I had a list of things I wanted to share with you, but then I went on vacation 🌴☀️🏖🍹…

Going into last week, I had a plan of emails, Instagram posts, and IGTVs and Lives that I was going to share with you…

But then…

I had to get ready to leave for vacation.

If you’re like me, then you think you can do a lot more in the hours of the day than is actually possible…

Or reasonable for that matter.

When I woke up last Saturday morning, I realized that I had to prioritize packing – because, for me, packing is always a debacle that takes me 3 days and 6 hours.

I’m like my dad that way, haha!

With that, I had to put aside my plan for the 3 emails, 2 Instagram posts, and 1 IG Live/TV I had on the skillet to prepare.

Instead, I had to prioritize packing and last minute tasks to complete for our team before we left for Puerto Vallarta last Tuesday AM, so that they had what they needed to help us continue to run our business while we were away.

Vacation and taking a break from the stress of 2020 was/is ESSENTIAL.

With our business pivot to Business Coaching last December, I’ve been in constant work mode this year and have not taken a break to decompress from:

  • Our business pivot
  • Learning in January that my 81 year old dad has prostate cancer (he’s doing excellent, btw!)
  • Quarantine and COVID
  • Losing our 18 month old Frenchie pup Bruno to terminal cancer

Honestly, it’s been tough to disconnect since we’ve been here, but finally, 3 days after we arrived, last Friday, I was able to kick off an official relaxation with a 2pm happy hour start time.

One thing I‘ve learned since we’ve escaped the COVID crazy for the first time since quarantine is that the government and media is instilling fear in us and leading us to believe that everyone is infected with this “plague”.

Although PVR was not our first choice… normally we head to the Big Island Hawai’i for our annual summer vacation but we had to cancel it due to COVID quarantine restrictions on Hawai’i…

HOWEVER, we’re not complaining at all, AND…

It’s been a breath of fresh air to enjoy life like “normal” for the first time in 7 months – it was a much needed reset and renewed perspective.

Are you scared or fed up with all the BS? Please share, I want to know!


Sending you vibes of positivity and abundance!



p.s. The next session of EmpowerU Business Academy starts in September and enrollment opens next week! If you want to be the first to know when enrollment opens, then get on the waitlist ==> HERE <== 

Spots are limited to 15 coaches and there are 13 spots left and we have not even, opened up enrollment yet!

We expect these 13 spots to go quickly. Get on the list to apply early and reserve your spot!


Artemis Scantalides
Founder & Owner
EmpowerU Online Coaching
I Am Not Afraid To Lift® Workshops
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