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- Setting Boundaries : Saying No Nicely
- Keeping focused and on task
- How to love the inevitable pain of getting focused
- 7 tips to help you concentrate
- The difference between busy and productive
- declaring victory
- Make it count
- How to accomplish great things quickly
- Excuses, indulgences and productivity
- Time management for the busy creative
- Why your laptop is a productivity black hole and what to do about it
- 10 ways to be more productive
- The really simple way to get work done
- Drop your “If Only”
- 5 tips for working from home and getting things done
- How I’m minimizing distractions and getting more done
- Getting Organized: Creating and Managing labels in Gmail
- Time management for the creative
- 5 steps to break your huge goal into testable bits
- Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
This week as I’ve launched Lemon and Raspberry I’ve encountered a lot of questions and some disbelief.
Yes. It’s a lot.
But I love it.
And really, I’d rather work really hard at something I love, then just go through the motions for something boring or uninteresting.
It’s no secret that one day (soon?) I want to be able to quit my day job and be a work-from-home artist, photographer and blogger.
And working hard and creating my own path is how that is going to happen …
One of my fave photographer-bloggers is Chase Jarvis and he posted on this not too long ago : Choose Your Own Adventure
It’s a great read for any artist – especially any artist trying to make a living at their art.
some of my favorite quotes:
If you wait around to read the email when it pours into your inbox, will you ever have time to take pictures?
How many pictures will you let pass you by if you wait till you get a better camera, better lights, or better vision?
How old will you be when you finally quit your day job because it sucks?
I really encourage you to take that first step today. Make your first choice on the path that leads to your own adventure. Stop going through the motions, stop living day-to-day just to get stuff done, and start making choices that will take you where you want to be.
Fill in these blanks:
It is never too early to …
- say you’re sorry
- know what you want
- start trying
- dream big
- say I love you
- take the first step
- start saving for retirement
It is never too late to ….
- say you’re sorry
- decide what you really want
- try again
- dream big
- learn a new skill
- finally finish that project
- make friends
After looking over these lists, I know there are a few that show up both places.
I’m sure there are people who think they can’t yet allow themselves to dream big – they think they need to wait until they’ve chosen a college major, or wait until their kids are in school. But it’s never to early to start dreaming.
On the other hand … how many of you think you’re getting too old to dream big? I keep having to remind my dad that he’s not too old to write a book. It’s never too late to start dreaming.