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Book Publishing

Being less busy

Disney speaker jeff noel
Signing my first book in 2013.

Being less busy has a downside, contrary to what we thought would happen if we ever had the luxury of a slower pace.

Now, because of Covid-19, we know we have neglected many things.

It’s glaringly obvious.

It’s a long list.

Now a new overwhelm, despite abundant free time – where do we begin?

Dang it, a new jeff noel Disney Business book needs to happen.

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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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