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2016 Resolutions?

As part of #Quest2016, I had to resolutely consider my future working habits by answering the following question.

Question 7: John Jantsch, founder of Duct Tape Marketing Consultancy Network, and author of The Commitment Engine.

What can you stop doing in 2016 such that it would allow you to focus on higher payoff activities?

For immediate pay-off:

Stop playing computer games when I feel overwhelmed, and take a real break from the computer instead.
The pay-off:
Better health via less stress and strain, a real fresh brain, a happier computer.

no gameshappy computer

For medium-term pay-off:

Stop spending hours on job or assignment applications which lead to nothing.
The pay-off:
More time to write stories which are more likely to pay something—if not soon, then someday in the future.

time applyingtime writing

For long-term pay-off:

Stop being a mouse about my abilities and accomplishments.
The pay-off: My work would move to a synonymous shelf, instead of remaining in the anonymous box.

being mouseSynonymouse

  • with thanks to little Dora, and the rest of her C3 class, for showing me how to draw a mouse :)