How do you all handle taking actual vacations? In my 15 years of selling, I feel like I've taken maybe one or two vacations where I was able to completely shut off. Deals don't take breaks and there are times when prospect calls or finalizing a proposal just has to get done that particular week. I hate relying on other people to do my work. Should I just throw my phone in the pool? Or continue my habit of waking up before the wife and checking emails or getting critical work done.
I just want work to disappear for at least a week without feeling the anxiety where I'm popping Xanax every day of my vacation wondering what's happening with a deal.
Does anyone else ever take a "real" vacation, and what's your approach ot making it happen?