Every summer, we take a break as a family—both from work and from business. I also do a social media sabbatical for at least two weeks (sometimes more) based on a series of experiments I conducted and wrote about for Harvard Business Review.
Paralysis. Indecision. Procrastination. I’m not alone. The 25/5 strategy helps every single time, and it’s so important I’m writing about it.
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I want to write about something I’m noticing—and struggling with. I don’t have an answer for it. It is, perhaps, a set of observations.When I was younger: in my twenties, I didn’t realize how much of my free time I spent doing things—things that I now try to do all inside of my limited work hours. There are small projects I used to indulge in that occupied pockets of time I no longer have in the same way. Today I want to talk through how work (and projects) eat our time, and why we have less time than we think. And how to deal with it.
Are you rushing, slipping, catching your breath, urgent, last-minute, adrenaline fueled? Or are you patient, calm, planning ahead, ready, exhaling, easy? The difference between the two matters.
Friends, I’m in the process of updating my website, and it’s been a long time coming. This is not a sexy project. When people talk about being an entrepreneur, most of the time they talk about the new, shiny objects. The latest launches. The biggest revenues. The six-figure months. Not the boring, painstaking projects that require consistency, repetition, dedication. Or the cumbersome legacy projects like, “What do I do with all of these blog posts now?” and “What happens when I stop teaching courses, do I clean up my digital entrails that are all over the web?”
Every year, B-School opens once for enrollment, and once it’s closed—it’s closed up. It won’t be back until 2020. Today’s the last day to sign up for B-School. Enrollment closes tonight, March 1st, at 7PM Eastern (4PM Pacific time).
If you are thinking about joining B-School this year and you’ve been wanting to connect and work with me, read on. I’m offering a private coaching cohort for folks as part of my Marie Forleo B-School Bonus. If you want to take B-School together with me and a private group of awesome badasses, read on and be sure to sign up using my link.