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If Disney Ran Your Life

Work time and resources are always scarce

Sand Hill crane
Exquisite architecture. Nature.

Work time and resources are always scarce.

On a 1-10 scale with 10 as high, how bold at work are you planning to be in 2019?

Including the score from MLC, L8, and jn.org, how close to 40 are you?

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No really

i’ve known for awhile

simplicity
The ultimate sophistication is simplicity.

i’ve known for awhile.

What?

Posts have been longer than usual.

Sorry, i’ve been too busy to write shorter posts.

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Dear Son

You are responsible for everything as an entrepreneur

ATT chat log
After 90 minutes (and four different agents) on the phone with ATT, we resolved two account issues. Five minutes later, i needed to invest another 30 minutes to fix a third issue – my plan changed without my consent or knowledge. Two hours i hadn’t planned on spending.

 

You are responsible for everything as an entrepreneur.

Not saying this to discourage you.

Saying it to enlighten you.

Know in advance there will be a steady stream of things requiring your attention.

Some of them are predictable.

Others are not – see photo notes above.

Master simplicity or the “busy-ness” will overwhelm you.

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What Are You Waiting For?

Being busy lets you do this one thing to literal perfection

interesting signs in Philadelphia
Random sign caught my eye.

 

Being busy lets you do this one thing to literal perfection.

Hide from your mission and purpose in life.

First, you refuse to be clear, concise, and compelling about your purpose.

Second, (insidiously) without clarity, you hide from your real work – the risky stuff that may not work – the stuff that makes others uncomfortable – but if it worked, it would triumphantly change everything.

Because you aren’t clear, you and everyone else, can’t tell what success looks like.

Hiding.

Safe.

Can’t be a failure, right?

Can’t see the bullseye, so missing it goes unnoticed.

Safe.

We like safe.

Safety adds insult to injury.

Without clarity, you lose all sense of urgency.

Without urgency, distraction trumps focus.

Without focus and urgency, being busy comforts you.

And exhausts you.

And everyone around you.

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

What’s today’s fire index?

Fall wildflowers
A few days ago walking to an “interview”. The door caught my eye.

 

When we walk out our door into the busy world each morning, what’s on our mind that inspires us to no end?

Is it one thing all day long or a series of small things, constantly changing before our very eyes.

Is it the morning sun illuminating the flowering weeds next to the unmaintained street?

Is it the decision to slow the pace of life down and walk instead of drive?

Is it the decision to fly all day to meet someone versus just speaking on the phone?

The answer, it would seem, is always “Yes”.

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