How did you feel about the work-life parallel framework details last week?
Did you notice how some of them seem easier than others?
I’ve found reflection is most important, but easiest to overlook. Unpacking and reverse engineering happiness takes a special set of tools. It takes some practice—and even then it’s easy to get distracted and move on.
That’s fine. Stick with the cycle and you’ll come back ‘round in due time.
Exploration is super easy for me. I’m a crazy big idea guy. I’m always coming up with ideas. And that’s a big part of the exploration process. It’s like brainstorming.
Discovery is probably my favorite part, because it’s exciting to find a clue or finally figure something out. A lot of the stuff you’ve read from me on this front stems from discovery.
Action. This is the hardest part. At least, for me anyway. Exploring big ideas, discovering incredible opportunities—it’s too easy for my brain to latch on to that feeling of success—and then leave it at that.
Smarty Pants has figured it out. Smarty Pants work here is done.
Smarty Pants needs to check his self before he wrecks his self.
Consider this post me documenting the night I discovered just how deeply my bullshit goes in the action department. (Deep enough that the original work-life parallel framework didn’t even include action. It had to be suggested—by Chazz. Thanks again, brother.)
Reinforced by a trusted friend and professional advisor the other night.
Smarty Pants work has just begun.