Hey brother, I’m writing this on Monday night… It’s a bit of a change for me, I normally do this on Sunday, which goes against the purpose of this email…
… But I’m sitting down to plan my week.
This was a long weekend here in Canada, and for once, I actually took much of the long weekend off.
I hiked, drank beers, played darts, took the pup out, pool, read, and enjoyed some much needed one on one time with the sweetheart.
I took my time this weekend, something else I’m doing more of.
Especially with work.
Which is why I’m sitting on my porch with the pup with my Effic journal, putting things in their place.
That is, planning the week and the most important tasks and writing down exactly when I’m going to do them.
I’m also scheduling fishing time.
And time to work on a few projects around the house.
I’ve been doing this for a long time, but I’m a constant work in progress, persistently getting better at doing what I set out to do and it’s always a matter of simply doing what you’re supposed to do when you’re supposed to do it.
Give everything it’s time and place and don’t ever even attempt to give more than one thing it’s time and place at one time.
So, Sunday’s (Monday this week), everything is given its time and place and more work is finished and less worry (bad stress) is had, and more life is lived.
That’s the key.
If you’ve ever heard anything or read anything about or by Jocko Willink, you’ll know the phrase, DISCIPLINE = FREEDOM.
And that’s how it brings you freedom.
It gives you accomplishment, something that men need to feel like we’re here for a reason.
It gives you peace, something that men need to be where we are, to know life and living and happiness.
It gives you time, adventure, it gives you the pursuit of your important desires like adventure and the outdoors and freedom.
So, if you don’t do it yet, please, schedule 30 minutes where you plan your week.
Put your most important projects at the top (I just released the Lost Art of Discipline Audiobook – get it here FREE), that’s my priority.
Everything else is secondary.
Give everything it’s time and place.
Give your family their time and place but place rules around that time so you don’t bring your work into your time with them or them into your time of work.
When you give everything it’s time and place you give your everything to that thing.
It’s a far better way to live.
Get after it brother.