I’m always thinking about ways to summarize themes that come up with clients. The people I get to work with simply amaze me, and their challenges are often universal.
As I plug away on writing my book, I’m becoming obsessed with the opportunity of integrating the aspects of our lives that are the most important to us.
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL
Yesterday a friend and mentor– one of those people who accomplishes mind-boggling levels of stuff in every arena of life– told me he was now building his own guitar 2 days a week. He has dreamed of going to a little woodworker shop in PA, rolling up his sleeves, and learning the art of guitar luthiery. We both laughed at how crazy his timing is, in light of other pressing projects. We agreed there’s never a good time.
His commitment to revisiting his dream, and completing the guitar is inspiring. There are certainly many days when clocking in to write the book feels crazy. There are always looming deadlines for consulting projects, or a stacked day of coaching calls waiting to get rolling.
WARNING: THIS WILL CALL BULLPOOP
ON HOW BUSY YOU ARE.
COPY AND PASTE THIS. STUDY IT.
Debbie Millman, on The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast:
“Busy is a decision. I say this all the time ad nauseam, and here’s why. Of the many, many excuses people use to rationalize why they can’t do something, the excuse ‘I am too busy’ is not only the most inauthentic, it is also the laziest. I don’t believe in too busy.