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

have been unemployed for 22 years.


Friday, June 23, 2000, was the day I quit my job.

I took the weekend off to relax and recharge.

Then, bright and early on Monday morning ... I took the next month off.

It’s tempting to jump right into things. But what I have found over 22 years is that the best ideas come from stepping back, not from running faster.

I’m no scientist (clearly), but I’ve noticed that my phone recharges a lot more quickly when I shut it down. Your brain works the same way.