I was reading Seth’s blog for the first time in many moons. And this? This must be done.
“What would happen if you were prohibited from working more than five hours a day. What would you do? How would you use those five hours to become indispensable in a different way?”
First, I had to come up with a way to ‘prohibit’ myself from working more than 5 hours a day. I imagine a scenario in which my cameras and lenses are dropped, one by one, from the top of a 100-story building as the minutes tick past. That’s prohibiting, alright.
My answer to Seth’s question, which is inevitably different from your answer, involves a lot more outsourcing. And more face-to-face marketing meetings with business owners. More event planning. More showing up.
Less graphic design. Less copy writing. (It’s good enough, already! Good Lord!) Less computer. Less worrying about where my ideas are going to come from and more just letting them happen. More film. More time in the yard. Less time driving. More cooking healthy meals. Less fast options.
That question can reframe your life, not just your work, if you let it. (I dare you to let it.) And next week?
Next week, I’m working for 5 hours per day. Care to join me?