Get Busy.

Last updated on February 27th, 2014 at 01:49 pm

Human beings aren’t meant to multitask, but we live in a world that demands it of us.

Way back when, we used to be focused; if you were a farmer, you’d toil in the fields from sunrise to sunset. Blacksmiths  would work in their forges, singularly focused on the task of reforming metal into armour, weapons and whatever else 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
  • family
  • 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: 

The idea board I put together to plan the layout for the Project: Mansformation website
Sometimes chart paper and post-it notes are all you need….

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!

–case p.

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

9 replies on “Get Busy.”

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….

Great advice!

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.

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 🙂

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