Too often the obligation to fulfill the myriad of outside requests becomes the main course of our days. And it should not.
There is a simple remedy to this plight: Choose either HELL YES! or No Thanks.
If you are feeling anything less than "Oh, hell yes, I would love to do that! That would be amazing!" simply say, No Thanks.
By over committing to an endless sea of little mediocre duties, we allow our days to be hijacked by a blizzard of busy work. This creates a world where everyone is so incredibly occupied that there is no time or energy left to do important work that truly matters.
The truth is, being overly busy is simply code for not being in control of your life. For not having boundaries and a clear sense of purpose. For not having the guts to say HELL YES! or No Thanks.
Don't be busy. Choose instead to be passionate, be connected, be creative, be amazing.
Thanks for reading. I'm glad you're here. // jm