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Never Underestimate the Importance of Taking a Break

September 21st, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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There’s a closely guarded secret about running your business that I keep forgetting. The problem is, that no one seems to talk about it.

The problem is that sometimes, especially when the chips are down and things are moving sluggishly at best, you need to take a break.

Shut down your computer. Go read a book. Ride a bike. Watch a movie. Play video games.

Do not watch your inbox, waiting for your next PayPal or Clickbank commission to come ringing in (although this is fun. I have to eventually get around to making my little cash-register system-tray icon that “cha-chings” when money comes in – anyone interested in this?). Do not watch your server logs (yeah, I’m a super nerd, but you’d be surprised how much interesting information you can learn about how people browse your sites from this – Google Analytics just isn’t the same). Do not watch Twitter or Facebook or…

You get the idea.

That’s a nugget worth thousands, right there. And now, I’m going to take my own advice.


  1. September 21st, 2009 at 17:36 | #1

    …4 hours later, I finish the Wind Temple in the Legend of Zelda – The Wind Waker – woohoo!

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