Well hello, muffins! (That muffin link was my absolute favorite video in college…my roommate and I used to watch it over and over and laugh hysterically).
I was on the phone with my friend Jamie today and she said, “When you started your blogging project, you said you were going to share quick insights every day. But your blog posts are like encyclopedias!!”
HAHA! Yes, after last night’s Bali post and the recent Lemon Balm post I realized that writing an encyclopedia every day for 100 days is a teensy bit unsustainable. Mostly because sitting for 7 straight hours blogging hurts my tailbone. Maybe I should get one of those treadmill desks…do they sell those on Amazon!? OH MY GOD THEY DO. And it’s available on Prime. I wonder if that thing will fit in my 400sq ft NYC apartment…
So today, I decided to simply share an insight. But it’s a REALLY REALLY GOOD ONE.
I was listening to Tim Ferriss’s podcast today (I know, shocker), episode #250. A few days ago Joel sent it to me and told me to scroll to about 30 mins in, where he talks about using excitement as a barometer for how you spend your time and what projects you work on (which I love, and always have, ever since I read the 4 Hour Workweek) – but there was another insight from the podcast that was totally new to me.
Definitely listen to the whole podcast episode (tons of wisdom nuggets in there), but here’s the insight that popped out to me (summarized here):
Your choice of business or product matters. I strongly recommend you choose a product and service that you would be proud to put in front of people you idolize or look up to. So, if Richard Branson is your idol, would you be proud to gift him this, as your one opportunity to give him a gift? If the answer is no, you might want to think about why that is the case.
I LOVED THIS, and it started really making me think about work, projects and book ideas in a new way.
This question opens up a lot for introspection.
What could you create that you would be proud to put into the hands of the people you look up to or admire?
What could I create that I would be proud to give Tim Ferriss as a gift!??!?! Something he would actually find useful? Now that changes the game a little bit.
Doesn’t it make you think?
Food for thought.
MY THINKING CAP IS ON!!! (Yes, I will likely order this).