It’s a leap year, right?  Another day available to throw at that black hole of “stuff” that keeps gnawing away at you, right?

Sorry; an extra day every 4 years isn’t going to make an appreciable dent into your backlog.  For example, I have a friend who runs a non-profit.  She has (really!) over 20,000 unread emails.

An extra day isn’t going to do much to address that – there are other things that are more basic and foundational.

This week, with the extra day at the end of the week waiting for you, embrace these three truly transformational things that can have an impact that far exceeds your “extra day”:

  • Remember why you are doing what you’re doing: recall the concept of memento mori and think about, on your death bed, what would you really have wanted to have done in your life.  I hope it’s not cleaning out your email inbox.
  • Remember for whom you are doing what you’re doing: Is it for you?  Your spouse?  Your family?  Does the person in question actually want/need you to be venting your spleen like you’re doing?
  • Think about how long you want to do this: It’s just work – don’t forget to live.

Use that extra day in good health and come out of it differently; maybe the next Leap Year day you can look back at 2020 and be grateful…

Alex is a game changer, a fixer, and a no-nonsense entrepreneur who gets to the heart of the matter with business owners. Alex has more than 25 years of experience driving organizational change through strategic planning and execution. By focusing on a client’s specific value and the subsequent growth and scaling of the enterprise, Alex has driven businesses to more than 11M in revenue growth, with up to 61x ROI on their investment. An Atlanta native, Alex graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and received a Master’s degree in Information Systems from George Washington University. After a 15-year career in manufacturing, health information management, and financial services, Alex broadened his experience even more by working in diverse industries ranging from multiple professional service verticals (e.g., law, medical, engineering, etc.) to the non-profit sector. He was instrumental in the turn-around of a public company that started at $18MM and subsequently sold for over $300MM. Alex’s roots run deep through the Atlanta community he serves. He is a mentor in the Georgia Tech Mentor Jackets program, President Emeritus of the Georgia Tech Intown Alumni Network, and an event sponsor for the George Washington University Alumni Association Atlanta Club. He currently serves on the board of Pinecrest Academy and past board chair of Lifecycle Building Center, a nonprofit community resource whose mission is to make the lifecycle use of the built environment increasingly efficient and sustainable.