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A Modern Day Disease That Has Gone Viral A Modern Day Disease That Has Gone Viral
So I guess I slacked off a bit in writing on my new blog. I got busy. A Modern Day Disease That Has Gone Viral

So I guess I slacked off a bit in writing on my blog and creating new podcasts the last month. I got “busy”, I told myself. Aren’t we all? Busy with all sorts of things that fill up our calendars. Meetings, phone calls, emails – they never end, it seems. And we all complain about it, but yet seem to get a real sense of importance out of our “busy-ness”. Busyness has become a “disease” our modern day society is battling with, and it’s gone viral. To fix the problem we ignore the things that matter most (like writing on this blog), or responding to emails (it seems that whenever I ask a difficult question on email it either gets ignored or responded to with a generic “PFO” message). And those are exactly the symptoms of unnecessary busyness: being rude, and inconsiderate.

Art PrintsTim Ferriss was definitely right in his book when he said there’s just too much time available (40 hours a week, if not more) that we all widely abuse by filling it with unproductive meetings, emails, coffee walks (my personal favourite). But yet we forget what’s really important, the things that matter most. The stuff that actually adds real value, and makes a difference. Like writing on this blog (right?), staying involved (not just “in touch”) with family and friends, and whatever else it is that the voice in your heart tells you is truly important. You know what it is, and what isn’t.

Wilko van de Kamp Author

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at