With where I work, I get to listen to music, podcasts, or the like. This I’m very grateful for! Recently, I found a podcast called Tribe of Mentors, hosted by Tim Ferriss. He’s quite successfull from what I hear. The podcast consists of him interviewing successful people. But the questions he asks are not of the typical kind. Each episode runs about 10-30 minutes usually, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to make time for it if you’re interested. (All links will be found at the bottom).
Right off the bat, I noticed some lessons we’ve learned from MKE. After listening to a few of the episodes, it lead me to Debbie Millman who also has a podcast named Design Matters. Being that my DMP greatly involves art and Design Matters is about designers and creative people in general, I was instantly intrigued and started bouncing between the two podcasts. Something Debbie said in her interview on Tribe of Mentors has stuck with me for a few days now.
“Busy is not an excuse.”
Her explanation was if you are too busy to do something, whatever it is that is making you ‘busy’ holds more priority, is more important, over the other thing. When do you find yourself saying “I’m too busy”? What are you too busy for? Is it truly more important? Will it help you and your future? I found myself paying attention to when and why I would tell myself that I’m too busy, being the observer once again.
I’m so glad I came across these podcasts! They’ve kept me focused on my goals throughout this week. Maybe they’ll do the same for you!
Design Matters: https://www.designmattersmedia.com/designmatters