Another paradigm shift
I already know we've bitten off more than we can chew. But it's too good to spit out.
I sit at my desk at work, mentally listing off all the hundred things I need to do, and frankly, that I'd rather be doing. But it's not time yet. When the weekend comes, I tend to do a brain dump of all those hundred things, and then I try to cross as many off as I can before Monday morning. Of course, daddyhood, and Mother Nature, and life in general usually intervene. They don't really know about workdays vs. weekends. I never get much done, or so it seems to my list.
I never used to be this way -- all task oriented. But here I am. And it's not really working that well.
Soooo.... I thought maybe it was time for a change. I came up with a new method. Necessity is the mother of Invention. (Well, Necessity used to be the mother of Invention. Now it's the great-great-grandmother. Today, Invention is the bastard son of Sales & Marketing. But I'm wandering off track again...)
- Make a to-do list
- Get sidetracked by kids, Mother Nature, life in general
- Only cross off one or two completed items from your list
- Feel discouraged
- Do stuff
- Make a list of what you did
- Cross off every single item on the list
- Feel encouraged
Now all I need to do is think of a catchy name, pad it with another fifty or sixty thousand words, a few charts and diagrams, inspirational quotations, and a blurb on the back cover from some fabricated book critic... That should be enough to get me on the AM radio circuit, a morning news magazine show or two, and voila, a couple hundred thousand in book sales!
Oops. I think I just made a to-do list.
I guess I need to do a little fine-tuning...