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The Case for Being an Unproductive Entrepreneur Right Now

Resist the temptation to always be "on."

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Years ago, I took a trip with my wife through for three months. I didn’t have to work, and only did a check-in once a day. Instead, I spent the bulk of my hand-in-hand with her, admiring the scenery. We allowed ourselves to dawdle, to look out in awe at the landscape, to simply not DO.

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To this day, I still consider it a defining experience in my life. In part, it’s one of the reasons I deeply believe in the that we need off or periods of un-productivity if we want to grow.

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