68: Practical Priorities

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In this solo episode, Thane shares some of his favorite strategies for prioritizing well. For many of us, life is full up with no room to spare. In order to make sure we are actually moving towards our goals or accomplishing what we set out to do, we need to become proficient in properly prioritizing the most important tasks.

Through the tips shared by Thane, as well as the personal illustrations he provides, you will be enabled and empowered to join him in prioritizing well, and learning how to live a good life.

Quotes

“I think that’s one of the most underrated or under discussed things with ‘building’ - is that it takes a long time.”  - Thane Ringler

“The only thing you can do with Rome in a day is burn it.”  - Andy Crouch

“You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end.”  - Sidney Friedman

“The most expensive currency in the world is experience.”  - Whitney Wolfe Herd

“Recognize and understand your why - the reason for doing what you’re setting out to do.”  - Thane Ringler

“If you don’t start with a purpose, if you don’t start with a ‘why’ behind what you’re doing, it’s not going to last.”  - Thane Ringler

“Focus on where your momentum is now so that you can capitalize on it.”  - Thane Ringler

“We are in a workaholic culture, and we think that quantity always equals quality, and that’s definitely not true.”  - Thane Ringler

“It’s not about how much you can do, it’s about how much good work you can do.”  - Thane Ringler

“Wrong is easy; gravity does the job. Right is difficult and long, but it frees our mind to move from shadow to light.”  - Wendell Berry

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.”  - Eleanor Roosevelt

“The goal of our lives should not be about us, should not be self-focused, it needs to be ending with a focus on others.”  - Thane Ringler

“Ultimately what we do, the work that we do, it needs to be the flourishing and service of others.”  - Thane Ringler

Show Notes

Chance? - Why Nothing Just Happens - Thane Marcus
The Talent Code - Daniel Coyle
Make It Stick - Peter Brown
Collaboration with Thane

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Time-Markers

1:30 - iTunes Review
2:30 - Housekeeping
3:30 - Patreon Shoutout
5:00 - Practical Priorities
5:30 - Context from Thane’s Life
9:30 - Helpful Strategies
12:30 - Understand Your Why
15:15 - Chunking Time/Priorities
20:00 - Pomodoro Technique
23:00 - Collaboration Work
27:00 - Book Announcement