Time Management

Getting Things Done

You may not believe this, but I have a hard time dealing with Time Management.

I know what your thinking, “That can’t be true, Jason. You post so randomly and without warning, I assumed you had it all together.”

The reality is I’m a procrastinator and jump around from project to project throughout the day and sometimes throughout the hour.

I have an un-diagnosed case of adult ADD, live in a chaotic environment (working home with two kids), and get a weird enjoyment out of the feeling of urgency.

With posting on this blog three times a week and filming the “Learn to Animate Course,” I realize I need to come up with a better time management system.

Getting Things Done has been recommended to me by several entrepreneur friends.

This book is very popular among the internet marketing community.

This video was what made me decide I need to give the program a try:

It could be my love for this style of animation or that Monkey, but this video is incredible.

Beyond the visual elements, the video also makes logical sense. If I have problems paying attention, it stems from not having actionable steps (knowing what to do next), fear of forgetting another task I must complete, and a lack of consistently going over what I have done and what needs to get done.

My plan is to implement this strategy and update you on my progress of Getting Things Done.

Have you used this technique?
How do you get things done?

I would love to hear your stories.

Jason Love

Destructive Indecisiveness

I talk to a lot of creatives.
I have yet to find one that only works on one project at a time.

I am sure they’re out there, but I have yet to find one.
Like a 4-leaf clover, I know they exist but haven’t found one myself.

That means you’re most likely in a similar situation as me. Switching between tasks, thriving on juggling several projects, and changing directions. While you get a rush from jumping between projects, it isn’t efficient.

As a creative, efficiency isn’t the ultimate goal. Yet, the more you get done, the more you can create. This is something I currently realize as I am in my third month of blogging full-time.

Here is my challenge to you. Take the next two weeks and focus on only one or maybe two projects. If you get inspired to work on something else, just take notes but do not switch gears to work on it.

Focus! Focus! Focus!

If you try this experiment, I would love to hear about it. Feel free to include your experience in the comments below. Or if you have a blog, feel free to email me a link to a post in which you write about it.