Accomplish Anything by Doing Nothing

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Show Notes

  • [0:01:00] Episode Summary | Intro

  • Most “Excitingest” Episode Ever?
    • The Work Between the Work, Vacations, Etc.
    • The Most Neglected Topic in Business
  • Margins
    • Lots of managers and leaders don’t like to talk about pausing.
    • We believe in margins so much that we’ve dedicated a third of our schedule to margins.
    • Without an emphasis on Margin, Burnout is a very real danger.

  • [0:05:10] It Doesn’t Always Take Active Work to Make Progress

  • Margin can facilitate progress.
  • We think of progress as linear, but that’s just not realistic.
    • Progress has fits and starts.

  • [0:07:59] Active Rest-- What is it? Why is it Necessary?

  • You should be scheduling active rest into your calendar.
  • You tend to lose focus on the importance of margin with age.
    • Which emphasizes the need to make margins intentional.
  • If you don’t fill your calendar, someone else will steal that time from you, and fill that time for you.
    • Memorialize and protect your intentional disconnects.
  • Is boredom the missing item in your workday toolkit?
    • You have to find incremental ways to schedule margin into your schedule.
      • You won’t come out the gate a detox/disconnect professional.
        • Regardless, you have to treat margin like it’s business, to keep it secure and sacred from the infinite things that could or would detract from it.

  • [0:14:25] If Possible...

  • Try a Week Out of Office Per Quarter
  • Start Each Day With a Plan
    • Set aside planned time for others, whether that’s morning or afternoon.
      • Bookend your day with margin.
    • Be present with your thoughts.
  • Attempt ‘Boredom & Margin Interval Training’
    • You start with a lot of work time, and then gradually increase the margin and thought work time.
    • The time away from active work makes you better and faster when it’s time to run.

  • [0:19:50] People Who Have no Margin Are Stressed

  • Having no margin will have an unintentional negative run-off on others.
  • Everyone needs different amounts and types of margin.
  • A lot of us think we need less margin than we actually do.
    • Challenge: build in more margin into your schedule, and be retrospective about the effects.

  • [0:22:43] How We Use Margin Intentionally in Our Business

  • A tool for reflection.
  • A tool to acknowledge what’s important today.
    • The world changes so fast, and what was important mere weeks ago, may not be important today.
  • Margin can be the gateway to progress, and therefore margin IS sometimes the work itself.
  • Margin is a very real world tortoise and hare scenario.
    • Don’t let the modern world trick you and your organization into being burnt out hares.
  • Group Margin
    • How we plan and execute margin together.

  • [0:29:30] Parting Words

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