Okay, so I wanted to share something that has been on my board for the last couple of years and has helped me out a lot and there go the cops, thank God they’re not after me.
S-Y-S-T-E-M, save yourself time, effort, and money. The reason it’s up on the board is because it’s true. It remains true and it doesn’t matter what my feelings are about it. My people, the creative people, are the worst offenders at this because we rely on inspiration to come to us in order to get things done. Well that’s great if you’re in your living room making a drawing, but it’s no good if you’ve got a Tuesday deadline.
And the way that you get things done is by having a system in place so that even if there are 15 other fires going on at the time, it still gets done. You’re not relying on inspiration or feelings to make it happen. So take a look at the things that are in your work life right now and say, “This is really difficult for me to get done. I’d like to develop a system to get it done more efficiently.” You’ll be amazed at how well it works. So thanks to Max, last name redacted for now, for a great conversation yesterday, and if you’ve got questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.