(If you are still pissing about in Starbucks come and join us here)
Life was absolute fucking torture in the last few weeks. I thought I had it all worked out and seemed to neglect the fact my health was “below par” – feeling good again for 6 hours in a row is not a cure.
Before I knew it I’d committed to 15 things everyday before 10am.
One thing writing this blog has taught me is to stop beating myself up.
Beating myself up was not something I had scheduled in my google calendar but it was eating A LOT of time.
I read The Now Habit about procrastination and it directly pointed out that procrastination uses up the same, if not more energy that just getting in with it.
I agreed right away and then walked around with the thought in my head for two months. Then before I know it I had said yes to 7 million things and was about to die. I was angry at the world for only giving me 24 hours a day, an amazing wife, an amazing child, an amazing pile of books to read and places to be.
Somewhere in the blog is a less is more post. Somewhere in the last 6 years of this blog is some gloating “I have it sorted” post about organising everything.
The reality of the situation and what I learnt from Social Media Week (SMW)
This blog was one of the best things about Social Media Week in London.
It upset so many people I made sure I tweeted it before my events to save people from themselves.
I had stuff to finish before SMW and was soooooo busy preparing for SMW that I did not get it done. Then right after SMW was Late Late Breakfast Show and I was drowning under everything.
Do you know what I did? It was amazing. I thought I am going to totally loose my head in about 30 seconds. I started saying no.
I have had a few speaking opportunities drift my way recently and have turned them down. Not because I am too cool to speak there, because my head will fall off and I am somehow side stepping really important stuff.
If you are reading this and are not doing something with me already DON’T ASK me to do anything until January 2014.
I can’t help myself, I want to help everyone. (Which is as dangerous being a sword swallower with an enthusiastic cocaine habit.)
I am working on some really rewarding projects right now and often the thing standing in the way of them moving faster is saying yes to stuff that is just a crap distraction – even though it is often fun.
There is HUGE agony in sitting down and doing what you actually want to do, so saying yes to bullshit easy stuff is easy.
I am going to shoot off right here and because I set myself a time limit and I have just gone over it by 2 minutes.
Sitting at a railway station, I’ve got a ticket for my destination…… has nothing to do with the content but I had to get going! 😉
Thanks for reading and of course let the typos slide – this was send from my mobile device.