Make time for yourself. The world is filled with opportunities to drive productivity, take on tasks, and complete another project.
Meanwhile, time for reflection and rebuilding is the scarce commodity. The good things rest in our choices. Whether we choose to burn at both ends, or discover the power of downtime, we must realize, both the day and night have their opportunities to flourish.
It may take some time to create your ideal schedule, but in doing so, you make space and time for the good things that may need more of your time and attention.
P.S. Stay connected and focused as you take on new and exciting adventures. I’m conducting a photoshoot today. Sharing, if I get something blog worthy. Also, rough cuts of my web series are with my test audience. Awaiting feedback. Eager to get things ready for the world. Keep hustling, the day is yours.
A good story is always on the horizon. Your creativity and ingenuity are the keys to building the templates for action and progress on your journey.
The medium matters, I’ve noticed, I write differently based on where I am or what I’m doing. My stories manifest differently based on whether I’m on a crowded bus or in my quiet office.
Space plays an essential role in creativity and finding — or I should say, making — the time and space for creativity is essential to discovering the medium for your best work.
You may find that typing your posts on your phone during lunch is a far better alternative to clanging away at your desk and getting lost in a youtube funnel.
Experiment. Find the medium that makes you most productive and most focused. Leverage the bliss and make something beautiful.
The day is yours!
P.S. Still in the throws of webseries edits. Sometimes, it takes a lifetime to create your first project. I told my speed-it-up brigade, I want to make sure I’m proud of the content. Then I promised I’d be done soon. Have a creative Saturday. Until next week.
A storm came this week. It was a torrent of wind, air, and rain. The wind battered my windows. The thunder shook my roof. I took the time to listen until I could hear the storm in separate parts.
The wind sought a new place; its goal, to balanced its temperature. The rain followed its common pattern: ground to sky then back to ground. The lighting was simple. It sought to ground itself.
It made me think of the days where I try to do everything at once. My phone calls, my emails, my word count goals, it can be overwhelming.
To find calm amidst the chaos, breathe and listen to the distinct sounds. Not just any sound, the sounds that matter and the sounds that move you forward.
A good storm is one of the best opportunities to listen.
Photo by Nighthawk Shoots
P.S. I’m entering the endgame of video editing and entering the rough cut phase. Time to let a trusted group scrutinize the work and get it polished-up for the world. “Let’s GO!” I yell out loud. The day is yours. Go and do something amazing.
This week, I was a bit worried. I hadn’t written a word, and I was wondering if a writer’s block was building.
I had a million new ideas for stories and films, but I wasn’t writing them down, because of the more urgent tasks I had to complete each day.
I spent most of my week like this, working on the small, the finite, the urgent. I had my managerial fire extinguisher, and I was ready at a moment’s notice to rush-in and solve whatever problem manufactured by the infinite machine of problems called email.
It was the middle of the week, when a drop-everything-urgent email arrived. I glanced over at my notebook, and I realized my latest projects were stuck in the same place, and the world around me, the one of chaos, frenzy, and instant-success was receiving every bit of my time and attention.
Meanwhile, the pulse of my notebook faded, and I imagined more problems than plot twists for the worlds I built on the page.
There are times we give away our most precious assets, because of false urgency and the frenzy of quick tasks that populate our inbox. While true urgency, may be simply keeping your ship in the right direction.
Photo by Andrey Sharpilo
P.S. My latest short is live today. It’s the newest addition to my series on the crazy world of rideshare driving. I’m experimenting with romance, and it’s just as dangerous for my characters as it is for me