# 54: The Short Game vs. The Long Game
In this episode, Laura and Shelby make the distinction between short game strategy in business and long game strategy.
We give examples, guidelines, examples, and ask questions to help you decide how to spend your time in your first, second, and third year in practice!
[01:25] The short game is important in the beginning
[04:58] Short game activities will build your business
[14:17] When it’s time to switch to long game activities
[21:57] Creating courses is a long game activity
[31:04] Jumping to the long game in the beginning is a subconscious way to hide