Sep 4, 2019
Do you ever feel like you have to be in three places at once, and then at the same time, you’re not really there at all? ‘I’m busy’ is used as a badge of honor, but should it be? Leaders are always busy, yet they’re never present. How can you get better at being there when it counts? This episode has some answers.
Brian Solis is a digital analyst and anthropologist, where he studies disruptive technology and how it impacts the market, society, and individuals. He is also a keynote speaker and the author of eight books.
Brian became a digital anthropologist in the late ’90s to study how emerging technologies are changing our society and our behaviors. The goal was to understand these changes so that new technology would have a positive impact on ourselves and not a negative one.
It feels like the whole startup/entrepreneurial community is all about dropping ‘f-bombs’ and telling people they have to hustle and grind. They live by the mantra that the reason you’re not successful is that you’re not working hard enough, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They’re so busy being busy that they never get any work done!
Brian admits that he really struggled with his latest book to achieve balance. Every part of his life was falling apart because he believed in the ‘hustle.’ No one was able to notice his life falling apart either because they were just equally as busy. Sometimes being better than yesterday just isn’t sustainable and it will cause ripples all throughout your life.
Instead of bouncing from place to place, take some time and schedule in breaks to just breathe and take in life. This little pause, no matter how small, can make waves in your productivity to really appreciate yourself, in the moment, and how far you’ve come to get here.
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