by Gene Crawford | May 24, 2023 | Episodes
The Power of Essentialism in Pursuing a Focused and Fulfilling Life
In this episode, we dive into the book “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown, exploring its principles and how they can help individuals struggling with burnout or feeling overwhelmed. We discuss the importance of focusing on doing less but better and giving full attention to what truly matters in both our professional and personal lives. By examining the framework of essence, explore, eliminate, and execute, we consider how to shift our priorities and create a more fulfilling and balanced experience. We also discuss the pervasive issue of burnout and the importance of identifying what is truly essential in our lives to combat it. We explore the concept of “less but better” and how it can impact our lives positively by focusing on the things that truly matter to us and learning to say no to requests that don’t align with our priorities.
Additionally, we delve into the importance of routines and the idea of starting small to generate big results, emphasizing that continuous improvement is more valuable than attempting to achieve perfection. Throughout the episode, we touch on tools and approaches to better understand and apply the concepts of essentialism, highlighting the importance of context when forming and building better habits. We also emphasize the importance of discipline in implementing these concepts and maintaining progress over time. Join us as we unpack the principles of essentialism and share insights on how to create a more focused, fulfilling, and efficient life.
by Gene Crawford | Apr 6, 2023 | Episodes
In this episode, we dive deep into the world of time management and productivity, a challenge faced by many ambitious individuals and entrepreneurs.
We discuss the difficulties of balancing work and personal life, as well as the importance of leveraging tools, skills, and resources to make the most out of our limited time. Our guest, Starlight Miller, shares her experience as an entrepreneur in residence at Richland Library, where she provided mentorship and inspiration to aspiring business owners. We explore the importance of learning from others on similar journeys and the concept of doing more with less. As we discuss the creation of a new company centered around helping people make better decisions with limited information and disconnected systems, we delve into the complexities of optimizing time management and understanding oneself.
We emphasize the significance of ensuring that a process works before attempting to optimize or automate it, to avoid amplifying existing issues and inefficiencies. Throughout the conversation, we touch on the importance of self-awareness, finding one’s optimal “lane” in business, and navigating the challenges of transitioning from an employee to a business owner. By focusing on what brings you joy and conviction, you can build a sustainable business that aligns with your values and goals. Join us as we investigate the concept of connecting technology with human behavior and preferences for better time management and productivity, and explore the idea of building a for-profit community-based company.
We also reflect on the importance of considering our goals and aspirations in the early stages of entrepreneurship, especially when aiming to build a company bigger than ourselves. Tune in to this insightful and thought-provoking episode as we discuss our struggles with time management, learn from each other’s experiences, and share valuable insights to help you optimize your life and achieve success in your personal and professional endeavors.
by Gene Crawford | Feb 15, 2023 | Episodes
Patrick is a serial entrepreneur, a lot of people say that, but he truly is one. He leads from both his head and his heart and I have loved every conversation i’ve had with him since connecting at last year’s Growth Summit here in Columbia, SC. Patrick has a ton of experience leading businesses of all kinds and shares some deep knowledge for all of us in this conversation.
by Gene Crawford | Jan 17, 2023 | Episodes
Dan has been what I’d call a “Digital Nomad” for a while now but recently settled down in Nashville, TN. We talk about what remote working looks like for him and some of the projects he’s gotten himself into recently as well as reminiscing about Front End Design Conf and all things community.
by Gene Crawford | Dec 28, 2022 | Episodes
How do YOU look back at your year and take notes so that you can celebrate any wins as well as use it to plan and execute goals for the future?