Alec Zaffiro
4 min readAug 3, 2023
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This is a reminder, I write these recaps for myself.

I’m completely oblivious to you, the reader.

However, I know you exist. (More on this at the end.)


July was the 1st month I didn’t travel or host company in 2023.

This “break” allowed me to work more hours consistently. And it paid off.

I hit a stride in my production at work. I was the top sales performer in our office, outside of management, in July.

I could not do this alone. I have a lot of support and leadership around me. I’m grateful for the team I’ve found here in Colorado Springs.


In July I didn’t write! I was focused on work. ^

This is the problem — or one of the problems.

We have only so much energy, only so many hours in the day. Creating priorities, by definition, excludes dozens of other options.

I decided to make work a priority. Why? Work provides money, keeps me sane, and affords the luxuries I’m accustomed to.

Why didn’t I write? That’s obvious.

Writing online is challenging, takes up mental space/time, and requires unnecessary energy. It doesn’t pay the bills.



Alec Zaffiro

I write to think and organize my ideas. I like psychology, philosophy, and self-improvement—em dashes are my specialty. Not an expert.*