Some Great Lessons from Steve Jobs' Life
What I appreciate about this blog is that it asks us what we would do if we knew we only had a few weeks to live. What would we prioritize? How much would we focus on work v. family?
If I could change on thing about the way I work, it would be to be less driven with e-mail. I am a bit compulsive about e-mail. I try to keep my Inbox as empty as possible, which means I try to respond to e-mails as quickly as possible. Just ask the FYI team :)
Recently I’ve been thinking about the folks I’m e-mailing. Many of them are dear friends and colleagues. Others, probably the majority, are folks that I probably won’t even know in 10 years. And yet I sometimes make responding to their e-mails a higher priority than reading to my five year-old, or throwing a football with my 11 year-old. I KNOW that I will know my kids ten years from now, and for decades beyond that.
If I knew I only had a few weeks to live, I’m pretty sure I would pick up that football or that Magic School Bus book. Maybe that’s the way I should be living right now.
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