Thursday, September 17, 2009

#710 Frames — Work and Otherwise

Frames for Work and Life My new favorite word: FRAMEWORK Tim Ferriss said in The 4-hour Workweek, "I didn't realize that working every hour from 9—5 isn't the goal; it's simply the structure most people use..." as in a framework. In business we talk of frames—work or otherwise—like life, to structure a model in an attempt to explain how one or more systems functions. Or, perhaps to design a system to meet our vision of the future. Notice the hole in our model pictured above? Let's call this the "9—5 Frame" as in the J/O/B most folks head off to each day. Until I read this passage, I simply had never thought of a job as an attempt to solve a problem. In other words, my vantage point was not very original. I was merely following the crowd mentality. I just never gave it any serious thought. My bad Here is the problem: good people are using this framework alone in an attempt to create their future. Most expect somehow that this approach will result in dreams coming true. Tim's book is an eye-opening extravaganza of "hits to the side of the head" in an attempt to suggest that "less is more". That the 95 mentality cannot produce breakthroughs. At least not very often. Wow. I get it! Do you? Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey (c)2009, Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey. All rights reserved.
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