Like any business, you get what you put into it. You can’t make sales on autopilot because there are actions that require manual intervention. But it all depends on your goals. I think what @Bob Hawkes was referring to is taking a break when you find yourself “hitting your head against a wall” or “swinging punches at air”. Metaphors are mine. But he can clarify. A break can also involve spending more time learning about domaining and less time doing it. This is the break I take most often. I switch between acquisition and development modes. This is because I acquire domains with a devolpment (business use) frame of mind. My belief is that domains should be working for you during the wait period. That’s where development is important. Now, I understand that most of domainers have no development knowledge or the budget to hire a developer, which can be expensive for multiple domains. One solution is to use some of the funds from a sale to development, but that can also be risky. We are working on low cost, low risk solutions in this space. Follow us on Twitter if you want to get updated. Apologies in advance for the shameless plug.