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

got to my office at 10 am.


That was after exercising (you don’t look this good by accident), watering the garden and eating breakfast outside on the back deck.

Tomorrow, my wife and I are taking the day off to go biking in Rhode Island.

The way I look at it, if you’re going to choose the uncertainty and occasional terror that comes with working for yourself, you ought to balance it with the freedom to come and go as you please that “the jobbed” don’t enjoy.

And by the way, you are entitled to start that balancing the day you begin working for yourself.

If you think you have to wait until you achieve some vague and arbitrary level of “success,” you’ll miss a lot of days out on the bike path.