“If it isn’t fun, it won’t get done.” Is that true for you? It sure is for me!
Once I’m motivated, once I get on a roll with my writing, everything changes. It’s fun. It’s exciting. I can’t wait to get back to the keyboard each time I am pulled away.
I miss meals. I miss snacks. I forget to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. The extreme opposite of laziness.
It’s hard to build a solid business when it has to balance on these two extremes. I know, because I’ve been working on this dilemma for over a decade! But I think I’ve finally landed on the solution that works for me.
The beauty is that it’s EASY and FUN!
I simply began developing – and USING – systems. No, wait! Before you nod off just at the thought of dull and boring systems, hear me out.
You’ve probably heard this from other people who have had similar “revelations”. But frankly, when I looked at the systems they used I wasn’t all that excited. I mean, really…who cleans up a room before they go to another part of the house? Not me. Who immediately files every piece of paper that lands on the desk? Or table? Or countertop? Or floor? Not me! (I’d LIKE to have a house that’s always spotless and neat as a pin, but honestly…refer back to my comment about “lazy by nature”…).
So why I am raving about systems now? Simply because I created my OWN systems. They are easy, because I designed them to work with my extreme swings in energy and motivation. Systems I can drop and pick up again at a later time…or date.
You see, at least half of my frustrations happen because I just can’t find things I was working on. They get shoved aside, tucked away, and sometimes shredded. So when I DID get on a roll, I couldn’t stay on it. The frustration overwhelmed me and I was lost.
My new systems take care of that. Now, I do have to admit that I haven’t perfected it yet. Nor have I completely implemented my new systems. It’s a work in progress, just like me. But my systems are far enough along that I can give you a few tips on how to make them work for you.
Eventually I will get them packaged up in pretty containers, and make them available as complete workable systems that you can tweak and modify to suit your own extremes.
In the meantime, feel free to share what frustrates and overwhelms you – and how you deal with it. If you’re not dealing with it well, I’ll keep it in mind as I’m developing my super systems!