Practice tactical laziness

published4 months ago
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Every Thursday I share three useful things to help you turn overthinking into expert thinking.

I had a different newsletter planned out for today, but it felt too cerebral and thinky. I went with something simpler.

Here are this week’s easier-to-digest picks:

  1. 10 benefits of tactical laziness from Ness Labs
  2. Write 5x more but write 5x less from Mike Crittenden
  3. What actually happens in a coaching session by me

That last link was inspired by my frustrations with the representation of coaching in the fascinating BBC podcast series, A Very British Cult

There are a lot of conflicting messages out there about what coaching is. Which is why I wrote the walk-through. Because if you're an overthinker like me, you want to understand the shape of things.

It's also why I offer a free 60-minute discovery session for everyone I work with. And we don't even start until we're both feeling 10 out of 10 on moving forward.

Also, I get to meet and help a lot of interesting people this way, which makes what I do fun and rewarding, even if it doesn't lead to working together more deeply.

If you're curious about coaching, now's a good time to get your questions answered! I've got capacity to meet with new people and availability to work further with several of you. Reply here or book in

In the meantime, if you're in the US or UK, enjoy the long holiday weekend ahead! And regardless of where you are in the world, I hope you're finding ways to carve out some time for tactical laziness soon.

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Kim Witten, PhD - Coach & Consultant

Hello! My name is Kim Witten and I’ve spent four decades overthinking absolutely everything. I’ve turned this ability into a superpower to get stuff done and now my mission is to help others do the same. Read more about my journey


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