It reminds me of a lesson about being indispensable. Take a bucket of water. Insert your arm in the bucket. Remove your arm. I am betting the bucket doesn't miss you.
I will confess--it is hard disappearing even when running a teeny tiny company dependent on your presence. I wouldn't say the operation goes dark--my recent book hit the market and sales of existing books continue to percolate. There is appreciation of creating revenue while swimming in the sea. I highly recommend it.
Here are the 3 summer reads: