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8.05.2008

Face Time

Sometimes, like this evening, you get interrupted by people. These are what certain "gurus" call "Time Vampires". But... people are more important than my projects.

Granted, there are times when you need to just hunker down and do your work, but don't get so caught up in what you are doing that you ignore others. I know it sounds "successful" to be able to tune others out, but quality of life takes a hit. Friendships. Marriages. The good stuff.

So, don't ever let "success" detract from your life. It ain't worth it.


How do you help yourself practice this?

Take a day off every week.

This is what the Hebrews call Shabbat. Am I endorsing that you try to follow the rules of Michnah?

Not at all (though you certainly can try if you want).

I'm merely saying that in my experience taking a day off every week is fantastic... and I still get all my work done, be it homework, work work, or yard work.

Of course, the yard work only gets done if I actually decide to do it. Don't come over to look at my yard, I'm planning to start paying attention to it when I retire. For now, I have other things to do.

And that's the other big lesson here: There are only so many hours in a day, so pick what is important and do that.

~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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