PP 669: Getting Un-Busy with Garland Vance
“Getting un-busy was about first getting a lot of those commitments off my plate so that they became a lot more manageable mentally and physically.” ~Garland Vance
Garland Vance was busy being busy when his doctor told him words he didn’t expect. “Your being busy will kill you.” Garland’s subsequent research not only changed him, but is on course to save the lives of many.
Listen as Garland and Kim Sutton share their own stories of being busy, the health implications each faced as a result, and the journey of their individual recoveries from busy-ness.
02:25 Kim’s sleep deprivation
04:03 Garland’s journey
09:31 Kim’s prescription
10:18 Garland’s thesis
13:31 Getting un-busy
16:11 Getting shit done
21:22 Knowing which goals to pursue
22:55 Working with his wife
25:04 Why Kim started her business
27:05 Defaulting to yes vs. defaulting to no
31:28 Purposeful, productive and peaceful
32:36 Purposeful Parentpreneurs
34:55 Girl Scouts
36:22 Controlling busy within the family
38:40 Prioritizing together over to-dos
“I am eight months in to being un-busy and I love it.” – Kim Sutton
“Getting un-busy was about first getting a lot of those commitments off my plate so that they became a lot more manageable mentally and physically.” – Garland Vance
“My God swears at me, okay? He gets the point across.” – Kim Sutton
“You can’t say ‘yes’ to everything. You need to learn to say ‘no’ to a lot. But, for us, it’s about impact first, and then, secondarily, it’s about finances.” – Garland Vance
“I thought my purpose was to make money and support my family by saying ‘yes’ to everything. That’s a sad place to be in.” – Kim Sutton
“The busy people tend to default to ‘yes.’ They say ‘yes’ to everything.” – Garland Vance
“I don’t want to enable laziness anymore.” – Kim Sutton
“Purpose is knowing your why, productivity is doing your why, and peace is resting in your why.” – Garland Vance
About Garland Vance:
Dr. Garland Vance has been helping people and teams get clarity about their life and leadership for over twenty years. He is an author, speaker, and consultant. Along with his wife, Dorothy, he cofounded AdVance Leadership to help high capacity leaders and organizations live and lead with Purpose, Productivity, and Peace. He has helped his clients (which span from Fortune 500 Companies to nonprofits) stress less, accomplish more, and fulfill their highest priorities.
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