Not there

Find something that makes you happy and stick to it.

Figure out what gives you energy and double down on it.

Understand what gives you a sense of accomplishment and do that consistently.

Notice what puts a smile on your face and expand that until it fills most of your days.

The alternative is a spiral of negativity that will be every day more difficult to escape.

Do not go there.

Seek outliers

If you seek change, looking at what the person sitting next to you is doing won’t help much.

At best, it will make an easy excuse to use when you want to fall back to your old habit.

Go as far from the mean as you can, instead. Learn about what’s been tried a few times only, about what’s new, about what’s not been tested yet.

Seek outliers.

That’s the path to change.

Small is your buddy

Start from small.

A little thing that bothers you just a little. Something you want to change. Something you want to try. Something that’s been on your mind for a while.

Something small.

We often fail because we want to get to the end result right from the start.

We go on a diet, and we want the body we desire on week 1.

We start a blog, and we want an audience from day 1.

We land a new job, and we want to love it already on the first month.

We found a new company, and all we think about is to make it a unicorn.

Start from small instead. Break the big achievement down into small, if you need.

Small is your buddy.

What value?

The main reason for your busyness is not a fast-paced business environment. It is not a growing company, the increased competition, a new role. It is not the incompetence of your managers or the inexperience of your peers.

The main reason for your busyness is your need to maintain control.

So the question is: what value do you deliver by being everywhere, at any time, on top everything?

The question touches you personally as well as professionally. And it relates to you, your firm, your loved ones, and your group

Be honest.

It’s natural

Understand that it is normal to want to make things complex.

To want to add just one more feature. To want to make a clause for that particular case. To want to split the price to make it more flexible. To want to tell exactly how it works. To want to cover all the needs of all possible audiences. To want to factor in all the preferences of all possible stakeholders.

Understand that it is normal to want all of this.

And understand also that customers want simple. You yourself want simple when you are the customer.

Complexity is natural. It is also not what is going to make your business grow.