Sorry I have not posted in several days. I am still lacking in the motivation department. I just don’t know what to say and why it would make any difference. I am a bit soured on management and business stuff right now….
I do have several small things I have been meaning to share with you. Here we go:
Thanks to those of you to checked out my GET FOCUSED lens. I am still not sure whether it will be worth the time, but I will keep adding a few things to it each week to give it a fair shot.
I know that yesterday was the day we were supposed to introduce new blogs (Blogtipping Day), but I do have a few new blogs in my aggregator I’d like to share:
- Powerful Conversations: Fran is a Seattle based consultant. She’s super smart, interesting, and she just started blogging about conversations. Great stuff to check out.
- Themeworks: Not really related to management, but a cool idea. Artist Jon Conkey is painting one small painting per day to develop his craft and is posting each on his blog. I have been thinking about how I might use that concept of letting a project unfold in a blog. It’s an interesting idea and also creates discipline because his readers are expecting to see each day’s painting (numbered 1-365).
- David Byrne: Any Talking Heads fans out there? Check out David Byrne’s blog.
Oh, about the blogroll. I am terribly embarrassed about this but my blogroll is not at all up to date and I will likely take it off unless I can figure out how to have it automatically update from my aggregator. There are many many blogs I love and read that are not listed on my blog roll (I read about 130 feeds right now).
I love this post from Creating Passionate Users called the Myth of Keeping Up. If you have stacks of to-be-read stuff, read this now!
Rob over at Businesspundit points us to an article about how peers hoard their ideas. Check it out. Here’s my thought. Ideas have expiration dates – they are more like yogurt than canned beets. Hoard your ideas too long and you will find that all you have is a bowl of lumpy crud. Ideas are also like grapes. Until they are selected, crafted, and worked on by a talented group of people, they cannot rise to the level of a fine wine.
Have you ever had a stack of projects and NO motivation to do any of them? Like ideas, projects have expiration dates. That’s what I am struggling with right now. The self-proclaimed queen of focus (my focus book is heading to stores in two weeks) is struggling to focus and get some important stuff done. I am allowing myself one more evening of wallowing and then will be kicking into gear tomorrow.
One last note: I remember seeing David Suzuki speak at a local bookstore a couple years ago. He said then that until gas prices got to $5/gallon, Americans would not change their SUV buying and gas guzzling ways. Perhaps we are getting closer to this tipping point? Still a ways off, but closer.