I’m on vacation this week and it might be hard to believe (or not), but unwinding is hard for me. This (short) blog is about what I find most relaxing, how it’s different from the world’s definition and what I’m doing about it.


If you asked most people for their idea of “relaxing,” it wouldn’t involve work, effort or exercise. However, I find all of those things “relaxing” because for me, the most peaceful thing in this world (outside of faith) is knowing that I’m pushing the ball forward, getting better and becoming the person that I know I can be. The tension between what the world expects from me on vacation and what I want (for me) has always been a difficult one to navigate.

This year I’ve found a good balance and I’m in a good routine. I’ve been “sleeping in” until around 6:00am, grabbing some coffee, sitting in the sauna, working out and taking some time to write before unplugging and being present with family for the rest of the day (I’ve even caught a few fish). I have the best clients in the world and the space that they’ve encouraged me to take has been well…. encouraging (and appreciated). I’m grateful for this time and also excited to get back into the swing of things in the coming week.


That’s it for this quick vacation blog as we remain on track for 52 blogs this year! Before I get back to my version of relaxing, let me leave you with quote that’s been on my mind as of late – I hope it resonates with you!

“Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.”

Václav Havel

Go venture.

Joe Rinaldi

IG: @joearinaldi

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