Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on February 27th, 2014

Lazy or Crazy [Ben's Productivity Podcast]

How do you feel?

Hi, welcome back to the podcast. Today is Thursday again and I want to share with you Thinking Thursday's topic and that is: Are you, as a leader, lazy or crazy? And, whenever I find myself in a situation as a leader, I am always looking at those two things. Am I being lazy, in other words am I laser-focused, am I attracting the right people, am I at zen with my team and my family, and am I yearning to learn L-A-Z-Y. And if I'm doing those things, I like the acronym LAZY because it makes me more effective and I am able to get more done in less time, in other words, work less.

If I'm acting crazy, and that is I can't stay focused, I refuse to connect with my team or my family, if I'm angry all the time, I zap my energy by not taking care of my body, and if I yearn simply to give up, then I am acting C-R-A-Z-Y crazy. And so I look for these attributes, and crazy simply means you're crazy if you think you're going to get anything done, you're crazy if you think you're going to be successful if you're acting in those ways. So those are two ideas that I like to think about. It really helps me to remember that even when the stress levels are really really high, if I can stay laser-focused and connect with my team, then I will get a lot more done than if I suddenly go crazy from all the stress. So that is your thought for this Thursday: Are you lazy...or are you crazy?

Ben Finklea, CEO Volacci

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