This morning (or last night really, but it starts today) I’d decided to try this productivity tool which is called – MIT (most important task) where they night before you decide what would be the thing you could do tomorrow which would most push the needle in terms of your goals. Which for me is definitely creating. Of all kinds. So here I am writing.
Earlier today I was talking to a friend of mine because her sister and my friend would have had her birthday yesterday, but she died last year so she is forever 39. We talked about how it gets harder the further you get away from it. But also we talked about a lot of other things because that’s what happens when you’ve been friends with someone for 42 years. One of the things I talked with her about was how often barriers to entry stop you doing anything at all. Which you know, I should know a thing or two about being a coach, but sometimes you are late to learn the lesson for yourself.
I was talking about how with the bonus podcast on patreon, it’s really easy to publish because I don’t do any intros or music or editing or artwork. I record it on my voice app on my phone when I’m ten minutes early for the gym or generally procrastinating in the car because it’s cold and I publish and it’s out there. With other things the little barriers can get in the way: like it takes my computer 30 minutes to open garageband to edit the podcast (I know, I’m getting a new computer, I swear), or I have to spend 20 minutes making the visuals for it. Anyway, you get the idea. The actual bones of it is easy, the trappings are hard and time consuming. But I really just need to get to the point where I do things and allow them to be frill free.
It’s an easy trap to fall into when you feel like you are failing on multiple fronts. Failing is too strong a word. Struggling would be more appropriate. Which is okay – new jobs and new study doesn’t have to be easy and it will get better as I get more comfortable with things. But the instinct is very much to hide.
So if you happen to hear a podcast coming up without all the bells and whistles, you’ll know why.
The bones are going to be good for now.