I get asked on a regular basis about balancing time between several different initiatives. I’m working on a new software company (Kevy), a tech entrepreneurship center (Atlanta Tech Village), and investing in startups (Atlanta Ventures). Yesterday, I was talking to an entrepreneur and he said a statement that helped crystallize my thinking:
Routine sets you free.
There it is: a simple four word strategy for business and life. The idea is that by having a simple routine I can maintain a pulse of how things are going, regardless of number of projects, and jump in and help wherever I can add the most value. When people hear how many meetings I have, there’s a tendency to think it’s overkill. In reality, they’re focused and add a tremendous amount of value (list of meetings).
So, the next time there’s a challenge juggling a number of different initiatives, considering developing a more consistent rhythm, and let the routine set you free.
What else? What are your thoughts on letting a routine set you free?