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Why We’re Calling It A Day. Well, kinda.

It can be hard to know when to walk away.

After 3+ years, and with a heavy heart, we’re closing the doors to our home.

This article digs into the process we went through and the lessons we learned along the way: from realising something wasn’t quite right, to working to understand it and finally letting it go.

It can be really hard to know when to call time on a project. But when you notice yourself getting worn out by your workload, a step back and a re-think is in order.

“Saying yes to more and more good ideas without dumping some of the earlier commitments invariably leads to a place of compounding complexity. Too many good ideas eventually combine to make one big bad idea.” — Jason Fried

Read the full post: Knowing When It’s Time to Walk Away: Closing the Doors for the Last Time


Other big ideas on the blog this month…

How 7 Days In India Made Me A Better Business Leader

The best events have a kind of rhythm, a pattern we’ve noticed where the right people meet in an inspiring place, and are freed up to make big decisions and serendipitous connections.

Find out what happens when 25 purpose-driven people from around the world come together with a shared intention.

The Pause Tool

Our favourite Alpine mindfulness Guru Sally-Anne offers a practical and simple exercise for creating space in your day. Read once and apply often for a challenging day, a hectic week or even a whole busy life.

Want to lead with purpose? Then hurry up and slow down

Our need for speed is killing creativity, harming the planet and causing founder burnout on an unprecedented scale. We’re proof that there’s another way.


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