My focus for 2021


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We’ve covered a lot of ground this year – storytelling, business strategy, science, philosophy, lean manufacturing, stoicism and more.

But if I take a step back and really think about the core lessons of 2020, certain themes come round and round again.

I thought a lot about what I wanted to share in today’s podcast, and it comes down to a simple, actionable idea.

The power of process.

I’ve released 365 podcasts this year, and despite what many of my friends and clients seem to think, it wasn’t that much work. Did it take some discipline? Sure. Did I have days when I didn’t want to be bothered? Sure. But, when all is said and done, it wasn’t that hard.

It’s a creative process I run through daily.

And my job isn’t to produce a great podcast everyday – it’s to constantly improve the process I use to create great podcasts.

Whether you a writing a book, building a business or sharing your life with someone, this is an insight that compounds and compounds.

I’d heard it many times before 2020, but this was the year I truly understood it. (Remember … to know and not to do is not yet to know).

And it’s why 2021 will be my year of doing.

Here’s the podcast.

This rough and ready podcast is free and happily given, but if you want to buy me a coffee from time to time… have at it.