The backpack is a convenient thing. This morning, I’m drinking coffee that I brewed in a French Press, and I’m messing around with a few projects.
Some that are on track to launch, others are still in the creative phase.
I found myself thinking about how people like you and I tend to approach this work, and what might make us more successful. But there’s a problem!
The Backpack Is Full
For some people, today is a day just like any other. For others, it’s another heroes story.
The hero goes on a perilous journey, doing many good things, facing dangers, etc.
They succumb to the peril and die, only to rise again with new wisdom and capabilities.
Part of that death is a shedding of all the previous complications of the hero’s life until that moment.
And here’s how I tie that to business, and you.
Pretend all your work stuff could fit into a backpack. Everything you need to manage your tasks is in there.
But you’ve been adding projects, adding research, adding new software to check out, adding, adding, adding.
What happens is this,
Shake That Pack Empty!
You need a reset. You need to dump everything out on the table and look it all over with no nostalgia.
Shake off your stress for a minute, too. That’s your pack from the dead moment.
Let Yourself Feel Light And Reset
Now, what goes in the pack? What’s necessary,
Tools for the right jobs, your skills and technology but remember to keep this light.
Too Much Weight To Carry Around
That’s what goes in your shaken out backpack.
Oh, wait. What did we leave behind? What didn’t go back in the pack?
And keep the tab off my browser except for later in the day.
Delete them all.
Go back and apologise and break off the project.
Be more successful. People will want to keep up with you.
Pretty light pack now, right? Look back at the list of what goes in your backpack.
Today’s a great day to ponder rebirth.
You Have The Rest Of The Year To Thrive
Shake out that backpack and repack it with the essentials. I suspect it’ll serve you better. Deal???
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