When I encounter someone that I think is killing it at whatever it is that they do, my normal reaction is to immediately dive in and try to pick apart their process. (see: Josh Brown and/or Austin Kleon) What apps are they using? Where do they get their information? What blogs do they read? When do they post updates? How frequently? And on and on. Your head would spin if you saw me in action.
I dive into the minutiae. The little details. I take apart everything and I probably end up spending more time analyzing their process than they do. Why? Because they are focused on “doing” things. They’re creating content and giving it to the world. They’re succeeding — or at least giving themselves a chance for success — because they’re putting it out there. They write something and share it. They don’t get too caught up in how they’re making things happen, they just make them happen.
I’m going to join them soon, I swear, just as soon as I figure out a good workflow. I still need to research a couple more writing apps and figure out the best time to tweet out my blog posts. Of course, I haven’t written many of those yet, but I will when I’m done figuring all that other stuff out. Then I need to think about whether I should schedule that tweet once I write the post, or just send it out natively? Oh boy, more research to do.
~ Don’t worry, I finally realized I’m insane. ~
Don’t worry, I finally realized I’m insane. I don’t know if I can stop, but at least I’m aware now. Why am I like this? Probably because it feels comfortable and productive. It feels like I’m “doing” but I’m really not. But it’s safe, and no one can tell you that the work you’re producing isn’t any good. The problem is that no one can tell you they actually like the work you’re doing, either.
No one that ever got anywhere in life was worried about what people think about the work they’re doing. Doers don’t have the time to worry about such things. They’re too busy. I’m going to try to join them.
If you’re like me, let’s talk about it.