Happiness Practices with Phil Gerbyshak
The Sales Leadership Show
Calling BS on Busy with Andrew Mellen

Calling BS on Busy with Andrew Mellen


In this enlightening episode of Happy AF Show, Phil Gerbyshak sits down with renowned author and efficiency expert, Andrew Mellen, to delve into the themes of his latest book, "Calling Bullshit on Busy." Known for his insightful and practical advice, Mellen shares his unique perspectives on productivity, time management, and the modern myth of being perpetually busy.

Two quotes worth considering:

  1. Andrew Mellen on Embracing Introversion in a Busy World:
    "As a major introvert, I've learned that success isn't about constantly pushing against your nature, but rather understanding and working with it. Even in our fast-paced, 'always-on' culture, there's immense power in stepping back, reflecting, and choosing engagements that truly matter."

  2. Phil Gerbyshak on the Illusion of Busyness:
    "In our pursuit of success, we often fall into the trap of equating busyness with productivity. But as Andrew brilliantly points out, it's not about how many hours we fill; it's about the impact of what we do in those hours. That's a game-changer in the way we approach our work and life."

Main Discussion:

1. The Myth of Busy:
   - Mellen begins by challenging the common notion that being busy equates to being productive. He articulates how this misconception leads to a counterproductive cycle of stress and inefficiency.
   - Phil resonates with this, discussing how in the sales and consultancy field, the 'busy badge' is often mistakenly worn as a mark of success.

2. Introversion and Interaction:
   - Mellen shares personal anecdotes, revealing his major introverted nature. He discusses the challenges he faced in communicating with others, particularly in unfamiliar situations.
   - He highlights how introverts can effectively manage their energy and engage in meaningful interactions without feeling overwhelmed.

3. Asking for Help:
   - A significant portion of the discussion revolves around the discomfort many people feel when asking for help. Mellen provides practical strategies to overcome this barrier.

4. Efficiency Vs. Effectiveness:
   - Mellen distinguishes between being efficient and being effective. He suggests that prioritizing effectiveness leads to more meaningful productivity.
   - Phil and Mellen engage in a thought-provoking dialogue about how this concept applies in various professional scenarios, including sales and consulting.

5. Implementing Mellen's Advice:
   - Mellen offers actionable steps from his book that listeners can implement to call out their own 'busy bullshit'.
   - Phil reflects on these strategies, discussing how they can be integrated into daily routines for better personal and professional outcomes.


The episode wraps up with Mellen providing a succinct summary of the key takeaways from his book and the discussion. Phil thanks Andrew Mellen for his valuable insights and shares how the conversation has offered a fresh perspective on managing busyness in a productive and healthy way.

Get a copy of Andrew's book Calling Bullshit on Busy and learn more from him on his website https://AndrewMellen.com

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