I just got back from a 19-day trip to Hawaii, during which I spent a grand total of 2 hours online — not by choice, or, at least not initially.
The first place at which we stayed, a vacation rental by owner on Kauai, had advertised the accomodation as having an Internet connection.
UGH!!! I was mortified.
Since the trip happened hot on the heels of Affiliate Summit, when email correspondence typically increases due to plans and new connections made, I had planned to check my email every day while there.
So, I weighed my options.
I could either spend at least 2 hours a day driving to and from the Starbucks in Kapa’a to check my email or NOT check my email for 10 days.
I opted for the latter.
I was on vacation with friends, ‘vacation’ being the operative word.
Why waste fun, sun, sand and surf time doing business?
Any product that ‘can’t wait’ to be promoted isn’t a product in which I’m interested in promoting anyway. I like stuff that stands the test of time – things will be here today, tomorrow and in 5 or 10 years.
They can wait.
Time and living on the other hand don’t wait.
So why waste it doing business when you’re in a place where the sun is shining, the surf is churning and/or you’ve got an excellent book or 3 to read on your Kindle.
I had way more fun playing with my friends, hiking, picking oranges on the Plantation, boogy-boarding, watching whales breech and crabs chase stuff I tossed to them than I ever would have had writing a blog post… except maybe for this one. 🙂
Follow the rule — Work to live.