Angela joins Charlie on the episode today to share a special announcement. Along with their announcements, they discuss the seasons of change in our work and projects, and how you know if it’s time to take a break.
[1:15] - The podcast is going on a season break between Season 4 and Season 5. Charlie and Angela have been doing the podcast for nearly four years now, and have decided to focus their energies on some new projects.
[4:18] - When they were discussing the break, Charlie and Angela were talking about the seasons of life, the seasons of business, and the seasons of projects. While the podcast is a great project, it’s important for them to prioritize what they need to.
[6:25] - Running a weekly podcast is a lot of work, and they have been reflecting on what that work displaces in other areas of their business. Charlie will be spending his time, energy, and attention on his book.
[8:20] - Charlie and Angela wanted to talk about the thought process behind their break because many of us might have a project we’ve been working on and it might be time to go on a break or take some time off to focus on something else. If you do have a project like this, think about what you could do to take a break and recharge and reassess, and think about when a good time to do that would be.
[10:00] - The important thing to consider when a project really matters to you is, are you giving it your all or are you just sort of skating by? Is the project you’re working on still the priority, and should it be?
[11:52] - Before you take a break, celebrate what you’ve done and what you’ve created. This is their 200th episode for the podcast, and they’ve had at least 500,000 downloads, and have had 125 to 150 different guests on the podcast.
[13:30] - Don’t worry, the show isn’t done! There are great guests lined up for Season 5, and they are planning some different directions the show is going to take.
[14:52] - Charlie’s challenge for this episode is to think about what you might be doing that may benefit from a break, or some way for you to take a step back, celebrate what you’ve done, and come back to the project with renewed excitement and energy.
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