Busy Just To Be Busy

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Our abilities to multi-task because of technology has enabled us to do more and more things with each and every day. However, as a result of these abilities, we’ve become so busy that we don’t have the time, nor efficiency level, to complete everything we need to complete.

We discuss the issue of being busy to the point we’re unable to finish what we started and what we can do to solve this problem.

QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What do you do to ensure you don’t make more work for yourself than is necessary? Please let me know in the comments.

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Show Notes

  • The overall format of the podcast feels too formatted and the suggestion to try letting it go off the cuff [01:37]
  • We’re so busy being busy that we don’t have the time to be un-busy [04:48]
  • Taking the time to actually stop for a format and think about your actions [05:22]
  • In being busy, are we really doing what we should be doing? [06:10]
  • Is this just a one time thing or is this a regular occurrence? [06:22]
  • Is it because whatever you’ve got going on is more important than everyone else’s or is it just poor planning on your part? [07:20]
  • Some people make it a point and habit of making other people uncomfortable to leverage and get what they want when they want it [07:42]
  • Wait your freaking turn! [08:43]
  • The story of the Obama wagon [09:12]
  • The social experiment of driving a mini van in the left-hand lane [12:24]
  • The impatient acts of people who are impatient [16:33]
  • Everyone thinks their shit don’t stink [17:21]
  • Everyone’s so busy worrying about themselves that they’re not able to stop and look around [17:32]
  • The procrastinator lifestyle [18:10]
  • Why would we not just do our absolute best? [21:19]
  • Do we just make ourselves busy because we want to be or feel important? [22:22]
  • What the hell do you actually do? [23:24]
  • My bullshit meter is ready to explode [24:10]
  • Learn the ability to find things to do [24:54]
  • We have meetings to prepare for meetings [28:34]
  • Meetings come down to micromanagement and a lack of trust [31:34]
  • The daily dump [32:02]
  • Whatever happened to just talking to people? [35:10]
  • Let me be inefficient myself, don’t make me more inefficient than I already am [35:46]
  • The quarterly meeting [36:17]
  • When time escapes us, and it’s productive, why do we feel the need to apologize for it? [38:45]
  • What are the absolute things you have to get done by the end of the day? [40:00]
  • If a task takes us a lengthy period of time, but you get the experience from it, and you learn from it, why is the amount of time we took to figure it out a problem? [40:55]
  • Material items versus experiences [42:38]
  • Why do we apologize? [43:11]
  • Instead of apologizing, why don’t we prioritize? [43:58]
  • What are you really doing on a day-in day-out basis with your time? [46:48]
  • What do you spend time on, what out of that time do you actually enjoy, not enjoy and have do you have to do? [47:42]
  • Live in the moment [49:52]
  • Make a list of the things you absolutely have to do [50:28]
  • What are the things that you chose to do? [51:10]
  • What are the things you absolutely need? [53:22]

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