Take Nothing as Sacred

It's easy to fall into a trap in the day-to-day and week-to-week work we do. Small tasks and to-dos creep onto our lists and weigh on us, making progress towards our bigger picture harder and harder to achieve.

Eventually, we accept some of the recurring things we do as sacred, and we no longer question their role and importance in pursuit of our mission.

But questioning our habits is essential to progress. To realize our big picture goals, we must constantly evaluate our small steps, especially the ones we repeatedly do. Real productive work time is so precious, and we have to actively make room for it.

Evaluating how we use our time isn't just about effectiveness of effort, it's also about which tasks give energy and which leave us sapped. Something might only take an hour to complete, but the energy expended could be much more when you consider the lead-up and recovery time.

I suppose this is a long-winded excuse for what I'm about to say: I'm taking a hiatus from the Lifestyle Business Weekly podcast for a while. It could be a couple of weeks, or it could be longer.

In my personal ongoing evaluation of where I spend my time, I'm just not certain the podcast is essential to my bigger picture pursuit right now. That's not to say it won't work it's way back in. Part of the evaluation process sometimes involves holding off on something you normally do, in order to evaluate what it's like to do without the effort and impact of that thing.

Don't worry, the weekly newsletter will still go out. I love the time I spend curating the articles I send, and this connection I have with you through writing. On the podcasting side, you can catch me every week on The Fizzle Show, and on various interviews and guest spots I participate in frequently.

Until next time, thanks for reading :)


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