Sunday, November 15, 2009

Why can't I get organized?

My friend Peggy Nehmen just sent me the best article by Chris Brogan on how to blog (almost) every day, Frankly, I find that pretty hard to do. However, Chris began his post by stomping all over my excuses.

“I put up a blog post (almost) every day, and sometimes, I put up more than one a day,” he wrote. “On top of this, I write for clients, write for other projects, work on books, and other things.”

So much for how busy I am. He had 16 suggestions for how to do it, which I will let you read for yourself. Chris must be a very organized guy. The funny thing is everyone thinks I am an organized gal.

I can’t count how many books I’ve bought on this subject, including my favorite, Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui by Karen Kingston; Unclutter Your Life In One Week by Erin R. Dolan, which I just downloaded to my Kindle; and Get Organized, which I actually co-wrote years ago with Renee Richards. (Renee wrote the section on organization).

My dear friend Pam Vaccaro, owner of Designs On Time, is an “attention management” guru. Despite her very demanding life, she somehow found time to come to my office and walk me through every step of setting up my space. She even gave me the tools to do it. Did it take? Obviously, not. Forgive me Pam; I need a refresher course.

What is attention management?

attention |əˈten sh ən|: regarding someone or something as interesting or important
management |ˈmanijmənt|: the process of dealing with or controlling things or people

So, the issue is not so much about how to write a blog post every day; it is about how to effectively manage my attention.

I have two choices here: I can either (1) blather on or (2) stop and contemplate how this concept will help me blog (almost) every day. I think I’ll try door number two.


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