What would you give to feel less busy?
Without intentional effort, our lives will slide toward busyness and chaos. UNBUSY has answers that will allow you to actually accomplish more of what matters to you and feel less busy at the same time!
I used to think the opposite of structure was freedom and I really wanted freedom. There was only one problem. According to physics, the opposite of structure is actually chaos and a chaotic life is not freedom. Yet the wrong structure leads to busyness and overwork.
I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to share what I have learned and what rivers, trees, and even our own bodies already know: it takes a well-designed, flexible framework to thrive in a world full of obstacles and resistance. Whether you are an entrepreneur or a professional, a digital nomad or a stay-at-home parent, it will help you learn to structure your life to accomplish more of what truly matters and feel less busy at the same time.
In UNBUSY, you will learn:
- How to reject “busy” as a symbol of status and success
- The physics of flow that overcomes chaos in the universe
- How to design a flow system for your own life
- How to align that system with your purpose, values, and priorities
- How to unlock the power of predictable patterns
- And how to make sure it’s flexible enough to last
An excerpt from chapter one:
To me, it seems obvious to think of time as a flow system. Time flows. Time flows in one direction moment by moment and day by day. Time flows from the past through the present and into the future. Like a river that gathers capacity through streams and tributaries, we build capacity with the patterns we repeat over and over, day after day. Is your life designed to gather enough capacity in the right areas to accomplish your dreams and goals? Like a river that flows into a lush delta or an estuary full of life, we spend our capacity on productive work. Does what you produce reflect your own priorities or someone else’s?
Flow systems in the natural world like rivers and trees and even the flow systems of our own body are governed by a law of physics that helps them maximize the flow of currents and thrive over time. What if we studied how a river is designed to increase access to its currents? What if we discovered how a tree is able to grow and increase flow capacity year after year for hundreds or even thousands of years? What if we designed a flow system for our lives based on what we learn from nature that will ensure our time flows to what matters now and helps us grow our capacity to go after the dreams that seem just out of our reach?