Taking My Own AdviceBy
Of late, I’ve realized more and more I’m racing to get everything done. Run my business. Invest effectively. Write this blog. As well as have time to be a good husband, father, friend, exercise, have fun and get enough sleep. Whew, makes me exhausted thinking about it.
When I accepted the presidency of my Rotary Club, one of the largest in the world, it put me over the top. It’s an honor to be asked but it comes with great expectations and responsibilities. So while happy to serve it’s like having a second job.
About two weeks ago I finally hit the wall. I caught a respiratory virus and melted down.
While lying in bed somewhere between dreaming and consciousness I realized I was not doing what I have written about—building margin into my life. My days had become a succession of running from meeting to meeting and launching new programs. I was exhausted and knew I couldn’t keep this pace.
So I’m taking my own advice. Dialing back the blog for a while. I won’t be posting regularly but sporadically as I have time and inspiration. I simply need to build in reserve to regain my health and energy.
One of the things that’s different about writing a blog compared to writing articles or a book is it happens in real time. No matter what else is going on in my life every week I need to come up with fresh ideas for posts. Right now I’m simply drained and need step back.
I’m going to evaluate the blog. Experiment as I feel led. Try some fresh ideas. Get re-enthused.
So welcome new posts when they come. Give me feedback on the changes. And build in margin in your own life if you need it.
We’ll talk soon.