Don't Do Anything To Do More

Howdy, Zack here.

In a world that glorifies the hustle, let’s talk about the power of… nothing. Yeah, you read that right.

Doing nothing might be the most productive thing you can do today.

Here’s the idea: sometimes, the best way to recharge your personal and professional batteries is to step back and embrace the art of stillness. Sleep in one day. Linger under the covers. Take an extra-long, steaming hot shower. Let the water cascade over your shoulders while savoring that steam-filled moment. Step outside and just bask in the sun, sans technology.

Give yourself the gift of not thinking about work or life’s constant pressures. Relax, refresh, and hit that reset button. It’s not about being lazy; it’s about intentional rest. You must carve out this time, or the non-stop go-go-go lifestyle will wear you down, making you less productive in the long run. Take it from me. I know. I've been burnt out and hit the wall enough times to realize there's a better way.

Those who master the art of focused rest often find themselves in a better flow each day. They’re the ones who work hard, yes, but they also know when it’s time to switch off. They understand that the relentless barrage of tasks and notifications isn’t conducive to long-term success or well-being. In a world of interruptions, it's time you interrupted your world. Do nothing.

How can you harness the power of doing nothing?


  • Intentional Unplugging
    Commit to a day or even just a few hours where you turn everything off. No screens, no schedules, just you in the moment.
  • Quality Time Outside
    Go for a walk, sit in the park, or just stand outside. Feel the elements against your skin and breathe in the world around you.
  • Indulge in Long-Form Relaxation
    Watch a movie from start to finish. Dive into a book. The key is to immerse yourself in something enjoyable without the pressure of productivity.

Just remember:
In the silence of doing nothing, you often find the answers to everything. 😌


  1. LaunchPass — Create a paid Slack or Discord community in minutes.
  2. Modern Fuel — A pen that will last 100 years, maybe more.
  3. Christmas Crackers — Join in on one of our Swire family traditions.

Until next Wednesday, give yourself permission to do absolutely nothing. And watch how it transforms everything.

How We Scale

Gain the lessons and hard-fought wins that help my clients go from Stuck to Scaling, earning Millions more & becoming Best Places to Work. No AI, just stories from my journey as an entrepreneur, executive coach, and dad of triplets + Jenna brings our key takeaway to life in a simple sketch. Grab a cup of joe and join us!

Read more from How We Scale

Howdy, Zack here. When will it be time? We often wait for that perfect 'when' — the moment everything falls into place. But what if 'when' is actually right now? As a dad of triplets on the brink of their senior year, time feels more precious than ever. Everything has been one-and-done for us. Before long, my wife, Gwen, and I will be seeing our 3 off to college. Thus, each moment matters more. Can you relate? When certain chapters come to an end, we tend to feel the gravity of our decisions...

Howdy, Zack here. Grace is freely given by God to each of us, yet we often withhold it from ourselves and others. Consider your day yesterday—were there moments where having more grace could have made a positive difference? I can recall several moments from my own day: being quick to judge, lacking patience, not listening attentively, and sometimes telling rather than asking. As Edgar H. Schein eloquently states in his book, "Humble Inquiry": "What we choose to ask, when we ask, what our...

Howdy, Zack here. When you're fooling yourself, you're the fool. You can wake up day after day and pretend that everything is okay. You can put on a good smile and 'fake it until you make it', as they say. You might fool your peers, your team, and even your family. But, deep down, you know you're struggling. I know, I've been the fool. I allowed issues to stack up in work and life. I put off doing numerous things I knew I needed to do. I didn't handle those tough situations, because it would...