My summers tend to be slower, at least June and July. They slow down in my role as a speaker--most companies do fewer seminars during the summer months due to employee vacations. As a coach, my clients tend to have more scheduling difficulties due to summer vacations as well, so fewer calls to them means less to do in the summer.
I often use my own vacation time in the summer. Even giving myself a three-day weekend here and there is great. I also, as Maria said, try to use the time to rethink my strategy and get ready for the busier fall.
Chris Arnold, Time Management and Productivity Coach & Consultant
Success Under Pressure -- Surviving and Thriving in a Busy World