“How many of you have some dumb dorky little projects been around your house a lot longer than they should have been around your house? Clean the garage. Ho hum. Wasn’t that important. If it wasn’t that important, why don’t you feel good you haven’t done it? Isn’t that good self-management? Avoid doing low priority things.
“Obviously there were other higher priority things than cleaning the garage. Drink beer, listen to music, hang out, do nothing. You did that instead of cleaning the garage. Why don’t you feel good about that? One reason. You filed away in RAM and it’s been beating you up ever since you filed it in there. There’s no sense of past or future. It’s been yanking your chain every time you walk by your garage
“Your salvation as simple as this may sound: Write it down. Look at it regularly. Either clean the damn garage or feel okay you’re not doing it. Re-negotiate with yourself.”
“Create your own work Always be working. All of the successful people I know, they’re compulsive about work. They do improv on the side. More than that, they take the three best people from their class that they connected with and start an improv group and improv show. They get their friends together. They do a podcast. They do a YouTube channel. They do a web series. I do that all the time. I’m still doing that. What’s another thing I can do. With writing, always be writing. Finish what you do. Finish what you start. Even if it’s crappy. ... Read more