I can recall a golf coach giving me advice that didn’t make sense to me at the time. His advice was to relax, stop over thinking, and just let the club do the work…What? My mode of operation has always been brute force. He was right…and whenever I hit the ball long and straight I retraced my steps and his advice was correct.
Business is the same in many ways. We often push too hard, we talk instead of listen, we don’t focus on the things that matter to win deals…sometimes we just need to step back and take a break. S0, I took last week off and stopped thinking so much and you know what, it worked, and business was fine.
Step back every once in a while and take a break. It does wonders for you personally and professionally.