What rules are you holding onto?

What's it about?

Rules have their place in life but sometimes they become arbitrary & cause more harm than it's worth.

System Design
Mar 23, 2021
2 min read

This year has been a whirlwind ride (actually the past couple of years, which I'll probably dive into in another post.)

But today I'm thinking about arbitrary rules that I hold myself to because I "should" or it "must be done".

Today on my random procrastination binges are saw this:

It started me thinking...

90/10 - 80/20 - Cold Showers... 5am early mornings, morning routines, evening routines... digital sunsets....

All these rules that have scientific evidence, it means we have to do them...

We always need to 10x 15x 30x...blah blah blah...

Charge more, charge less... do this do that.

Focus on one core offer and nothing else. Never do more than 30 minute discovery calls.

Value this...

Think that...

Make sure you've always setup:

OKR's

KPI's

But...the question I ask is why...

For me, I don't have any KPI's or OKR's because when I did, I spent all my time obsessing over them...and I rarely achieved them, because the moment I reached that one goal, I just upped the number... moved the goal posts...

You can hear my entire rant below on the Notion Nerds Podcast...

All the KPI's do is set an arbitrary rule that I "must" follow - no matter what...

And in this pandemic plagued world (that pun...)

There are so many things you can't control... including how you're feeling on some days.

For me - there are days where I'm hyper productive, where I'm getting everything done I wanna do.

But sometimes, I don't wanna...

and on those days, the rules don't matter...and if you have something that supports that. It's all that matters.

Sometimes, if you don't feel like something...

You can just stop...
You will be fine.
Your business won't come crumbling down because you took a day/week for yourself - and watched some "crappy TV"...

So the next time you hear...

I really should do this.

"Should I be wasting time doing XYZ when I could be working..."

Just remember...

You don't need to do it all.