Why I Went on Vacation During a Launch

Do you ever feel like you have a million things to do?

What am I saying—of course you do! You’re a human being, so you know what it’s like to be pulled in so many different directions that you think you’re going to rip in half.

So far, 2015 has been an insanely busy year for me with the cross-country move, renting a house, my client load doubling, and creating content for Startup In 60.

Ugh, I could use a vacation. Hmmm…

By the time you’re reading this, I’ll be boarding the Disney Dream cruise ship for a 5-day Bahamian cruise, and I may or may not have some fruity drink in my hand.

Hold up! Wait a minute, Sage!

Isn’t this launch week for Startup In 60? Why are you on vacation during a program launch? Have you lost your mind???

Well, it’s debatable whether I ever had a mind to lose in the first place, but YES, I’m on vacation during a launch. If I were a “good” coach, I’d be hustling like mad and doing a little dance while pointing people toward the “Join Now!” buttons.

Here’s how it all went down:

Last November I began designing Startup In 60 for busy women who want to start their own businesses no matter how much or how little time they have.

I thought it would be fun to incorporate my “60-second edits” that I had been using with my private clients for years. We like easy!

I was preparing for a February launch when Chris landed his dream job for the Walt Disney Company in January. Yay! That’s good, right?

Only we lived in San Francisco and his new job was in Orlando, Florida. For those of you who don’t live in the US, that’s from one coastline clear across the country to the other coast.

So we geared up for a 5-day road trip (we would never put Skyla in the baggage hold of a plane), and Startup In 60 was put off.

Many weeks later as we were finally settling in to our new home, I made an executive decision. “Startup In 60 launches the last week of April!” I declared with authority. I may have struck a pose like Wonder Woman too.

I dove back into designing the program…and then life happened again.

Chris’s job requires him to occasionally take a Disney Cruise in order to interview people on the ship about their spending habits. Such a tough job.

Of course, I get to tag along with him, which is totally amazing. Just one problem, the next cruise was smack-dab in the middle of launch week for Startup In 60.

What’s a coach to do?

I had 2 choices:

  1. Postpone Startup In 60 and go on the cruise.
  2. Stick to the launch plan and show my followers what it really means to run a business no matter how many other things you have going on.

The choice was easy.

So here I am on vacation while my launch continues online.

This is a HUGE part of what we go over in Startup In 60. Scheduling your posts in advance, preparing for the unknown, and using the limited time you have to your best advantage is what being an entrepreneur is all about.

Do you have your own business? How would you keep it running smoothly if there were a family emergency? Or if your boss sent you out of town for a week? Or if you got the flu?

Or if a fabulous cruise vacation fell into your lap? 🙂

I’ll be back in 5 days, and you can check out my vacation pics on Instagram and Facebook.

There have been mixed reports about whether I’ll have internet access in the middle of the ocean, but I’m not worried.

The Blog Party is chugging along (can’t wait to catch up on your posts!), my blog posts and social media updates are scheduled, the sales page is up, and all that’s left is for me to catch some rays…while slathering on the sunscreen.

It feels good to be living in a congruent way. Your business CAN flourish no matter how many other priorities you have in your life.

Wanna find out how? Check out Startup In 60.

Registration is now open for Startup In 60! Click here for all the details and learn how to build your business from scratch in just 60 days.

And be sure to join the Startup In 60 Blog Party to share your best time management tips.


  1. Nalana on April 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    You go, Sage! I love it! I hope you enjoy your trip and come back ready to rock the Start-Up in 60!

    • Sage Grayson on May 2, 2015 at 8:53 am

      Thanks, Nalana! It was a wonderful vacation, but I’m really looking forward to beginning the Startup In 60 program. 🙂

  2. Kerryn Hewson (Colour Your Life) on April 27, 2015 at 6:19 am

    I love that you live what you teach and show us how it can be done without apology. Enjoy your vacation! Xx

    • Sage Grayson on April 27, 2015 at 6:39 am

      Thanks, Kerryn! I’m looking forward to lying by the pool this week. Running a business is all about balance!