For the first time in many years, the Italian and I took a break. A real break. We spent a couple of weeks in Europe to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, and pretty much unplugged for almost all of it.

It was wonderful.

I can’t tell you how much benefit we got from taking time out of our business and daily routine. I got to reflect on my business journey, goals for the immediate and long term future, and of course, a few personal goals too.