One of the biggest enemies of success is a “do it yourself” mentality. For those of us in Small Business, it’s crucial that we take a break once in a while and relinquish control so our businesses and employees can thrive. Take a vacation. I enjoyed my summer break – traveling around the country, reading, thinking and spending time with family. It’s wise for any Small Business owner to take an opportunity to step away from work and gain clarity once in a while. When was the last time you did this? If you haven’t taken a vacation in some time, I encourage you to do so. Your employees will thank you and you’ll return refreshed and ready to take on whatever new challenges face your business. This article gives interesting perspective on how to sustain motivation during the summer, and how to mentally prepare for a vacation.