What Does ‘Busy’ and ‘Best’ Look Like?

Sometimes being busy doesn’t mean that you’ll create the best product. There have been times that I have been so busy trying to create the best that, quite frankly, I didn’t. In fact, usually, busyness leads to burnout.

But this summer, I intentionally lightened my speaking schedule so that I could be busier. Instead of being busy with writing and researching, I was busy hanging out with students. My busyness turned into availability to create the best moments with my students.

And here’s what that looked like:

When you intentionally redirect your efforts, you can maximize your effectiveness, and the results will amaze you.

This fall, what busyness do you need to redirect so that you can focus on effectiveness? What project or class do you need to let go of so that you can throw yourself into being your best?


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