Cut the Stuff That Doesn't Serve You

Last Update: December 22, 2017

80/20 Analysis to identify key strengths and stressors:

Ask yourself 'What would it look like if it were simple?' to avoid over-complicating your current project-there's often an easier way to reach the desired end goal aside from reinventing the wheel (e.g. I spent hours working on creating an online course, found out someone else had created their own version that I trusted and allowed others to whitelabel the course for their own use, immediately stopped my own course and repurposed this material for freebies etc and used theirs) which often saves you time and money.

Remember that there is not a positive correlation between time and money invested in something and it's usefulness or the need to hold on to this thing. Often people make this mistake in relationships where they feel they must stay because they've sunk a bunch of time and money into it.

If it no longer serves you, get out.

If it feels draining instead of stimulating to try to create content for an older website in a niche I'm not that interested in and that isn't hosted here, it's time let it go.

I'm marking that as an investment, a learning experience.

I'll now have more time to focus on the things I'm passionate about here.

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AlexEvans Premium
Developing a strategic plan and view point can be one of the best things we can do.
KatSchmidt Premium
That's a good thought to keep in mind. Sunk costs, be it money or time, are in the past. We should look to the future when making decisions. Don't let the past chain you.
botipton Premium
It is all learning experiences when we chose to see them that way