Jesse J. Anderson


Stop Saying You Don't Have Enough Time

The busy bandwagon tells us that we've always got to be working creating, delivering, publishing.

Eventually, this leads to burnout as content creation takes hours instead of minutes. We can't even imagine where the time would come from to let this content creation continue.

It feels like our time is consuming us instead.

We need to stop allowing time to control us.

Parkinson's Law says work expands to fill the time allotted, and we keep alotting ourselves too much time. Rather than the typical 20 or 30 or 40 or 60 minutes, I'm giving myself 10 minutes with this essay.

That's it.

And the quality will suffer to a certain degree, sure. But if I give it 1/6 of the time, and it's 80% as good as the 60 minute essay, maybe that's enough?

My time is valuable, and I can always revisit, revise, remix, and reuse my content in new ways in the future.

What I cram into this 10 minute writing session isn't the end of the road for this idea. It's only the beginning.

And for the record, this only took 7 minutes.