Sometimes you’re constrained on time and need to carve 15 minutes out of your day.
Sometimes you need to grapple with Artem in the hotel room.
From “Win or Learn” by John Kavanagh:
He had Artem Lobov with him along the way, so they were training as they travelled. We’ve learned over the years that there’s always time to train, even if that involves moving the beds aside in a hotel room to create sufficient space for a session.
- Healthy: It’s sort of literally in the example. To get started, you’ll need to find ways to get moving and to make time that you thought you didn’t have. Once you’re at the top of the game, you might need to find edges here. A little goes a long way, especially if a little is all you’ve got.
- Wealthy: One of my favorite creative concepts is from Chase Jarvis about staying “creative ready”. You won’t always have your full studio with you. Do you have a minimal toolset for whatever it is that you’re creating? I know that all I really need to write is my phone. But I’ll convince myself day in and day out that I need my desk and chair and ergonomic keyboard. If Conor can grapple in a hotel room, I can make something without my laptop.
- Wise: Don’t take all that time away though. When you’re getting started, you might have plenty of time to spare. If you’re running on all cylinders, it can become tempting to start carving time out of things that shouldn’t be carved. Don’t sleep deprive yourself in the name of working out for health.
Make time. Make space.
Make sure to push the beds back when you’re done.