Does anyone else love, love, love, Independence Day? While I have a few close runner-ups, July 4th is my favorite holiday. I can't wait to wear my "Too Cool for British Rule" tee and grill burgers by the pool all weekend long. Yes, this just might be the best weekend I've had all year. While excitement about the holiday is creeping in, it seems summer also brings a kind of career doldrums. The heat saps any extra energy we might have to put towards professional growth. Competing obligations too often win out.