What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas (And Not Enough Time)

What do you do when you have too many ideas and not enough time? Or similarly, what about when you have too many tasks and not enough energy?

As an entrepreneur, I feel like I’ve been battling this issue for awhile. There is always another opportunity to chase or a new product idea that sounds exciting. For a long time, I felt guilty about ignoring good ideas that came my way and so I kept adding more to my to-do list.

However, during a recent conversation with Travis Dommert, I learned about a new strategy for dealing with the issue of having too many ideas and projects.

It all comes down to treating your life like a rose bush.

Let me explain what Travis taught me…

Ideas are Like Rose Buds

As a rose bush grows it creates more buds than it can sustain. If you talk to an experienced gardener, they will tell you that rose bushes need to be pruned to bring out the best in both their appearance and their performance.

You see, a rose bush isn’t like a tree. It can’t grow wider and taller each year. And that means if you never trim away some of the buds, then the bush will eventually exhaust itself and die. There are only so many resources to go around. And if you really want a rose bush to flourish, then it needs to be trimmed down not just once, but each year. [1]

Ideas are like rose bushes: they need to be consistently pruned and trimmed down. And just like a rose bush, pruning away ideas — even if they have potential — allows the remaining ideas to fully blossom.

Just like the rose bush, we face constraints in our lives. We have a limited amount of energy and willpower to apply each day. It’s natural for new ideas and projects to come into our life — just like it’s natural for a rose bush to add new buds — but we have to prune things away before we exhaust ourselves.

In other words: new growth is natural and it’s normal for tasks and ideas to creep into your life, but full growth and optimal living requires pruning.

We All Need to Cut Good Branches

I like the rose bush analogy because it brings up something that is often lost in most conversations about productivity and simplicity: if you want to reach your full potential, you have to cut out ideas and tasks that are good, but not great.

In my experience, this is really hard to do.

  1. If you’re building a business, maybe you have 3 product lines that are profitable. Your business might grow by 5x if you focus on all three, but which product line will grow by 500x if you put all of your energy into it?
  2. If you’re training in the gym, there are all sorts of exercises that could make you stronger. But which two or three exercises will build a foundation of strength better than anything else?
  3. If you’re thinking about the relationships in your life, there are dozens of people that you are connected to in some way. But which people bring energy into your life and which ones suck energy out of it?

Most rose buds could grow if they are given the chance. In other words, most buds are like a good idea: they have potential. But in order for the entire bush to flourish and live a healthy life, you have to choose the ones with the most potential and cut the rest.

The Bottom Line

Gardener and writer Elizabeth Roth says, “Roses that are left unpruned can become a tangled mess of old and new canes all competing for air and light.” [2]

We can say the same thing about our lives. A life left unpruned can become a twisted knot of ideas, tasks, and projects competing for your limited time and resources. If you don’t prune some of the branches from your life, the important ones will never flourish.

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  1. Travis first read about the rose bud analogy in the book Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud. I haven’t read the book, but I added this note to make sure Dr. Cloud gets credit for originally developing the idea.
  2. Pruning by Elizabeth Roth, Rose Magazine.

Thanks again to Travis Dommert for sharing the rose bud analogy with me.


  1. Hi James,

    I think the idea has actually appeared much earlier than Dr. Cloud. He doesn’t specifically mention roses, but John Ruskin said: “That his whole life, on the contrary, must, if it is healthy life, be continually one of ploughing and pruning, …” in A Joy Forever.

  2. I just love this analogy! Never thought about life this way — perhaps I have always been trying to do too much for my own good!

    • I hear you. I’ve struggled with trying to take on too many ideas for a long time. Good luck putting your pruning into action, Susan!

  3. Thank you for another wonderful insight, put in a way that sticks in my brain, like your writing does. I’ve had so many things I’ve wanted to learn and do, and facing the reality that I cannot do all of them within my lifespan is a challenge. So easy to be distracted by new ideas and wishes. Choosing those things that both support my deepest values and have the greatest chance of taking hold and bringing deep joy is my ongoing work. You have to cut even good branches! Hadn’t thought to frame it that way.

  4. I also feel that when life throws us a curve ball, we can use that difficult time as pruning shears to cut away what’s not important. If I can’t change a particular situation immediately, or leave, then I can interact and use the situation to prune away what is unnecessary and unhelpful in my thought processes and conditioned reactions.

    • Great thought process, Kathleen. Turning obstacles into opportunities is a valuable skill. Glad you enjoyed the article!

  5. What a simple beautiful concept and quite effective. I needed to hear this. I have struggled focusing on one project and its like this idea cut through my mind fog. Light bulb moment for sure. Thank you!

    • My thoughts exactly, Margaret! This couldn’t have come at a better time for me. This bit of wisdom will be stored alongside the 1% improvement suggestion you proposed awhile ago, James. I have learned so much from your blog that I sort of followed on a whim; couldn’t be happier that I found you!

  6. That was exciting and something to care intensely. Thanks for sharing.

    I want to tell you that you are doing an excellent job, which will equally benefit you and others.

    Go on and God Bless You.

  7. Thanks for the article, James. Beautiful analogy. I guess it is good to have multiple ideas, but when you have too many of them you get overwhelmed. I always struggle with that. The “pruning” method is similar to 80/20 principle, isn’t it? You need to analyze what might (does) work the best and stick to it, and get rid of the rest.

  8. Have you got an IG yet? I wanted to just now do the emogi with hands up!

    GREAT! I needed to see this. Somehow I will try to compose it into a post, to post on my IG and Facebook. Seriously, thank you!

    Especially us who fight with, “Did I just give up?” No. I pruned that project out the way! ( Exhales )

  9. This a really cool and different way of looking at life! I’ve been working a lot lately on simplifying things to help me de-stress. I’ve been getting rid of things in my house that I don’t need, cutting out bills where I can (i.e. cable), saying “no” more often to too many commitments, and allowing myself to stop feeling guilty about spending more time alone than with my family and friends.

    I’m pruning the rose bush that is my life. :)

    Thank you for introducing this concept!

  10. Love the analogy! Thanks for sharing.

    It seems also like this pruning process might be easier with the help of the mentors in your life.

    If we’re the rose bush, and the buds are our ideas, some people have a difficult time being the gardener as well. They’ve put energy and time, and filled the idea with hope. Even if you’re collecting hard data, some people don’t want to let go.

    In those cases, it might be best to run your projects by someone you trust with a success metric that matches your own ideal to tell you which of your projects you should focus on, and which ones you should prune out.

    • Great point, Nate. Mentors can be like the gardeners in our lives. And a good gardeners can turn a rose bush into a masterpiece.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  11. “We have a limited amount of energy and willpower to apply each day.” Truer words were never spoken. but I live in Arizona, not so sure about how the rose bushes out here take the heat. “I will go practice sitting on a cactus.” This might improve focus & brevity in quickly determining what has priority.

    (That is a paraphrase of what my then-4-year old son once said)

  12. This is truly amazing. I was just talking about why my rose bush died out this year when it had already come back for the past two years. The answer: I forgot to trim it back before the winter. So not only did this post give me some help with my rose bushes, but it also gave me some pretty good pointers about my own life.

    Thank you for the post.

  13. I happened upon you about 6 months ago and it was like finding that one sunny spot on a dreary day. Like many other entrepreneurs, I love to create, learn, volunteer, work, exercise and help others accomplish goals they never thought they would reach. I have an interest in so many things that I exhaust myself trying to do them all. Reading this was like receiving permission to breathe. Thank you so very much.

    • Glad you’re breathing again, Deborah! In all seriousness, I really appreciate the kind words and it’s a privilege to write for both you and the rest of our community. I can’t wait to share more of my work with you. Thanks for reading.

  14. Great reminder that we have to focus in life to succeed. I like Nate’s comment about mentors. If you don’t know how to prune a rose bush correctly, it’s not going to perform at its best during the season or year-to-year, no matter how much you realize that pruning is necessary. You need guidance in pruning a rose bush, just as you may need guidance in figuring out what’s important to focus on.

    Steve Jobs, as is often the case when it comes to innovation, had a great observation on this same topic: “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.”

  15. You have articulated this beautifully. Thanks James. I now understand why I found Facebook and other social media so draining! I had really old relationships, unresolved ones, new ones, confusing ones, all at the same spot. I left for a few years because I couldn’t figure out what was going on. It was just a tangled up mess of a rose bush. All I needed to do was prune the rose bush not chop the whole tree down… I just didn’t have the courage to prune because I didn’t want to hurt some roses.
    Now, I am really motivated because the context you described has clarified things for me. Thanks so much James!

  16. James, you are fitly named — Clear. Your twice weekly posts are consistently thought-provoking and illuminating. Thank You.

  17. James, you always and consistently spell it out in a concise and easy to grasp manner. Always spot on! I’ve shared your articles with friends and therapy clients alike. Thank you for your wisdom.

    • I’m glad you’re finding my articles useful, Heather. I really appreciate you reading. (And thanks for sharing my work too!)

  18. I love gardening and your composition sets me free to look at my many ideas and projects with the same ruthlessness that produces a great garden. When gardening I easily chop and pull things out that need to go, with no remorse. There will always be more and better growth, or maybe even a spot for a new plant. But I know which plants are the rare treasures that need more air, water and light. Now for that truthful look at my book collection, hobby room, etc. Thanks so much James.

  19. James, you are the highlight in my Monday and Thursday. Thanks for saying that it is OK to prune the good ideas. Now I just need to figure out what to prune. The last time I pruned a rose bush, I pruned it back to a wild rose.

  20. Nicely put! I really like this analogy of ideas as rose buds and how they must be kept. It’s important for us to keep in mind (I as I need to remind myself of this constantly) that if any idea is to bear fruit, just like a seed, it must be left alone for a gestation period. Then, if it is meant to grow, it will rise fill its potential in virtue of its nature – not our force feeding it. Shakespeare says, in his play King Lear, “Ripeness is all” – Thanks for this good reminder James. Much needed at this time!
    – Ben

  21. Wonderful analogy… so simple yet we all keep running in the herd! Its all about focused minimalisation in what you chose and plan to go. Thanks James for sharing this analogy!

  22. As someone I once knew said, “Don’t let the good be the robber of the best”. I’ve had to “prune” the good for the sake of the best several times in the past. Not always easy, but always the right decision.

    PS – James, I am a subscriber to several blogs from great thinkers, and you’ve genuinely placed yourself right amongst the very top of my list. Cheers!

    Best regards,
    Clint Leffingwell

  23. Sitting in a chilly winter’s morning in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. The idea of pruning really hit home to me … too many awesome ideas. Now I need to get pruning. Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. So special to me.

    • I hear you. I think this is something we all battle with Kem. One thing to keep in mind: it’s probably better to prune too much (you can always add it back in). I find that when I cut things out pretty ruthlessly, I usually get by on much less easier than I expected.

      Good luck!

  24. You always seem to be relevant to my issues at hand James. Just yesterday I began to drown in an ever growing to do list of tasks that spanned 2 pages. Time to pick up the secateurs!

  25. Hi James,

    I’m a recent reader of your blog but I confess I’m getting addicted. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing all this positive and helpful thoughts. I also have a blog that I’m trying to keep updated.

    Thanks again for your posts,

  26. James, I so love your posts. There’s always a little nugget out there that strikes home. I have been trying to check out your photos too. But in my line of work, the endless travel and the constant juggling between work, family, home and kids, I find myself not being able to have the time to focus on anything else… start checking out your photos blog, and get called away on a telecon; start reading a blog and get an email; and of course, the intermittent internet connectivity during the travels. And the more substantive aspect of this crazy life is never being able to put in place all those interesting good practices that I read in your blogs. Would be glad to hear your thoughts on how to address the chaos. Writing in from the burning wetlands of Agbogbloshie, Accra.

  27. Thanks James. I pray to God that he will give you lots of energy and strength for writing these incredible topics that help the human beings all over the world.

    Many many thanks,

  28. James, this was a particularly timely post for me. I had several “really good ideas” this week that I broke stride to work on. The change in focus just sucked the air out of the momentum I’d built. It’s another way of seeing the forest for the trees — a healthy, beautiful rose bush. Thank you for that. Fear (of any kind) can really drive a scarcity approach that says I have to do it all for “it” to work. The alternative, as you suggest, is to trim the fat/prune the rose bush and focus on those one or two activities/exercises/habits/behaviors/ideas that will make the difference. Much needed pearl of wisdom.

  29. If we are unable to distinguish between a better idea, what shall we do? e.g. A boy is good at computers and also like to write articles, poems, etc. — which course should he opt for?

  30. Now I’m going to be one of those people to write …”Thank you so much for this article. It’s exactly what I needed right now!” :/

    But truly, I guess it’s one reason most of us follow blogs like yours. To learn and grow and sometimes to get just that right burst of information and inspiration that we need at a particular time.

    I am at a time of needing to forge a new path (and career) in life and I have a million thoughts and ideas and have been quite overwhelmed. As a friend put it the other day, I’m like a “…boat in the middle of the ocean with a broken rudder.” Quite apt really.

    It’s time to do some pruning and to focus on the things that are going to help me flourish.

    Thanks again.

  31. Timely word for this period of transition in my life. Cloud and Townsend are excellent teachers e.g. their Boundaries course is something I have used to help many people . Thanks James, time for some reflection as to where the pruning needs to fall.

      • Hello James, I am amazed that thanking respondents or commentators is one of those things you give your quality time. Not a common with many. Thank you for being there for us.

  32. First time to comment here because I really loved and needed to read this article. Thank you. :)

  33. Hey James,

    This is (and always will be I guess!) a challenge for all startups. It’s really not an easy question to answer. But what we can do is ask this question to ourselves and make a choice. I have made this mistake myself for my startup and am finally finding an area of focus.


  34. Always love your posts James! Thank you for your light – it is both refreshing and insightful, always. Love this analogy, and all such examples that deal with gardening. Thank you!!!

  35. Great message today James. I find myself trying to complete too many tasks sometimes and get half of them done. I started writing the non urgent ones down and I make it a point to spend 15 minutes every morning on this list. It has really helped me stay focused on the important tasks throughout the day and get things done.

    Thank you for your twice a week inspiration.

  36. Being a Rose in the Road myself, this is exactly where I find myself. I have been pruning, and it is a constant process. Thank you for the reminder, and that book Necessary Endings is worth every penny and word. I have already loaned my out several times. Valuable time spent reading and ingesting its brain fertilizer! Love your posts!

  37. James, it is happening in my life and sometimes it becomes really hard what to accept and what to reject. This rose bud analogy will certainly help.

  38. I love the analogy of the rose bush! Keep up the good work. I try to take time to read most of the newsletters you send to me.

  39. Great analogy James, I have a question for you though. What if I don’t want the business to remain a rose bush? I want it to grow taller and wider like a tree. In our industry there are bushes and trees and some these guys are red wood trees. How did they get it right with so many product lines? Even they started as a bush!

    (Not trying to be a critic here. I am great fan of your articles and I have put it across to all my senior managers to subscribe to your newsletter.)

  40. Carrots & Roses
    One year I planted carrots. I was told that you have to prune the seedlings so that each has space around it to grow: one seedling/inch.

    I thought, to heck with that, Darwin rules. It’s survival of the fittest! And I left all the seedlings in a mass thinking the strong ones would take over the weak ones and I’d get a nice big crop of super great carrots.

    What happened? LOL. Each seedling grew next to its neighbor happily. Nobody overtook anybody. I ended up with dozens of pencil-thin carrots…

  41. I needed to read this about 40 years ago; I would have saved myself a good deal of grief had I been able to apply it. The good news is, my daughter is just like me, always wrestling with which road to travel next. I will pass this analogy on to her and hope she will prune some of her branches without guilt or second thoughts. Thank you!

  42. Hi James, your lucid way of explaining things if continued relentlessly there is no doubt one day you wont find time to comment. Nevertheless, about the article it is always said that we should be adaptable to change and do what is most important than the least for an effective time management, but many fail to distinguish the importance of ideas and what they have to prioritize, but what your article has done is it has removed that drawback, thanks to your simple presentation of the analogy.

  43. Thanks, James. As your alma mater moves forward with strategic planning, we know we’ll have to trim away from promising rose buds. It’s so hard to do, but I appreciated this analogy. The potential for great outcomes requires some risk-taking against careful observation of possibility.

  44. Thanks for this post, James. I particularly liked your connection of creativity to a natural process limited by available time, energy and resources. So much of what I read is about “do more”, “do more”, “why aren’t you doing more”, and “are you doing more yet?” It’s refreshing to read something that advises balance instead of disruption.

  45. Dear James,
    What a great article.It seems this will help me in business,for many ideas were wiling away my time Now with Rose plant analogy it clear.Thanks
    Mahesh Ghai

  46. I know it can be tough to let go of great ideas. So my suggestion would be to place all good ideas that can’t be pursued into a Someday/Maybe list (Getting Things Done system).

    That way, at some point in the future when you have more resources available, you can reconsider those old ideas and select a few to pursue intently.

  47. I simply can not tell you how much I appreciate your writings and your point of view. No need to respond — just wanted to say thank you.

  48. Necessary Endings by Dr. Cloud is an excellent book. It covers many areas of life. Thanks for reminding me of his analogy.

    I need to take a picture of my rosebush when it blooms in a few days to keep that reminder in front of me. It IS so difficult to prune out good things.

    Great reminder!

  49. Such an ahaaaa moment when you put it like that about the roses that need pruning, like our thoughts and deeds. Relating to gardening makes a lot of sense.

    Thanks so much.

  50. Wow! That is a fantastic analogy. To take it further, in applying it to my own experience, many of us are afraid to prune for fear of cutting the wrong branch. And then you have a tangled mess and have no idea where to start pruning! I would like to hear your input on how best to deal with crippling indecision that keeps one scattered all over the place.

  51. Thanks for sharing the rose bush analogy James. We need to be selective in anything we do because as cliche as it sounds we can’t get everything we want in life.

    “A life left unpruned can become a twisted knot of ideas, tasks, and projects competing for your limited time and resources.”

    Definitely agree with that.

  52. Wonderful article! So pertinent to my life right now. I struggle with having so many ideas, starting them all gung-ho, and then I fizzle out and they get left by the wayside. What a great way to look at it! I’ve got some gardening to do…

  53. Great analogy! I’ve grown roses and know that it is true that not all growth can be supported equally or well. I’m adding this thought to my short list of key things to remember because the surplus of new ideas nearly buries me at times.

  54. The graceful ability to prune extraneous items from one’s life is an ability that’s eluded me, for numerous decades.

    I love the rose metaphor. Helps to make it more appealing by using this item of inherent beauty. But only if the single rose cared for, tended to, and consistently and accurately assessed. If not, the rosebush more resembles a tattered, thorny mess. And can’t create this thing of beauty.

    The need to prune becomes obvious.

    But which branches are unworthy of development? How, if all roses (or actually the branches) seem equal in desire and potential, does the learned pruner decide which ones to ax?

    I have difficulty axing roses. I dig so much about life and projects and relationships and work and hobbies … life. And I feel that if I ax something I’ll miss out on the bloom that that branch may offer.

    Unfortunately, growth in any one area is stifled. Life then suffers as resources are spread too thin. For example, earning power correlates to a lack of specialization. With a lack of income comes a lack of choices.

    But, each time a branch gets axed and falls to the ground it sounds to me like a huge steel door slamming shut … BOOM!

    I hate slamming doors, and piles of dead rose branches.

    And yet, if I choose to look deeper, could it be that what truly allows me to exist in the thorny mess of indecision is … fear?

  55. For those times that “pruning” is just too ruthless, another very useful way to get clear (“clear,” get it?) is to move things to a “someday/maybe” list. And then ignore the “someday/maybe” list until you have a real opening. This idea (from David Allen’s Getting Things Done) is cognitively sound – you’ve done something about the idea, you’ve acknowledged its value, but you’ve also acknowledged that it’s not appropriate for now, so its cognitive demand on you nearly zero. It’s still around and not lost, but you don’t have it staring you in the face all the time.

  56. I am interested in so many subjects my mind is clogged with them and I want to run away from them. Your article arrived at a perfect time and I am going to write down all my many interests and begin pruning them and give my time and attention to those that I place the most meaning upon. Thanks so much!

  57. Hi, I really loved this simple yet effective analogy as the topic is touching one of my biggest weaknesses. Thanks for sharing!

  58. Very good post James. I have emphasize with my own children throughout their lives and into adulthood that bad choices are not acceptable, but our lives will always be filled with choosing from various good options and we must focus on those options that will maximize our lives in all areas. Also as I grew up on an apple orchard, the same analogy certainly applies to growing good applies. The tress had to be pruned every year in order to produce the best fruit. So our lives require continuous pruning so we can produce the best fruit.

  59. Beautifully written article. I’ve been reading your articles for a few months now, and they make a huge impact on my philosophies in life. I needed this article right now. Thank you for the content you produce.

  60. I am surprised and appalled by the rose bud analogy which we have been observing in our daily lives and are still so ignorant about it. Kudos to Travis for making it all so visible to us.

    Thanks James for quoting in the newsletter.

  61. Great post. Really needed this. Been feeling this way but couldn’t understand what was going on until just now reading this post. Thanks.

  62. This is so timely. I was just complaining that I have too many competing priorities and trying to spread my time across all was not working. Looks like I have some pruning to do. Thanks for the insight!

  63. I really thought this would be an article on using mind mapping to manage ideas. I have been using MM for decades to do exactly that.

  64. I really enjoy your emails and I’ve started sharing them with my friends and partner because I genuinely believe that you have a great style and fantastic advice. My boyfriend and roommate are adding one pushup a day, I think they’re up to 8 today.

  65. Hi James,

    I am a person who has failed many times in life, every time I got up and tried some more. Last year I was almost on the verge of giving up my life long dream of being an entrepreneur when I came across your emails. I don’t remember how I came across your writing but I have been reading them sincerely since. Whenever I find something which I feel would help someone I know, I forward your mail and then call up the person to explain the importance and relevance of your article in their life.

    As for my life, you are one of the reasons I am still going on and working hard. Someday when the tree starts bearing fruits, I shall definitely write to you and send you your due.

    Till then please keep writing, it feels good to know that there is someone out there is working as hard as me and not giving up.

    Vikas Gurung

  66. Such a pertinent analogy at this time, I have again allowed too many projects to creep in my life and have spent an unproductive morning looking at these projects before starting the major project I have in front of me. Maybe it is an avoidance strategy, a way of putting off the intense focus and large amount of work to get a new business project off the ground. In any case the rose analogy is a beautiful image to keep in front of me to remind myself to keep pruning the roses.

  67. An excellent perspective on how to tone down, or even eliminate that “race to the finish” feeling that overwhelms when there is just too much that has to get done. Many times we wait for an event to make us focus; we need to give ourselves permission to throw out the junk in our lives.

  68. I’ve made a Valiant effort to cut my lost love branch (well, more of a ‘love interrupted’) from my tree. To me, he seems more than a good branch, actually he’s like a graft that grew with me, became a part of me. I fear cutting him out of my life might harm the tree itself. I believe you are correct in pointing out, though, that this can leave a tangled mess of old and new. For now, I guess I’m plowing on…

  69. Hard to follow. Every day I get new ideas. I tried to execute them later I realize it’s difficult situation to handle. As you said rightly, we have limited energy and willpower. We need to learn how to overcome it.

  70. This is a great article James, thanks for taking the time to research and write it. I’m going through this stage right now. New baby, many responsibilities at work and church, new job, and photography hobby that I once thought I could go professional with. I have to prune that out for now, and just let it be a hobby.

  71. I LOVE this analogy, it really helps to see things in perspective. I as much as anyone can relate to that mixture of excitement and exasperation when I get a new idea in my life when I’m already bogged down with chasing my existing ones.

    Brilliant stuff, James :)

  72. In the context of your sharing, I understand what you mean when you say, “There are only so many resources to go around.” However, this kind of limitation thinking can be detrimental to growth, and a powerful negative driver leading to all sorts of poverty…

  73. It’s absolutely true. I think if you make your mind to be a successful person on all your life’s branches you should focus on highly important tasks, I am talking about those tasks that you love and they will impact on your productivity clearly.

    Just choose your clear goals and act toward them day and night until you achieve them.

    Thanks for your informative article.

    To your outstanding success
    Amir Baghdadi

  74. Thank you James. I have the same exact problem. Loved this article, it calmed me down. Is there a way to talk to you if you are free?

    Thanks again.

  75. I wish I could find a good way to share this with my current boss, who is new to his role as a senior leader. He’s just brimming with ideas and is gleefully delegating them out to the team, to the extent that it’s becoming increasingly hard to actually get any work done or to adequately follow through and deliver on the many other projects.

    Great analogy, I’ll keep it in the file and see if I can figure out how to use it tactfully!

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