What up GENS!
For all 2.5 of you that read my blog, you’re probably wondering what I’ve been up to. I professed making this big life altering decision to “blog every day” not too long ago aaaaand…. nothing! Well, fortunately I haven’t died - just put my life into a bit more perspective. I’ve learned to capitalize on my strengths.
There are 24 hours in a day, but I learned the most humans (including myself) need sleep and such in order to function. I’ve also learned that working 18 hour days is awesome until you realize that you haven’t spoken with people you care about in 6 months. Enter prioritizing and capitalizing.
Let’s face it - I’m not good at everything, no one is. If you are, f**k you - I’m kidding. In general, we all have things that we love doing and things that we’re better at. I love designing more than I love writing even though I enjoy both. That means that more often than not, designing will take priority over photography, writing etc.
I’m a side hustler through and through - taking on a side hustle is great money and keeps you entertained. I love my job. I love what I do. I’m not leaving that behind any time soon. My business keeps me entertained - I live for the hustle and I love empowering entrepreneurs and creatives.
Enter new life motto: cut the crap. There is wonder in simplicity. Cutting out the little trivial details, of investing so much in the things you don’t excel at is a giant waste of time and therefore a bum investment. Plus, the results are usually less than favourable.
So, what have I been up to? Lifehacking - I’m trying to double down on the things I kick a$$ at. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way:
- Delegating tasks to those who can do them faster and/or better
- Decluttering your life means less to sort through, less to keep up and less to think about, ultimately clearing your mind for the things that matter
- Focus on the end goal and work backwards - sticky notes, spread sheet, flow chart - whatever helps you work better
- Look at how long things take you, and how much you could realistically make in that time - when you attribute time to a dollar value, you start valuing it a lot more
- Task in bulk - always in bulk. Don’t periodically check emails throughout the day, do it at the end of the day unless marked urgent. Don’t do any difficult or time consuming tasks unless you’re going to go all in