I shaved my head for the first time in 2009. A receding hairline and the 30-minute wait for a barber during a military deployment provided the inspiration.
But my hair kept growing. In fact, in some areas on my head, my hair grows nonstop. If I wasn’t satisfied with anything less than a smooth pate, I’d have to stand ready with a razor at all times, looking for the shadow of growth.
Yet it’s exactly how we handle email. Always on, always connected. Instantly ready to reply, as if there is a prize for email. All of this at the expense of what matters.
So I shave my head twice a week. And I turn on my inbox (through the Send/Receive tab in Outlook) three times a day: 0730 for urgent only and then at 1000 and 1530 for routine messages.
I tried for years to always be on, always connected. It’s crazy.
Like standing in front of a mirror waiting for hair to grow.