blitz: pronounced “blits”
1. an intensive or sudden military attack.
2. a sudden, energetic, and concerted effort, typically on a specific task.
1. attack or damage (a place or building) in a blitz.
How I work best
and why I hate interruptions
I work best once I’m able to get a running start. It’s honestly one of the reasons why I’ve had so much trouble keeping up with writing on my blogs lately.
I have no momentum. There are too many interruptions.
There are plenty of reasons/excuses for this, but the fact remains that without consistency, tasks tend to be left alone, not yet started, unlikely to be completed.
Recently, I’ve started taking a different approach where instead of approaching tasks with methodical consistency, I attack tasks with sudden, energetic, and concerted effort.
I blitz projects.
This is a method of gaining momentum but over a short period of time with high intensity, rather than through building a habit over a long period of time.
Both methods work
- If I have an immense number of things to do, the blitz will work best.
- If I want to ensure consistency over a long period of time, planning the time in my schedule, and doing it regularly is the only option.
In either case, I have to plan for it and set aside the time. When I don’t do that, the interruptions and distractions always find their way in.
I’m planning to use a combination of blitzes and sustained effort to keep this blog going, to write my book, and to spend the required time on my speaking career. All while building the best damn digital agency in the business.