Make Before You Manage

Tim Ferris is an American entrepreneur, investor, author, podcaster, and lifestyle guru.  He is creative and busy.  He coined the simple four word phrase, “make before you manage” to remind him to remain creative.

You’re busy too, but are you taking time to be creative.  You don’t have to be as busy as Tim Ferris, but you were born to be creative.  It is important that you take time to be creative and be balanced before you start managing your day to day tasks.

You are going to have bad days, bad weeks, and yes, even bad months.  During those hectic times your routine can feel non existent.  Find a way to stay in balance.

You may not have time to meditate for 20 minutes, exercise for 30, and journal for 20 minutes, and that’s alright. 

This doesn’t mean you can’t take 2 minutes and do something creative to stimulate your mind and move your creativity forward by just a little bit.

Small and slow progress is better than no progress in every area of your life.  Sometimes we neglect ourself when that is the most important person we need to take care of to effectively impact others.

The world, and the busy, can wait for a few minutes.  Take a little time to set the right tone for the day so the day doesn’t immediately set the tone for you.

Make before you manage.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching #bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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