Are you busy?
Not all voice-over stuff either… just…life (and my other job).
Let’s face it, this election season is atypical, and it’s taxing news organizations everywhere. KLAS-TV (CBS-Las Vegas) included.
Not only is the final Presidential Debate scheduled in two weeks on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, but just a few days beforehand, our TV station is hosting the only NV Senatorial Debate. And not just any Senate debate. The outcome of THIS race will decide who replaces long-time Senator Harry Reid, the one-time Senate Majority Leader.
Add to that various other state and local races, 3 public appearances as an MC for some favorite charitable organizations, and a bevy of special news reports…and you can probably imagine I’m not getting much sleep in October.
Mind you…I’m not complaining. I’m blessed in many ways, and the thrill of a good story still gets me going.
How do you handle overload, though?
- Make lists?
- Keep a day-timer?
- Sleep with your smartphone?
- Depend on your spouse?
- Go into denial?
- Write yourself notes?
Yup…all of that, but especially lists with checkboxes. Honestly, I find that to be one of my greatest motivators: to be able to check something off. Note that I don’t delete items once they’re finished. I leave it in the list with the box checked to show the item has been achieved. Now, THAT’s satisfaction.
When I got back from Tahoe this last weekend, I had a list of at least 20 urgent things to be done on my checklist. As I write this (Tuesday evening), I have only 5 left.
‘Need something done? Call a busy person.
I know that’s a trite saying, but seriously, when you get on a roll…there’s almost nothing you can’t do. Sure, I can build up a mental block as big as a mountain that keeps me from doing stuff…but more often than not, it only takes me 5 minutes to get it done. <<FACE PLANT>>
The way I see it, the only way to handle “busy” it to GET busy, and get on with it!
Are ya with me?