Friday, February 29, 2008

Writers are readers

I've heard it said writers are readers.

I absolutely agree with that. We need to study our craft and understand the tone, pace and structure of writing to improve as writers.

But there are so many hours in a day.

Anyone who knows me knows that I don't just burn my candle at both ends, I lay it on its side and burn it long ways. [Okay, that image worked better in my mind than on paper.]

So I've become a person obsessed with how to fit more in my day without sacrificing quality.

So here is your assignment for this next seven days. Keep track of what you're doing.

Keep tally marks of the number of emails read and emails sent.
Keep tally marks of the number of hours spent watching TV [yes, even news]
Use tally marks to figure the number of hours you're commuting.
Use tally marks to figure the number of hourse you're doing housework.
Use tally marks to figure out the number of things you're doing with those important to you.
And use tally marks to figure the number of hours your sleeping

Bottom line is keep track of everything. By using a check list [to do] and tally marks [what I did] you will begin to see a clear picture of where you're spending your time and what results you're getting from it.

What does this have to do with marketing? We will discuss this next Friday. So write your to do list for the week, review it every night before bed and adjust as necessary, and keep a sheet of paper to use tally marks for all activities.

And we'll see what we learn about ourselves and our potential.

Are you brave enough to try? See you next week.

Your coach for the journey, Tiffany Colter


Shama Hyder said...

Definitely. The first step in making a change is to notice current trends.

Your Coach for the Journey, Tiffany Colter said...


In addition to that once you see trends you can change them OR see which logically flow from one to another to maximize productivity.

Hope to see you on the Friday blog.