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

got to my office late.


And I’m going home early.

It’s not that I don’t have things to do, but the normal buzz of emails, phone calls, Zoom meetings, etc., has already quieted down this week.

For the first many years that I worked on my own, I didn’t slow down, even when there was little to do.

I thought that running your own business meant working hard, all the time.

Eventually, I realized that there are quiet times and busy times, much of which has little to do with how fast I’m pedaling.

And I know from experience that as a solo professional, things can go from sleepy to crazy-busy very quickly.

So, when it’s sleepy, I sleep.