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Did everybody see that cause I’m not going to be doing it again.

Did everybody see that cause I’m not going to be doing it again.

Title quoted from Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow. He just jumped off a cliff into the ocean, wasn’t happy about it and wasn’t going to be doing that again.

I’m planning on no longer doing things twice. If I do a task, I’m going to record it or “document” it so that someone else can do it. There, I said it. 🙂

It’s really quite simple and it all has to do with scale. Can I show someone else how to do this so I don’t have to do it again? If I document my systems well enough, I should be able to show someone else how to do what I’m doing. If I can get them doing most of the things I’m doing (the repetitive work, the “easier” work) then I should be freed up to do the higher-level work, the strategy work, the work that only I can do (whatever that might be). Or maybe it frees me up to do the work that I like to do. If I’m bogged down doing the work I have to do–or that I don’t have anyone else to help me with–then I won’t have time for the fun stuff.

Pirates of Kos (in Greece with the kids on a pirate ship)

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I don't like to call them excuses. They're priorities. With a handful of exceptions, we usually have a choice in our actions. They just need to be prioritized.

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