This was the first time in re-callable memory when I truly let go of work... no daily email checks, no instant messages to staff, no worries... (It helps to have competent people working with you, by the way. To let go means you trust them. It also means, I hope, that ego is relaxed enough that I no longer feel that it can't go on without me, odd thing, ego)...but I digress. No email, a willful attempt to banish all thoughts of work, and it worked. I spent languid hours on the beach, drinking the occasional Corona, reveling in blue sunlit skies.Letting go of work is an act of will for many of us. Cell phones beep, you've got mail... but there are few places better suited to working on the art of letting go than a beach in the tropics, while your co-workers huddle in the snow and slog through another day.