The importance of switching off

The importance of switching off

This quote haunts me.

“The problem is you are not all in at work, and you are not all off at home.”

(I heard Benjamin Hardy say it.)

Most people tell themselves that they have to work longer to grow their business.

But what if that was a false narrative?

What if all you had to do was to replace distractions (your phone) with focus.

What if you replaced the quantity of hours with the quality of hours?

What if you replaced shallow work with deep work?

If you did that consistently (that word is the important one), do you think results would significantly improve without more hours?

Yes, but…

…To get remarkable results, there is another important element at play here.

And that is switching off when you get home.


And this is the hard part.

Because we think scrolling on our phone as switching off.

Could that be another false narrative?

What if we put our phone to one side?

What if cleared our head of the day?

What if around the dinner table we were actually there?

A lot of people talk about having a morning routine.

But maybe an evening routine is as important.

David Hieatt

David Hieatt

Bankrupt at 16. Thrown out of college at 18. Joined Saatchi + Saatchi at 21. Started howies in 1995. Sold it to Timberland. Left. Started The Do Lectures. Started Hiut Denim Co.

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