I just finished reading the book, The Everything Store, which chronicles the life of Jeff Bezos and the rise of Amazon. Towards the end of the book, the author, Brad Stone, tells a story about Bezos’s quest to understand how Amazon could be admired and not hated as the company raced past…
Ciara – Body Party (Racks & Bands Last Dance Remix)
In typing this from my cell phone so please excuse typos.
Productivity is something I’ve always wrestled with. Staying focused, on task and meeting deadlines is really important when you are forced to self manage. The other thing that is often excluded from your worries when managing your own projects and timelines is taking time to reset your focus.
Working while not working is something I do naturally. Maybe it’s a bad thing that I can’t take my mind off an idea that’s in development. Perhaps it’s a bit obsessive.
In any case, today I was stuck on something that normally wouldn’t stump me. Building out a short term marketing plan for product launch is usually the stuff I love. But today I just couldn’t get through it. I think I zapped all of my creative energy trying too deal user acquisition and average annual revenue. Damn Shit is getting real.
In any case, breaking trough that barrier required doing something completely different, I played ball and started swimming afterwards and funny enough right there as I was struggling through 250m of front stroke (out of shape these days) I started constructing a marketing plan. After hopping out and getting dressed I took 10 minutes and constructed the whole thing. I bet if I had stayed their grinding over the plan it would have take me 2 hours a box of cookies and 110 minutes of looking around facebook, because that’s work right?
At 1035 in a locker room I broke down the necessary steps or at Lear built the framework out on my cell phone. Now on my way home I’m posting my thoughts to tumbler. Not becuse YOU care, but because its something that helps me clear my mind.
Oh, a lot of my best ideas come while playing madden.
The back of the mind is marvellous. Just when you thought you stopped working it solves all of the hesitations at the front.
Hopefully I’m not just writing this post to justify playing madden