Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Rethinking Scarcity

We used the DNA of renaissance artists. Unfortunately we had a slight mutation

I had an epiphany over the holidays.

I am the scarce resource.

This idea has completely changed how I approach requests.

As I mentioned last week, I realized that there are two resources that likely will not increase:

  • Me.  (At least until I figure out how to clone myself, and I’m not entirely sure that this is a good idea.)
  • The number of hours in a day (24, until I figure out how to work within parallel universes.)

Opportunities, however, ARE plentiful.

For example, on January 12, 2018 – there were 8,167 jobs for “Project Managers in the Washington DC Metro Area.”

I keep seeing surveys where employers bemoan the “lack of skilled workers.”

I keep seeing complaints about email, social media feeds, and all the demands for our attention and energy.

Think about the number of personal requests for your time and energy you have received today.

Think about WHY you are receiving these personal requests.

I suspect there is something unique about the way you approach things that is more appealing.

The scarce resource is YOU.

Don’t let anyone make you think otherwise.


Looking to get more organized in 2018?

I’d like to share a free PDF containing a useful personal prioritization exercise to help you get started.



I hope you can join me on this journey!

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