day set us up well for further adventures the following day when we planned to visit the ghost town Bodie and to Mono Lake. More of that in my next blog post on the Freedom Trail.

[Tweet “Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting, period. Never do anything else. – Martha Beck”]

As always, I welcome your comments and dialogue. I also wish you an entertaining and enlightening experience of this series of posts.

Thank you for reading.

Leaders know when to rest and conserve their energy, and also when to plough on irrespective!

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