Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

am all alone in my building.

That’s because my office building is owned by the Boston Athletic Association – the people in charge of the Boston Marathon that was held this past Monday.

And if you think running the Boston Marathon is tiring, try running the Boston Marathon. None of them are here this week because they are taking a well-deserved rest.

During the first five years I worked for myself, I never took a vacation. I wasn’t doing well enough to believe I deserved it.

But once I started resting – deliberately and regularly – not only did I feel better, but my business improved as well.

Time off isn’t wasted time. Make sure you take some.