Nov 112013
 

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I have been sitting here all morning reading blog posts and crap from around the net.  I am having a hard time focusing on writing.  I need more sleep.   Jefferson Airplane is good tunes to write to.

Today, I have several things that I simply must get done.  I have been running around to various functions, doctors appointments and Transplant Clinics since Saturday.  As a result, my house is falling apart!  You may have read my stay at home dad stuff before, so that is why it is my responsibility to get it back together.  I am home to do it.

And then the Hooters come on.  And We Danced is one of my all time favorite songs.  See that is what today has been.  distraction after distraction.  Music is off.

Back to my point.  I don’t know if I ever made it but, Prioritizing must be important because there are over 2,480,000 entries on google about it.  I am not good at prioritizing but maybe I should be.

I have the proverbial planner that barely gets looked at.  I have a notecard in my pocket right now with all of the great and fabulous things that I need to do today.  I was conservative and not including making dinner, there were 8 things on my list.

I have done 2 things off of this list.  I guess I should have added Bath 3 year old, play dough with 3 year old, potty training sessions and my list would have been longer with more crossed off.

I look at this list and think all of the things on it should be Steven Covey’s number 1 priority.  I however, do not have 12 arms or 2 bodies to accomplish all of these things at once.  So I disregard priorities and  go for sequence.  What sequence can I be most efficient.  I guess dishes come before laundry because they stink.

I should hire a maid but that would mean I need to sell a hell of a lot more articles than I am right now.  So I am going to call this post finished.  For now.  I think I will revisit this topic at a later time.

I am working on the challenge put out on Zemalf’s Microblog to write 2 weeks worth of posts to keep in reserve for days like this.  That means 10 posts and not the three I have been working towards.  I am putting it out here and in writing so I will have some accountability and hopefully, will complete this soon.

I am going to write more tonight.  I hope to at least be 1 day ahead at all times.  If I can write tonight what will post in the morning then I can post at the same time each day and that can’t be bad right?

Join the fun and write lots of extra posts!  If all else fails you can be like James at the Infopreneur and post 2-3 per day until your supply runs out!

Until later, Cheers

Justin

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  6 Responses to “Prioritizing and following through.”

  1. Hey man thanks for the mention and link love!

    You absolutely need to get things done in order of priority other wise you will get all the trivia done but actually lose the productivity of the day because you haven’t done what’s important.

    That said something good has come out of this for you today brother, a post and traffic!

    Good job
    .-= TheInfoPreneur´s last blog ..Attract Positivity, Not Negativity =-.

    • That’s the problem, the minutiae is getting done, I am down to one major project left. Not too bad considering. Thanks for the comments, at least I got something posted today and am keeping that part of my blogging goal. Can’t slack on one post per day or I will lose it all.
      thanks man
      Justin

  2. I fight this same battle. I don’t have any kids, but I do have a full time job and my wife has had a chronic illness for several years that results in some extra responsibility for me as well as time devoted to caring for her. I was feeling overwhelmed by my diminishing draft queue and it coincided perfectly with David Doolin publishing those posts I submitted almost a month ago. I almost felt guilty for “failing” what I was preaching.

    but blogging is too exciting to stay down like that. I’m glad you’re taking this challenge. It can be quite a rush to have a goal and a deadline. I’ve put myself under this kind of pressure in response to a few challenges from Doolin and it’s amazing what we can accomplish with the right kind of pressure.

    Keeping in mind the concept of ““paying yourself first” and applying it to your time can make a huge difference. In a nutshell, what I mean is dedicating the first portion of your day with a sense of sacredness and automation to working on that top priority thing. If we let ourselves get into the day we get sidetracked by minutia and we end up doing lots of necessary things but leaving out the really important ones.

    try to figure out how much time you can dedicate to blogging (and I mean writing, not all the other stuff) and dedicate it. No one gets to intrude on that time. It’s sacred. When that time is over, set it down and live your life. hard to do, but effective. I currently devote 5-7am to blogging which is going okay. I don’t always devote the full 2 hours but I’m doing pretty well with it and it helps.

  3. Haha…The Hooters. I used to love that group growing up. Thanks for the reminder Justin. Downloading them now.

    Anyway, I feel your pain. Though I’m not as busy as you, I’m finding it hard to keep up with posting at least an article a day. Once I finish the edit on my info product I’m going to try to bump it up to 10-15 posts a week.

    I guess we should keep pressing on 🙂
    .-= Steve Scott Site´s last blog ..Applying the 80/20 Principle in Your Life =-.

  4. all you can do is keep doing it. Join us for the Pre-Writing challenge! we are going to write 2 weeks of posts to help with those busy days. see my page Pre Writing Challenge.

    Glad to remind people about the great tunes from the 80’s. Yes I have the CD.
    thanks for reading
    Justin

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