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The Orphaned Briefcase Arrives

by fivesimplethings on June 24th, 2010

Monday arrived.  No bag.

I sat down and figured out all of the things I could simply get done with a pen and some paper.  I needed to write some notes to some clients.   I wanted some “brain time” to think about my company’s strategy for the next few months.  It’s amazing what I was able to do without the distraction of the constant pinging of instant messenger.  It was freeing to see what I could do without the distraction of the inbox.

I reached out to people more effectively.

I focused more intently in my planning.

The next thing I knew, it was late afternoon.

The doorbell rang.  The FedEx man stood at the door smiling through the sweat that was consuming him in the early summer heat.  He handed me the box coupled with an apology.  “Sorry about the weather on Saturday. We just couldn’t get the plane to land.”  “No worries,” I said. “I  really didn’t need the package that much anyway.”

What could you get done if you were able to leave your routine?  How is it holding you back? Let me know in the comments section or on twitter with the hashtag #fivesimplethings.

-John Tolsma

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