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June 3 · Issue #50 · View online
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Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas while living well ourselves and making space for what matters in a well-balanced life.

Hi,
I’ve talked about setting a small number of daily priorities before. Most days the 6-7 daily priorities feel like enough. Once in a while, they don’t. Today is one of those days.
I’ve learned my stress spikes to an unhealthy level when the number exceeds 7. Today I was tempted to add an 8th and maybe 9th. I resisted, to keep the unhealthy stress spike at bay.
Then I started feeling like “there wasn’t enough time in the day”. This feeling started creeping into my consciousness earlier this morning. 
Then I caught myself, again. I’m actually starting to not buy this “not enough time” thing. 
Rather than “not enough time”, I think it’s more a matter of -
  • Trying to do too much and
  • Not being clear enough about the day’s priorities
This isn’t an easy reframing. I do experience it as beneficial. The reframing gets me thinking about -
  • How much is enough?
  • What’s really important?
These questions remind me to ease off the accelerator. Once I start easing back, clarity starts to restore itself.
It’s then easier to revisit these questions. This makes it easier to ease back a little more.
The stress starts dissipating. Then the cycle repeats. I’m experiencing it right now, as I write this to you.
This feels like a hopeful start to the weekend. I feel grateful for the experience.
How about you? Do you always feel like you “don’t have enough time”? If so, why not? Let me know by replying directly to this email.
Catch you next week,
Chris
P.S. - Check out the updated book list. I’m feeling excited to begin reading the Sovereign Individual. I’ve also added Einstein’s Dreams. I experience it as a non-linear and time-perspective-bending kind of read.
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Current Reading List
The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age by James Dale Davidson
Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
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Podcast of the Week
#83 - How You Walk Through the World - with Seth Godin - Reboot
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