As I step back into the work world today, after being focused on my family during the past two weeks during my father in laws finals days and passing, I want to thank my team for all their help during this time, and reflect on what I can learn – if I can get over my habits.

Here is the excellent news: our company has run without a hitch while I was out.  Everything that I think my team needs me for: they don't. All the "stuff" I spend so much time worrying about and detail I put my nose into is a waste of my brain space and, in some respects, probably annoying to my team.

The truth of the matter is that I am free to focus my efforts and energy on the areas that I should be: the company's future, my writing, my speaking, and my next book. And yet, it is so easy to fall back into old habits and be "busy" with stuff that I had to be busy with five years ago but don't have to be anymore.

I remember having the same revelation after returning to work after my father's passing just over two years ago.  It didn’t take me long to slip into my old habits then.  Hopefully, I can learn this time.