Sunday Sharing Vol: 7
Each Sunday we post interesting articles, videos, podcast episodes, and more that we’ve consumed from across the web. We’ll give our thoughts on what we’ve learned through others in Sunday Sharing.
Articles / Blog Posts
“Since we all have limited time, my recommendation is always that you should always do what you enjoy and want to do with your time.”
In Erik’s post he makes a lot of really good arguments on both sides of the equation. One could outsource the work when they don’t like what they are doing. That would free up time to do more of what that person does like to do and in return could allow them to make more revenue. The other side of that is do what you enjoy and don’t outsource the work. If you do like your job why outsource it? Unless that is to create more and more.
“…outsourcing the work makes sense when you don’t necessarily like what you are doing, but are getting paid to do it.”
I’ve learned in leadership positions that a leader is highly effective when they delegate duties. This gives the leader a chance to look at the 30,000 foot view of operations and not bothered by the microscale viewpoint. Another benefit is giving an individual a task make them take ownership and take on the project as their own. This allows them more freedom and creativity that the leader may not have had.
However, I also see the flip side of not outsourcing. I should already be doing something that I love, otherwise what’s the point? I feel as the saying of “if you want something done right, do it yourself” holds true in this case. I feel as if my work quality would slow degrade because I’d like to be in control of it and have my own vision. That to me is also a huge takeaway from digesting this article. Let go of control and see what can happen.
“So when you’re no longer a professional, your self-discipline is apt to suffer. “
I have always said retire to something, not from something. Once early retirement is here I’d love to retire to something. In my vision that is starting a non-profit. I ended up getting to FIRE due to self-discipline and hard work, I don’t want that to suffer. I want to help others.
This post brings up solid points on life after early retirement. One’s life as they know it will be completely changed for the worse if they let it. We as humans tend to have a set routine. After changing this routine, our lives become completely different overnight. At first, it will feel like every day is Saturday. Whoop! However, I believe one needs to continue improving and helping society in order to stay mentally and physically fit.
“So when it was my turn – after putting in hard hours at work and earning my PTO – I needed to show the world the amazing life I lived, right?”
Krystel hits the nail on the head with this one. We often only document the positives in our life, not the negatives. Why is that? We want to glorify our lives to make it look better than it actually is. Nearly two years ago I gave up Facebook. I deleted the favorite on my internet, deleted the FB app and messenger, and even deactivated my account. I then went and deleted Instagram as well. I replaced all that time doing the “social media scroll” and replaced it with reading books.
“They were moments that should have been saved in my memory, but I couldn’t truly remember them if I lived them through a phone screen.”
This quote is so powerful to me because I consistently challenge L to experience the moment first instead of pulling out her phone to document it. Why live life through a screen when it’s literally happening before your eyes?
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