I find that many of the most successful sales reps can detach from the outcome - follow Josh Braun on LI if you don't already to learn why.
Here's the problem though:
Its really hard to detach from an outcome if you're living paycheck to paycheck.
Detaching from the outcome gets a lot easier when you have cash to fall back on.
So here's my question:
For those of you who have a cash buffer set aside to cover slumps, how much do you set aside, and why?
Me: 1 year of expenses. Let's me sleep at night knowing I can try new things that may take a while to pay off - and, if I ever want to quit and take a break, I can do that without having to find a new job immediately