The School of Internet Marketing Instructor Jonathan Goodman on the Importance of Vacations

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President of Halyard Consulting, Jonathan Goodman, talks candidly about why it is important for entrepreneurs to step back and take a break.

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This is why we're here. We're here to enjoy life. ~ Jonathan Goodman

Professor at The School of Internet Marketing and President of Halyard Consulting, Jonathan Goodman, talked about recently returning from a week's vacation and made that the focal point for his podcast on July 22nd, 2013. During his main topic feature, Goodman spoke about the importance of taking a vacation even when work is continuing to pile up.

"This is why we're here. We're here to enjoy life." – Jonathan Goodman

Goodman talked about the issues that plague many entrepreneurs who run their own businesses. First, there is the problem with getting important work caught up to prepare for the vacation. It can often seem as if it is not worth it when so much has to get done. Then, there is the problem of wading through overflowing inboxes and returning calls once the vacation is over to catch up on what has gotten behind. However, according to Goodman, the extra work that a vacation causes is worth the time one allows for de-stressing during the actual time off.

Goodman further advised against waiting until retirement to enjoy a vacation, which is often the mindset of busy business owners and other career-minded people. The time spent away from work is necessary to rejuvenate for the hectic times. Even working vacations such as conferences and seminars do not count as true time off. Instead of looking at vacations as time spent away from a business, it should be seen as an essential part of running a business to keep one's focus and mind alert.

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About The School of Internet Marketing

The School of Internet Marketing allows business owners to take control of their web presence in order to develop new leads and customers for just $47 per month. The School works to empower business owners with the understanding that a little education can go a long way. It offers a variety of 100% web-based courses for small business owners wanting to learn how to market their business online. Visit to learn more.

About Jonathan Goodman

Jonathan Goodman is a professor at The School of Internet Marketing and the President of Halyard Consulting. He started his career over 20 years ago at the dawn of the Internet age producing websites for Fortune 500 companies. He holds an MBA, an MS, and a BFA. Halyard Consulting is an Internet marketing firm, exclusively focused on WordPress development and search optimization. Jonathan is also the author of the well-received book The World of Internet Marketing and has a weekly podcast by the same name.


James Martell, VP Business Development
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Phone: (604) 535-6352
Email: james(at)theschoolofinternetmarketing(dot)com

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