My wife and I just came back from watching a friends place in Playa Del Rey. An awesome house overlooking Loyola Marymont, with clear views of Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica, Westwood and Century City and West Hollywood with the Santa Monica Moutains in the background.
The house is large and full of arches, cool art and a rock room with a table in the center. The walls are all wine racks full of a full collection of fine wines. The lights are low and the atmosphere is just perfect for a great cigar, a fine scotch and yes, wine.
Why am I telling you all this? Cause I enjoyed myself there. The problem, and there shouldn’t be one as I am a blessed guy, is that everytime I go to a seminar or watch someones place, I get behind more and more.
I had my laptop with me and Internet connection, but it is not the same as being in my office. Maybe I am too comfortable at my office, but it really seems hard to get it all done while on the road.
I am behind mainly because I have not learned how to utilize my time well and I am a bit ADHD, which tends to pull me away from my main projects into all sorts of side projects. I always get it all done, but I don’t always take the quickest path between points.
Lately every opportunity seems to open more opportunities, but I can’t follow them all so I am in the process of putting together a new list of goals, re-writing my vision and mission statements and working on a daily task list so that I stay on track.
Catching up will still never be possible, but that is a good thing as I don’t believe I really want to. I want to continue to be busy, to travel, to have fun and to take care of business. I do want to make sure, however that I continue to get things done with less procrastination and more focus.
Jay Abraham has been part of the catalyst for many of the great things that have been happening lately. Jay one of a few great business leaders I have learned from and one of the things I got from him was to stop throwing crap up on the walls to see what sticks.
If you want to get a lot done, Jay says you need to focus on one thing at a time and get it done. Seems simple as the saying if you are an ant and want to eat an elephant you have eat it one bite at a time. Sometimes you have to hear something many different times or different ways before it sinks in.
I have heard all this from Brian Tracy for years, but Jay brought it home for me.
I may not volunteer to watch my friends homes so readily as the time is a bit disruptive, but I still love to go to seminars to network, do deals and learn. So again, is catching up possible? I don’t know, but as long as I am completing things and making a difference I don’t care.