Last updated on May 18th, 2021 at 02:28 pm
Humans aren’t meant to multitask, but we live in a world demanding it of us.
Way back when? We were focused. Farmers toiled in the fields from sunrise to sunset. Blacksmiths worked in their forges, singularly focused on shaping metal into armour, weapons and whatever was needed.
This is not the world of today.
At any given time, I find myself balancing
- my marriage
- my 9-to-5
- Project: Mansformation
- learning whatever I can to be successful in my future business ventures
- working on content for the various side projects that I have on the go
- band practice
- keeping up with social media and a social life
- many, many other things
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t been singularly focused on anything for ages. We are a busy people!
Due to this—and the fact that it’s next to impossible to plan much on a computer without your attention being diverted elsewhere—it’s good to periodically unplug yourself and get back to basics.
That what I did when I started planning the layout for the website for Project: Mansformation, one of my upcoming initiatives:
Sometimes you’ve just gotta close the laptop (or get up from your desktop—do we still use those, or is it passé?) and switch gears.
You never know —despite all of the tools available to us today, a few dollars worth of supplies and a little creativity might be all you really ever needed!
9 replies on “Get Busy.”
Your new website looks very…. papery. You should do the Flintstones thing and plan it out with little stone tablets.
LOL. Thank you for being so observant, Ang. You’re right — I plan pretty much everything on paper first and then make it into a reality 🙂 This weekend I’ll take the papery website and start putting it together into a digital one, don’t you worry 😉
Oh wait. Were you making fun of me? I wonder….
Of course not! Do I not show you my special sparkly Twitter-chat pen before every #askangel?
This is true, you do 🙂 Everyone has their planning process — this method yields the best results for me 🙂 Making content all day EVERY day 😀
The basics are fundamental! Whether in life, in sports, or in business. It’s easy to get caught up with all the stuff out there and apps for planning, but when you find yourself researching the best to-do apps, you’re probably not focusing on the right things. Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a legal pad and a pen.
A SPARKLY pen! http://pic.twitter.com/mlj9EjIC
Yeah man, technique over tools, right? Just like with artists — method over materials. I think getting back to the basics can help you see past all the stuff that distracts you when trying to learn new tools and just get you focusing on the important stuff… the CONTENT.
From a personal experience, I think it can even be the whole fear of success and procrastination that drives us to look for the shiny tools. When I get in the zone of writing, I don’t care what tool I’m using, where I’m doing it, etc. I just want to write and get my thoughts out. When we distract ourselves with other tools, we don’t really have that burning passion to write that we should be channeling.
I know that personally I can only write well when I FEEL a certain way. I need the emotional push to MAKE me write, rather than try to dribble something out. If I could figure out how to inspire that state of being, I think the shiny wouldn’t affect me as much anymore 🙂