Posts Tagged ‘unfinished thoughts’
Lack of writing to this blog no one reads anyway is not necessarily because of lack of writing. I’m starting little bits here and there all the time.
In fact, I am actually finishing a lot more pieces in effort to get them posted here. And then I decide to not to post them here at all.
Why? To many potential blog post in the past few month have been a little too good to post. A little too detailed. A little too honest. A little too close to home. A little too close to pointing out who the topic of discussion is for my comfort.
Trying to be consistent why trying to be semi-anonymous/autonomous/respectful of other’s privacy is hard.
Working on my podcast for the Ten Minute Life Coachthis week was a little surreal.
Last week’s episode was titled ‘Living Off A Template‘ and in it I talked about how I write the script for the podcast in a premade template that shows me how long the segments are based on how long the document is.
This week, I did what I often do. I did not have the thumb drive available to pull the template so I began typing the main segment outside of the template, using Google Docs specifically to have cloud based access to work on it on several computers, and even my tablet, over the course of the weekend. I gauged how much time the segment would take not by reading it wit ha stopwatch, but based on how long the regular document was, and figured the eyeballed look was good. I then ported it into the template, then finished the other weekly updateable segment inside the template as normal.
This week, the main segment was a minute shorter than I wanted it to be, and i didn’t know it until after I had recorded and began editing and mixing. A mistake like this only comes from measuring with a tool you are not familiar with.
Don’t get mad that your attempts to undercut the competition’s prices aren’t drawing in customers. Work harder at making your products and services are worth as much as the prices your competition charges, and then charge what you are worth. When everyone is trying to be the low cost alternative, then it’s a toss up as to outlet a customer will choose. But when you establish yourself as a premium provider, you don’t just draw in customers; you attract followers to your work and your brand that will extend to you their loyalty and their peer group with referrals.
I have problems taking my medicine.
Correct that. I have problems stopping what I am doing to take my medicine.
It’s been about a month since I started taking daily insulin injections on top of my rather large pills to manage my diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. The insulin does not require me to take with meals, but I still have put a needle on a pen and jab myself in the gut everyday to take it.
I’m not even going to start about actually checking my blood glucose.
My problem with stopping what i am doing to take my medicine is that I have to stop what I am doing to take my medicine. In spite of my desire to live a very long time, I also want to be productive for what every amount of time I actually have. And being a person who doesn’t see to many days under 9 hours at work, and with other insane projects I take on, stopping for five minutes to eat a granola bar and swallow some pills I don’t want to take anyway is not being productive. In my mind, it is a complete interrupt.
It is also, in my mind, completely stupid to not comply with these demands, based on my admission in
The last paragraph ‘of my desire to live a very long time.’
So despite having to stop typing this physical distraction device for my mental stalling, about 30 seconds before I began typing this line, I took my insulin shot. I am ending this physical account of my mental note to take my pills . . . now . . .
I have learned to celebrate my missteps and failures as learning experiences.
Still, I haven’t been all that thrilled with the number of failures that have actually stacked up lately. And I am more than a little miffed that these failures have not allowed me to generate any decent articles for posting here in a very long time.
Many failures may mean many lesson learned, but it also means many opportunities missed and not to many checks rolling in.
Topic wise, it means a lot of article starts with no ends and few middles.
Today, I add a new category and tag to my growing list of scatterbrained categories and tags on this blog. Announcing the addition of ‘Unfinished Thoughts’ to mark the submission of articles which may not be any more half-baked than normal, but defiantly lack something.
I most cases, they will be lacking definitive close. In some cases, it might be any semblance of a point whatsoever.
Hopefully, it will lead to more writing, more postings, and a few submissions actually worth reading every once in a while.
Spelling and grammar checking can not be confirmed. Besides, mark Cuban rarely uses capital letters in his blog postings. He doesn’t seem to care (but being billionaire may have something to do with it).