On Balance.

Life is good again. In the words of those musical maidens of the ’80’s, “Vacation…had to get away.” Sometimes, you just have to step back from the table before you get too full. It helps the food taste better the next time. I won’t bore you with the details of “what I did on my summer vacation.” But, I do want to talk about how something as simple as a little time away makes us all better.

My Grandpa Presser always used to say, “everything in moderation.” It’s a good philosophy… even if he didn’t always practice what he preached. Just ask my older siblings about the time he was hanging out of the car window singing “The Whippenpoof Song” after a particularly sozzled night at a Milwaukee Braves game. Sometimes, balance loses out to excess – at work and play. Although, I think even his occasional over-indulgence balanced out the pressures and stress of the “daily grind.” (We humans can rationalize anything.)

You’re probably wondering what my point is, right? (One of these days I’m going to try that writing method my friend Steve blogged about.) What I’m saying is that sometimes the best thing we can do for our clients is take a vacation. It helps restore balance, recharge the batteries, and make us hungry again. The creative juices begin flowing better and everything seems easier to handle. Steve says, “if the best ideas happen in the shower, a vacation is like a seven day soak.” I like that. Time to towel-off and get back to the glorious excesses of Tweedee Productions. I think I’ll start with the peanut-butter pretzels in the break room.

Dan in a happy place.

Dan in a happy place.

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