Shoshin Sunday #44: Don't be like Voldemort

Hey friends,

In the excitement of everything opening up, I’ve already spread myself thin.

I’m back to yoga, football (soccer), dance, and gym. I love them all individually but all in the same week is tough.

Then a new friend has been encouraging me to return to my karate training too…

But the truth is I can’t handle everything the way I used to when I was 21.

When we try to do too many things at once, we’re splitting our limited energy in a way that becomes overwhelming quickly.

I liken it to Voldemort from Harry Potter splitting his soul into fragments.

The more passions you try to maintain at once, the less stable you become and the more likely you are to burn out (or in my case get injured!)

It sounds counterintuitive but sometimes it’s better to delay giving time to something you love to be happier overall.

Let me know if you’re struggling at the moment where you’re trying to pick between competing passions.

Have a wonderful week,


My best stuff this week:

My Mindful & Driven episode with Quora superstar Sean Kernan who has hundreds of millions of views online and ghostwrites for actors and CEOs.

Why I Never Reveal Exactly How Much I Earn Online

How To Troubleshoot Your Mood To Help You Find Balance

How Jeff Lawson Built a $64 Billion Company By Focusing On Developers

This week’s book recommendation:

The Unfair Advantage by Ash Ali and Hasan Kubba

This is the book I’m currently reading and it’s been named the business book of the year. I like it because it isn’t full of the usual bs and invites you to make the most of what you’re already great at rather than play on your anxieties.

Something random:

Here are 25 crazy goals from Cristiano Ronaldo to soothe your eyes with funky background music. (Yes, I support Manchester United despite being born in London, I have no excuses or shame).