Now, THAT’S Going Cold Turkey!

Speaking from experience, it’s almost impossible to completely disconnect from work the couple of times a year I take a genuine break.

Somehow, the resolve to only check emails once or twice a day erodes, or, some unanticipated issue with a file pops up that requires my (hopefully) brief attention.

Which is why I’m so impressed by the vacation strategy of a Realtor colleague that I recently heard about.

Namely, he leaves his cellphone with his assistant.


You can’t look at your cellphone . . . if you don’t have it with you!

Meanwhile, the colleague relies on his partner’s cellphone when they travel.

Of course, for that to work, you:  a) need a full-time assistant (I share mine); b) need a capable Realtor colleague “minding the store” for anything the assistant can’t handle; and c) can’t otherwise need your cellphone on vacation to . . . I dunno . . . communicate with your kids (I have 3), spouse, the rental car company, the airline or ???

Tempting . . .  🙂 

See also, “Phantom Cellphone Vibration . . . Cured!!

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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