Balancing the use of our time

Balancing the use of our timeEarlier today I began reading Julien Smith‘s epic post on getting what we want, and whilst I haven’t yet read it all, the following stood out to me:

the way your time should be spent is largely like a pyramid, with a wide base of learning, with a smaller level of acting on top of it, which is directed by the learning, and then on top of that, an even smaller level of writing about it. If you begin to live your life differently than the pyramid should be built, it becomes unbalanced and topples over.

This made a lot of sense to me, and after sharing the thoughts with a colleague, was prompted to put it into a visual.

I’ve interpreted the words “acting” and “writing” as “doing” and “sharing” in an attempt at clarity in case it is taken out of context with Julien’s original explanation

Thanks Julien!

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5 other subscribers.

Simon Scullion Written by:

Question everything. Reinventor. Sailor. Newbie Triathlete. Dad. Chief of Transformation @ Zapiens

skype_profile

5 Comments

  1. 09/02/2012
    Reply

    @Jesper, Ummm, yes, good point!

    I’m most definitely learning as I share and write about this….! Gets confusing pretty quickly, LOL!

    More seriously though, you brought me back to one of my favourite topics of “working out loud”, and made me wonder how that changes the proportions of the pyramid, if at all? Interesting.

  2. 09/02/2012
    Reply

    Exactly! when working out loud – you share all you learn. if you share less than you learn, you keep/hoard something. Social media blabbering is also sharing, but probably a bit less productive doing…

    So how about
    Learn – Do – Share – Learn – Do – Share – Wax on – Learn – Do – Share – Wax off – Learn – Do – Share – Lather – Rinse – Learn – Do – Share – and repeat

  3. 09/02/2012
    Reply

    Have you been to the hairdresser this morning Jesper? ;-p

  4. […] Simon Scullion The public musings of a collaboration lifeguard HomeAbout MeTravels « Balancing the use of our time […]

Leave a Reply to Simon Scullion Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.