I worked 14 hours yesterday and my only breaks were cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My brother is a cook, my grandmother was a cook, I am not a cook, although I am blessed that Phillip thinks I am. I do enjoy what I can make, but respect + honor those who have the ability for it beyond what I am able to put together with five different colored vegetables on a plate.
Last night, I was planning a single release strategy, creating a content calendar, cooking dinner, and getting ready for this weekend’s show when I decided it would serve me to prep the butternut squash in the fridge for me + Phill’s favorite soup so I wouldn’t have to do it tomorrow which is really today.
I put the squash on the stove and went back to my office. And never went back. Two hours went by before Mitchy came inside to tell me that the entire pan was melting to the stove.
Life #lysstens, and the lesson is in the lysstening. It’s been a lesson I’ve had to learn over and over and over again (which probably means I didn’t learn it) throughout my life that rushing to get things done doesn’t get anything done faster. Instead of putting focused, intentional energy behind one thing, I was putting rushed and sloppy energy behind three things. There’s no use crying over spilt milk or burnt squash, but instead of squashing my time management goals, I just ended up squashing Phillip’s hopes for soup for dinner.
Splitting your energy or your focus or your intent is like lowering the volume on just one guitar or just one drum in the song. Because the energy isn’t all working together, it’s all over the place, and it sounds up and down and noisy instead of melodic. The guys are working on a new melody for a demo today and if they were focused on three other things (like squash) or soup or getting the next one done, this one wouldn’t have the energy it needs to take on a life of its own.
Squash your goals by lysstening to them one at a time. They each deserve your love, focus, and attention so that way your relationship with that thing (and life) continues to grow, and so the benefits you continue to harvest. Just like a butternut squash in California in November.