When I retired early, a large part of it was to move away from the stress that running a business, managing employees, and last-minute travel, ALL while trying to be there for my growing family. And it was in that mini-retirement that I realized I was so burnt out that I could barely even look… Continue reading Are You Adding OR Subtracting Stress From Your Life?
We live in a non-stop 24/7 culture and no matter what you do, you can never stop the endless onslaught of things to do. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about your personal life, or your professional life. There is always more to do. My wife for instance is a stay-at-home mom. And not… Continue reading There is Always More to Do
Amanda from Counting Cathedrals, saw my recent article about how I locked my cell phone in a safe for 24 hours to escape the need for a constant dopamine hit. Then she reached out with her own personal experience. Amanda, who is on a quest to see a basketball game in all 350+ college arenas,… Continue reading In praise of the dumbphone and leaving the smartphone behind forever
When I found myself accidentally retired and no longer working, it was really, really strange to not have to be tied to my email. Running a big business with 50+ employees and even more co-workers, vendors and clients lends itself to a lot of email. We are talking about hundreds a day. In fact, I… Continue reading Ruthlessly cut down on email for less stress