H is for Holidays

Being an entrepreneur or business leader can be very stressful – late nights, early mornings, around-the-clock communication. But no matter how testing, trying or time consuming things are, we should all make time for holidays. Anyone who doesn’t will burn out. 

Richard Branson's A to Z of Business: H is for Holidays

Having a busy career doesn't mean that you can't live your life to the fullest. It’s important to prepare for the demands of the everyday, but it’s equally as crucial to enjoy life.

I take most of August off each year to spend time with my family and friends, and relax, recuperate and reenergise. It’s amazing what a holiday can do for the mind, body and soul. Holidays are a key part of ensuring our health and happiness. That’s why we introduced an unlimited leave policy at Virgin Management – so our teams can best manage their own workloads and wellbeing.

Richard Branson hammock

Richard Branson hammock

Businesses should always encourage their teams to enjoy some downtime and take holidays. Across more than 50 years in business, I’ve learned one thing to be absolutely true: if you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your business.

Richard Branson walking on the beach

Richard Branson walking on the beach

We should all remember to be as well as to do. Add your holidays in your work calendar as you would a meeting.

What do holidays mean to you?

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