Create a Vacuum

You know, I did five years of Akimbo, it was in the top 1% of all podcasts, and then I just stopped.

And I stopped not because I didn’t love it, I did love it, I stopped because if I kept doing it, there’s something else I wouldn’t do instead.

And creating a vacuum is required so that I will do the hard work of filling the vacuum.

But if I just keep doing the thing, then there is no vacuum.

If there’s something pending, it’s not a vacuum.

There have been times when something so good came along, I did it and then had to remove things so I could do it.

This is not what I’m talking about.

I am talking about an actual uncomfortable vacuum where you feel like you’re never gonna work again, where nothing can possibly be worth what you gave up.

And that’s hard to do.