Title: If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers
Context: Bees do it. Beavers do it. Lions don’t. Which is why they are the kings of the jungle and lay around all day while the bees and beavers are busy all the damn time.
Synopsis: Are you too busy at work? Don’t have enough down time to spend relaxing properly? Well then, you must be merely adequate at your job. Seriously, because the folks who have it all figured out aren’t killing themselves to just keep their head above water, they are lounging on an inflatable raft with a Piña Colada in hand barely breaking a single bead of stress induced sweat. But how do they do it? Easy: stop busting your ass over things that don’t matter. You’re smart. You know what you should – no, NEED – to be doing. So do that. And do it really, really well. “But Mark! Everything matters!” No it doesn’t. “Then how come you’re always complaining about how busy you are?” Because I’m an idiot and you shouldn’t be doing what I do, you should do what I say. Now go fetch me a Piña Colada will you?
Best Bit: “Whether you’re a student or well along in your career, if your goal is to build a remarkable life, then busyness and exhaustion should be your enemy.”