Wednesday Quotes – Career Development – Taking a Sabbatical


Wednesday Quotes – Career Development – Taking a Sabbatical

Sabbatical; planned time spent not working. Synonyms; Breathing space, fiesta, furlough, holiday, intermission, recess, recreation, respite, rest.

  1.  It is energizing and liberating to turn down a road you have not traveled before. To reach toward what you cannot yet touch brings new passion and strength to your life. Ralph Marston
  2. Disconnect with your work self on a sabbatical, and you’ll reconnect with who you really are.  Corbett Barr
  3. It’s a time to immerse yourself in a different environment, try new things, reassess your priorities, and look at your life from a different perspectiveMarelisa Fabrega
  4. Give yourself the priceless gifts of new experiences, new skills, new knowledge and the confidence of knowing how quickly you can grow. Expand your horizons, again and again, and discover that every limit is there to be transcended.  Ralph Marston
  5. Getting away from it all might be the only way you can really reset or change course. If you continue around the day-to-day, making significant changes is tough. Taking a few months off will give you the space you need to figure things out. Corbett Barr
  6. Taking a sabbatical is the first step towards discovering whether or not I can take the leap of faith and do something fully on my own.  Do anything for a while, and it becomes increasingly harder to cut the cord. Sam Dogen
  7. Of Fortune’s best 100 companies to work for in America, 21 of them have paid-for, formal sabbatical programs. It’s a competitive advantage with regard to recruiting talent. Jaye Smith
  8. Almost everybody got back to some form of better eating and exercise, and they keep that up. And they say, “I didn’t realize what stress I was under. Now I can go back for my next five years with some balance” Rita Foley
  9. My sabbatical didn’t really recharge my batteries as I hoped it would.  Instead, the sabbatical helped realize my preference for freedom over a steady paycheck at this point in my life.  I’ve experienced what life could be like if I worked for myself and I must say that I’m extremely excited about the prospects. Sam Dogen
  10. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed in the things that you didn’t do than in the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Mark Twain

What’s your dream escape? Relaxing on a palm-studded beach? A year off to write your novel? Missionary work with the needy? Exploring ancient ruins or saving the rainforest?

Whether you’re an adventurer, a poet, a volunteer or you just need a break, Escape 101 provides you with a step-by-step system to take as much time as you need from your job, career or business, without losing ground. Escape 101: The Four Secrets to Taking a Sabbatical or Career Break Without Losing Your Money or Your Mind

New technologies and workplace pressures have extended our working days, reduced our time off, and disconnected us from our communities and societies – leading us to live our lives by rote.

Traditional “cures” for work-life imbalance, stress, boredom, and career stagnation don’t work. Vacations are too short for rest and renewal, offering but a glimpse into a world of new possibilities and beginnings. Night classes promote career growth but at the expense of stress levels and free time. Stress-reduction techniques and medication may address the symptoms of the problem but rarely the causes. Even common “work-life” solutions involving flexible working arrangements do not go far enough.

The solution to many of these problems is a planned, focused, extended break from everyday life and work – a sabbatical. This book shows how to harness the power of the sabbatical in a way that actually can enhance career and earnings prospects along with personal and spiritual factors.
Power Sabbatical: The Break That Makes a Difference

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Wendy Mason is a Life and Career Coach.  She helps people have the confidence they need to be successful at work and to change career while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at

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