For 34 years, I’ve raced around like a bull. I act on ideas. I say yes more often than I say no. I take risks and I work in fields that interest me.
For the last week, I have been inadvertently auditing my time, and what the return on my time is.
There are too many choices in my life. I need to do a decision purge. Here are some of the things that may be on the chopping block.
My Podcast – I love recording the conversations with interesting guests. I hate everything else that comes with it. The scheduling. Researching new guests. The schedule changes. The editing. The show notes. It sucks. My podcast has presented me with so many amazing relationships and I love that. But it seriously clogs up my cognitive ability.
My YouTube Channel – I enjoy making videos. I enjoy editing them. It’s a lot of fun and I hope that one day soon, I can invest in video creation. But much like my podcast, the return on my time is inversely correlated. I may need to rethink this.
Food – Now that Jules is feeling better (she had a very difficult pregnancy) her and I are back to tracking macros. Macro tracking is the best, because it removes all the food choices from your day. I never have to think about what I want to eat. It’s all pre planned for us. I am glad to be back in this way of living.
This allows me to focus on the things that matter most. What are they?
My writing – I’m a writer. This is who I am. I could give up podcasting and making videos and everything else. I could never give up writing.
Sales – Communication is my super power. I am a great sales person because I am a great listener. Freeing up my time away from the things that don’t pay off gives me more time to build relationships with people and listen to people and have an eye out for opportunities.
Traffic and Autoresponders – All of the passive income within my portfolio comes from creating autoresponders. These are automated emails that get sent out to potential customers. It’s half art / science and the better I get, the more I am able to scale.
When I look at my son, I suddenly don’t give any fucks at all about how many podcast downloads I get. My priorities completely change and I find myself evaluating all my time.
The less decisions I made, the more focus I have for the decisions that matter.