SNM268 Do Less to Make More with David Wood

Welcome to the Serve No Master Podcast! This podcast is aimed at helping you find ways to create new revenue streams or make money online without dealing with an underpaid or underappreciated job. Our host is best-selling author, Jonathan Green.

Today's guest is David Wood  is a passionate advocate for focus and efficiency. Having observed our culture's obsession with doing more with less time, he believes that many of us are focusing on the symptom rather than the underlying problem. David has personally experienced the negative consequences of attempting to do too many things at once, especially in the context of starting a business. He recognizes that trying to learn and master numerous skills simultaneously can ultimately lead to failure. David's interest in focus stems from his own journey and the realization that focusing on one thing at a time is key to success. He aims to help individuals overcome the overwhelm of multitasking and guide them towards a more focused and productive approach.

 In this episode, David Wood to discuss the art of doing less to make more. David shares his insights on how to free the mind by not constantly reading and circling things on a task list for several weeks. They dive into the challenges of remembering what has been done amidst distractions and the importance of separating work and personal time, particularly in the era of addictive inner programs and apps. He also emphasizes the efficiency gained from separating research and writing phases, and turning off notifications and distractions from emails. David believes that checking emails every three days is sufficient and shares his passion for understanding systems and reducing scattered thinking. David prefers a clear separation between work and leisure activities to avoid overworking and getting sick. The merging of the business and personal world can affect focus and make it harder to separate the two. 

Notable Quotes

–       The Importance of Focus in Business: “If you want any hope of ascending, clear your mind and focus on the matter at hand.” – [David Wood]

–   “The Power of Social Support in Productivity: That support, I didn't wanna do an hour on my own. I didn't really wanna do an hour with someone else, but I'm willing. And then once I'm into it, oh my god. It's amazing.”– [David Wood]

–  “The Power of Focus: I'm not that passionate about productivity in itself. I'm passionate about people's lives being something that they are proud of and something that on their deathbed, I want everyone to be able to look back and say, I gave it all. I gave it my everything.”– [David Wood]

–  “The number 1 reason people fail starting their own businesses is because they try to do too many things. That we buy too many products or try too many systems. We can't do it all.” – [Jonathan Green]

–    “We often worry about problems that we don't have yet. And one of the best lessons I ever learned was that focus is our most valuable resource.” – [Jonathan Green]

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