Welcome back to the Friday Dispatch!
It’s been a couple weeks since the last issue, and here’s why:
I usually share articles as I read them. With a ton of back-to-school family stuff keeping me busy, plus an impromptu weekend of sailing, I haven’t been reading as much, frankly. Less reading, less to share here.
Speaking of sailing…
The nice thing about cruising a couple hundred nautical miles on a sailboat is it gives you time for reflection.
I finally had a meaningful chunk of time to myself, to step outside the chaos of day job and family life to just sit still, breathe and self-examine.
Sailing is an exercise where you’re constantly analyzing where you’re at, where you’re going, what can be maintained, what can be prevented, and what can be improved. All of those questions apply to business.
You find your mind awash in a cocktail of heightened situational awareness; a mix of prudence, anxiety, exhilaration, and utter peace.
When you sail for long distances, particularly any overnight sail, you’ll find yourself with some time on your hands. In those times, those quiet moments, you’ll turn some of that same attention—that same heightened situational awareness— to yourself, to your life, your business, your family, your faith, your future.
It’s amazing, and I highly recommend you try it.
Here are your business articles…