So much can happen in two months.
It's hard to wrap my head around it all.
I haven't posted a blog in a while. I’ve still been writing and interviewing but haven’t created the time to actually do all the little things required to ship it out to the world.
Editing, uploading, linking, photography, posting, social media, connecting.. rinse repeat.
I’ve got the creativity down but not the managing.
I need to learn how to better manage myself and my time effectively so the little things don’t add up to big things.
Now I could stand here and explain (*cough* complain *cough*) why I haven't made the time for the small things.
Setbacks — My life's been in turmoil this year with finances, friends, health..
Opportunity — My time and energy are elsewhere with new Pursuits — I got a new full-time job at Pass It Down as the Creative Director. I got a second full-time job as Paul Cummings Online Business Hacker.. (Yes, I am crazy)
But honestly, I wouldn't change a thing. Setbacks happen, and what we do with forges us into who we are. Opportunities are in arms reach when we say yes more. Knowing how you can apply setbacks and opportunity to what's important to you is the hard part.
Writing is too important for me to take shortcuts or do anything but take the little things seriously.
You could make the case that the little things in life are the most important things.
The Little Things ARE the Big Things.
Our daily actions add up to our dreams becoming reality. Each day we invest in.. something (whether we realize it about it or not). What are you investing in? The little things act like compound interest. They habitualize. (I love making up words.) They build and build until one day they become BIG.
Q: What important things are you neglecting right now?
In the next coming months, I’m going to focus on mastering the Micro-Skills involved in writing, blogging, and podcasting.
Creating doesn’t magically equal success because creating is only a small piece of the work.
You have to have ridiculously good content first, (otherwise, why would anyone want to consume your work?) but you also have to be great at all the skills that surround the pursuit that you love. (Or great at outsourcing what you're not good at)
Writing, Music, Learning, and Connecting are important to me.
When you have something that's important to you, you can't just let it slide by. (You can, but that's the path of most regret)
Do you want to be someone who looks back at a shoulda-coulda-woulda life with remorse? Longing for something more than a job you hate, friends you don't have, and opportunities you didn't take?
You have to pursue it with all your might — no hesitation.
Relentless Pursuit is how we make dreams happen.
— Josh Waggoner