The Tyranny of Opportunity

  • When you don’t have enough, it feels helpless.
  • When you have too much, it feels overwhelming.
  1. Busy chasing new opportunities.
  2. Busy working to take advantage of our existing opportunities.

In Search of Balance

man walking on forest

Advice from the Trenches

1. Identify Hard Boundaries

gray cyclone wire
  • The type of opportunities you will or won’t entertain
  • How many hours you will dedicate to a certain activity every week or month
  • The lowest billable rate you are willing to negotiate

2. Overcome Paralysis with Process

white green and orange box

3. Quantify “enough”

person holding orange fruits
  • After how many hours will you have worked enough today? This week? This month? This year?
  • How much money do you need to earn before you can breathe?

Exert Control

  • You can identify and enforce boundaries.
  • You can focus on making small gains even when things feel out of sorts.
  • You can define, for yourself, when you have enough.

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Founder, Superhero Institute. Speaker. Trainer. Consultant. World’s Most Handsome Strategist. Relentless Student of Leadership. Podcaster.

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Jeff Gibbard

Jeff Gibbard

Founder, Superhero Institute. Speaker. Trainer. Consultant. World’s Most Handsome Strategist. Relentless Student of Leadership. Podcaster.