Seems I owe you an apology.
On Tuesday’s email I ruthlessly blew smoke up my arse for my “work ethic” and immunity to directionless distraction.
Well, on the back of my behaviour last night, it appears I’m a hypocrite, full of shit and still susceptible to the gravitational pull of arsehole antics.
Case in point the 90 minutes I spent tossing up two items on eBay.
Long story short, I’m actively brainwashing Barney into board sports.
… And right now, after 3 lessons at the Snowdome, I’ve got him hooked on snowboarding.
So much so, at the weekend, we’ve booked a Christmas trip to the mountains.
Which means Barney now needs snow gear.
… And there ain’t a chance in hell I’m dropping £200, £300 maybe even £500 on new clothes that he’ll outgrow in 6 months.
So last night I’m on eBay and I’m looking at jackets – for him.
Consider that a 90-minute circle jerk of me flip-flopping back and forth and between two items.
- Item #1 – A £15 Quicksilver Jacket
- Item #2 – A £20 Quicksilver Jacket
I’m mean WTF.
An hour and half of dumb-fuckery and directionless distraction over a £20 decision.
Now for a grand total of £35, the smart thing would have been to buy ‘em both.
Leaving me 85 minutes to do something else.
… But like I said, and despite what I preached on Tuesday, it appears I ain’t perfect and I’m still prone to wasting my time on stupid shit.
Funnily enough, it’s why to this day I still operate with and am held to account by a carefully selected Iron Council.
A group of other men that I respect and that will drag my feet over the coals for arsehole actions like this.
Something that I suspect I will pay a heavy penance for when we catch up in Rome, and as a group, next week…
Anyway, I’ll worry about that then, not now.
… Because for now, the message is clear.
The gravitational pull of directionless distraction is always strong at full force.
… Especially when it comes to men like you and I, who are literally forging ourselves in fire, and on the fly.
It’s why brother if you sense that you have skills, abilities and potential locked away – because you never get round to doing what REALLY needs to get done…
… Then now might be the time to consider putting in an application to come and join us here:
Make More. Provide More. Be More.