Living in the moment

I don’t live in the moment much anymore.

That’s opposite the advice you’ll get about stress management.

Of course, I think that stuff like mindfulness meditation or other techniques for staying in the moment are very valuable.

But I’m often thinking about how I’m spending my time now is going to impact my life in 10 or 30 years from now. I don’t think that’s really “living in the moment”, is it?

In my 20’s and 30’s, living in the moment meant sort of aimlessly following whatever interested me at the time. 

The mistake I made was promoting whatever was my current temporary fascination to the position of “life mission”. That’s sort of like a company taking a temp worker doing data entry work and putting them in charge of the entire company.

The list of temporary interests I did this with is long and kind of funny. At one point I impulsively quit a great Windows systems administrator job (good pay combined with the thing that really makes a job great: a fantastic boss) to try my hand at being an art photographer. It took me about 4 years to wander my way back to the same level of responsibility and income as I had before I quit.

That’s why I’m so interested in helping you navigate changes in your business without getting off course, choosing the wrong thing to focus on, or loosing ground.

I’ve seen firsthand how focusing on the wrong thing can cost years of forward progress in my career.

The key is to have an incredibly clear vision for what your clients need, find the Venn diagram overlap between their needs and your skills/interests, and then develop unique service offerings that target the most profitable sweet spot of that Venn diagram.


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