In keeping with Side Hustle Spark 138, I found Chris Dritsas’ guest post on ryrob.com helpful and relevant.
Holidays for many side hustlers the holidays are a time when they’re putting in the extra time. But these not-so-normal times may well generate a few extra rationalizations for easing off the gas pedal.
Some favorite takeaways:
- Your brain is programmed to accomplish short-term tasks for more immediate gratification.
- I like the Warren Buffett strategy of listing several goals, then paring it down to five goals, and then to one goal.
- I had heard, but never really learned, the term, ‘kaizen’–small steps toward continuous improvement.
- Chris uses Trello for his ‘break it down’ strategy. I went ahead and signed up. I had done so four years ago and never followed up. Gee, seems procrastination really is hard-wired into some people.
- “You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.”
–Steve Jobs [I just installed the Escape 2 app to keep me focused.]
- I liked the quick bullet-pointed review at the end of the post.
Of course, the enduring notion rattling around in my head is: “Am I creating these posts to put off my other projects?”
I’ll just set that aside for another day.