Taking control means never taking work with you on vacation. Or giving work the opportunity to reach you on vacation. I once went away for a week on Maui, Hawaii, to chill out before a major new business pitch, and the vacation was ruined by an HR person from our agency calling to complain that someone else's car was in my parking space at the office. When I told her that I wouldn't give a flying fuck if little green men were parked in my space at the office, it set off a regrettable chain of events that left me on the telephone every day instead of in the hot tub on our lanai. Thereafter I allowed myself to be contactable only in an emergency, with the number left in the hands of someone who truly understood the defi...
- CHAPTER FIVE: Trevor's Sledgehammer
- from Perfect Pitch: The Art of Selling Ideas and Winning New Business
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Released: October 2006
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