November 1st, 2014

The internet is a wonderful place. So much information at your fingertips. But it is also so overwhelming! It’s just crazy the amount of newsletters I receive this days (I’m signing up to most of the interesting entrepreneurship and marketing newsletters i find). Luckily I have a separate email account just for that, so it doesn’t fill up my personal or work account.

How To Finish What You Start

I need to make a confession (again). I struggle with getting things done. Or rather finishing stuff that I started. I’m talking about large projects that take weeks or months to complete (like writing a book). We have several marketing materials ‘in work’ that have been there for months and months and I just can’t seem to finish them. During the work I’m crazy busy with ongoing projects that need my attention and in the evenings I try to read a book or listen to a podcast or two. I know, excuses, excuses … I know I should prioritize but how do you decide which one is more important? Searching for some clues I stumbled upon this great article:

http://oliveremberton.com/2014/if-you-want-to-follow-your-dreams-you-have-to-say-no-to-all-the-alternatives/ Our brains behave like a beachball filled with bees.

“The few people who have achieved the most staggering, world changing things with their lives didn’t do so by dividing their intentions. They aimed high, got their bumblebees in line, and said no to all the other opportunities that life presented them.”

and this one (most stuff is common sense but a couple of things that I find usefull: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-essential-tips-to-finish-what-you-start.html

“Sometimes, it just happens that you lose interest in the goal. It happens, and it’s normal. We change, our interests change, and we get new ideas and inspiration the whole time.
Be selective in what you embark on.
When you start on a project (especially a large scale one), make sure it is something you are passionate about and you want to see through.”

Check out more great posts at http://oliveremberton.com/

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