I just finished recording today’s video blog. It’s gorgeous outside. Not too hot. Not cool. Close to just right.
There are probably a thousand other things I could be doing right now and that just might be the reason I took the last two days off. In the spirit of full disclosure, I didn’t take those two days off. I was still busy. I was just busy doing other things.
Experience has taught me there are times when breaking the routine is critical. Times you have to interrupt the pattern, disrupt the status quo, in order to get ready for the next breakthrough. The next ‘sprint.’ And, that’s what I just finished doing.
This past Thursday and Friday provided a perfect opportunity to reflect on what I’ve accomplished over the past few months and contemplate what still needs to be done both now and in the immediate future. What projects still need attention along with the very nature of the attention they require.
The recording and mastering of the audio version of Misfire are complete. It’s time to secure some of the nuts and bolts stuff required to send it out into the world. Things like copyrighting the work, securing an International Standard Bood Number — an ISBN, and a barcode. Next, the individual recordings need to be compiled and then submitted to ACX, the audio arm of Amazon. Then, it will be all about creating awareness, interest, desire, and action.
Creating an island in time is critical. At least, it is for me. I need to create a physical break between the end of one portion of a project and the beginning of the next. A two-day meditation on where I was. Where I am. And, where I’m headed.breaking the patterninterruptionMisfire AudioMisfire: What to Dore-boottaking a breaktwo days off