I remember taking vacation days in the past and constantly being interrupted by “urgent” phone calls that annoyed my family and friends who were also vacationing. At one point I was threatened with being kicked out of my foursome while playing a round of golf if I took another “work” call. Those days are over and I have balanced my work-family time to effect more piece of mind and quality time when out of the office. Recently I took time out for the family annual camping trip in the White Mountains of NH. This trip has been in the Stabile playbook for the past 15 years. As it turned out, our Board of Directors meeting had to be rescheduled.Trying to manage five extremely busy calendars was more difficult this July than in the past and everyone with the exception of myself would be available during the camping trip.
After receiving special dispensation from my boss (yes I am not afraid to say my wife calls the shots on family matters like this), I was able to virtually attend the meeting using my Viewme visual collaboration app on my LG android smart phone (FYI for you Apple people it’s also available at the iTunes App Store ). With a strict eye on containing the meeting to two hours per my commitment to family, the next hurdle was making sure I would have internet access from the White Mountains. Our destination was tucked between the Ellis and Saco rivers deep down in the valley surrounded by mother nature and many mountain tops (4G was not an option). Luckily the folks at Glen Ellis Campground maintain a wifi connection which was available for my use. The meeting looked like a go!
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