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The Agenda for Friday, September 2, 2016

This week I’m thinking a lot about margin. Not borders on a page, mind you, but the margin in my life
The Agenda for Friday, September 2, 2016
By Andrew Meyers • Issue #16 • View online
This week I’m thinking a lot about margin.
Not borders on a page, mind you, but the margin in my life – what I actually have time for each day, each week, each month.
As it turns out, I can’t do everything. Those who know me know that I’m always interested in learning about the latest and greatest, and perhaps I sometimes do so to a fault. I try to add new things to my life without subtracting. Priorities get out of whack, and rather than doing a few things well, I end up doing a lot of things, but each just okay.
Life, it seems – if you’re paying attention – is a series of choices to review, readjust and realign priorities.
To a certain degree, I do this already. On Fridays I’ve blocked out time for a weekly review. If you’re familiar with David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” GTD methodology (the book), you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s a dedicated time for looking closely at all of my work and family commitments, and a chance to make choices about how I’ll spend my time in the coming week.
So that’s a start. But what I think I’m missing is something Michael Hyatt talks a lot about. Heck, he wrote the book on it. I’d like to spend some time looking at my life from a higher elevation. Every time I try to coast, it never feels like I’m going in quite the right direction.
- Where do I want to be in 3 months? 6 months? A year?
- Which of my priorities should never change?
- What can I prune from my life right now, with no questions asked?
These are some of the questions I’m wrestling with this week. So while you chew on that a little bit, here a few things I found interesting this week. Thanks for your time.
—Andrew

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Wrapping Up
Alright, that’s all for this week! I’ll be back next week with more interesting things. Have an idea or a comment for The Agenda? Simply hit reply or send it my way at desk@andrewmeyers.me.
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