If you've followed my blog so far, you'll notice productivity patterns. One pattern, or habit, if you will, is the ability to just work on one single task or one single project for a set block of time.
Naturally, as the day progresses, we open up more and more tabs as work and other interesting content gets shared with us.
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Update on my life:
So far I've been making content here and there that I think you guys will find useful. I use to blog a lot about the things I'm working on. So here's a quick update. I'm still building my video production business. We've actually grown a lot since my early days. But I wouldn't say we've hit that point of solid financial stability yet. Which is why I'm pouring a lot of my time just working on that because I'm not in college anymore I need to actually make money. Perfecting my skill set of being a creative director is another big thing. I actually haven't blogged much about being a creative, but that's important to me too because I'm not trying to just start a local video production business, I'm trying to eventually shoot for Nike and Apple and become the next Claude Hopkins. If creativity is your craft, its a rather difficult craft to hone.
I was kinda pissed the other day because its taking so long and we still haven't built a solid client base. A lot of people are like "wow you guys seem to have a lot of clients already" and we have a small amount, but if you've been following my blog you know its been two and a half years already. Still, I know I need to be patient and there's a lot more skills I need to develop to get to success.
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Mailbox is an App by Dropbox that syncs with your laptop and your phone. The best thing about this app is that you can boomerang emails to yourself so that when you want to reply to an email later you don't have to do it right away.
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About three years ago, I read the excellent book Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi. At that time, I made a list of the top 5-10 people in my life that I was to and had similar goals with. I sent out emails to them every once a month with what I was working on.
Eventually, I fell off from this habit. Not sure why - I'd had gotten good advice, stayed in touch with people I like, and it was a positive experience. I started re-thinking building my counsel a little over a year ago.
The challenge is, I've got a diverse set of goals and ideas. I write, I do business, I travel, I create art, I adventure, I'm looking to establish a strong family, and so on. I have friends who are writers or artists that aren't interested in business. I've got friends in business that pretty much always stick to their one city. I know guys who are pretty simple, work a normal job, don't make any art or do any entrepreneurship, but have very strong and good families. I know very successful businessmen who travel and adventure, but aren't interested in having kids.
So I was thinking - how do I balance this all on my counsel?
And eventually, the idea hits me. I need multiple, relevant counsels.