Part of being a creative entrepreneur is learning to work on the fly. I had a dentist appointment this morning at 10 followed by a coffee meeting at 2.30. There isn’t enough time to go home between these appointments so I am faced with about 3 hours to fill. I could window shop, sit in the pub or generally faff about but that doesn’t get me any closer to any if my objectives. Instead I can crack open the moleskin and use this time to write, plan, make lists, catch up on reading or even write posts like this on my phone. Ultimately it isn’t the huge actions which take us to our goals, rather it’s consistently doing the little steps.
Like most of you, I’ve got lots of big projects I’d like to do. I dream of six months in Bali to write my book. That’s not likely to happen. What’s a lot more likely, and also more truthful, is that I might snag 60 minutes in Starbucks to outline some points or write a few pages. That I can accomplish regularly enough to actually make a difference. Those 60 minutes start to really add up.
So quit waiting for the big chunks of time and start making the most if the little chunks.