I’ve been listening to Seth Godin’s Startup School Podcast.
If you have a few minutes each day I highly encourage you to listen to it. It’s Free!
Remember to take action after you are inspired!
Seth mentions a lot of great stuff.
Two in specific:
- If you listen to this podcast go do something with it. I love it how he inspires people to take action. This post is exactly that. I’m trying to take action. I know its small, but at least its a start.
- This post was inspired by podcast #12 “The Dip.” Also one of the names one of his books.
Until, today I thought quitting was for losers and failures. That’s part of the reason why I haven’t really started anything in the past year.
Honestly, I’ve felt terrible this past year. I refused to make a “new years’ resolution for 2012” because I felt like – “What’s the point?”
I’ve quit a lot of things in the past – trombone, piano, taekwondo, gymnastics, and even maintaining my own website.
I’ve never felt good about it. It didn’t help that one of my male role models would tell me that I was wasting money and time- every time.
Seth mentions the concept of strategic quitting. Whenever you start a project you define a monetary budget limit and a time limit with the parties involved.
That way if you need to quit something- you can quit when its cheap and not when its expensive. – This is brilliant! Obvious, but I never thought about it.
I have a lot of projects in the air that are just wasting my resources.
I’m going to have to sit down and think about the projects.
I also need to learn how to say no. That way I can say yes to opportunities that I want in my life.
TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) – Strategically quit projects. Say Yes to opportunities that will help you with your life.