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390: Schedule a Recurring Sabbatical

By Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson

I started taking off every seventh week in 2014 as a sabbatical. The only reason I followed through with it is because I told people I was going to do it. I was public about the fact that I was going to try out this sabbatical idea I had. Committing publicly is actually what got me to follow through with taking a sabbatical (I might not have otherwise). Sabbaticals are the topic of my next book. My next book is called Seventh Week Sabbatical. I was writing the book offline, but I thought, "You know what? If I get hit by a bus, I want at least part of these ideas to be out there." So I decided to write the book in public on a new website at sabbatical.blog (there's also a separate email newsletter there if you want to get notified of updates). My mission: By 2047, I want every company in the world to pay their employees to take off every seventh week as a sabbatical. In today's episode, I share a clip of an interview I did with Brent Weaver on his podcast, The Digital Agency Show, where we talked more about sabbaticals and preventing burnout (spoiler: Brent committed to scheduling his sabbatical on the recording!). If you want to hear the full conversation, you can check out his podcast for more.

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