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6 Methodical Ways to Handle Large-Scale Work & Long-Term Projects SUCCESSFULLY (pt.2)

13 October 2011 No Comment

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Here’s a continuation of yesterday’s science on handling large-scale projects and serious work: two more practical, straight-to-the-point methods for leveraging your productivity skills on a higher plane. Enjoy…

Method #5: Get Help & Stop Pretending Your Superman

This one really speaks for itself. As I said in that classic lecture on time-management: “No one is superman, no one is superwoman, no one is an octopus and no one has 8-legs…there’s multiple people in the Universe for a reason.”

I’ve ALWAYS had trouble with this, so if I can get my act together – with guest contributions to the blog like Sepia Prince’s Does Your Cell Phone Have You On A Leash?, Mansu Edwards’s Ambition EQUALS Distraction and Genially Green Earth’s Beauty Begets Love – you can too. And in case you’re wondering, these posts got better responses then most of my own original pieces, so I saved time, my friends got the word out about their work, my audience enjoyed a break from my rambling behind and we all had fun putting our heads together on something positive.

Once you’re clear on what you want to do, find people who are talented, responsible and mature and ask them (in specific language) what you’d like help with, why you’d like their help specifically (as in compliment them) and tell that they’re free to say no for any reason whatsoever (if they said no it wouldn’t change the fact you think they’re a cool person)…it lifts the pressure.

If what you’re doing is positive and sensible, most positive and sensible people would love to add on their own two cents. Just be clear, specific, respectful and complimentary, and remember to ask the right people in the first place (people you know you can count on).

Method #6: Model After Others

I don’t care how creative you are, YOU’RE NOT THAT HOT. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but don’t kid yourself: none of us are soooo original that nobody’s ever done anything like what we’re hoping to do. The whole idea’s ridiculous, so if it applies, just stop…

Honestly now, if you can’t find someone else doing something at least SOMEWHAT similar to what your large-scale stuff is meant to be, it’s probably because you’re not fully clear and specific on what you’d like to do in the first place.

Also, one thing that helps me is knowing you can model yourself after a COMPOSITE of multiple influences. It’s just like in your life: you have one friend that’s in good shape (or eats pretty good), another friend with a great job (or some serious guap) and yet ANOTHER friend with a fine honey, so you model or aspire after different people in different ways, so too can you model or aspire your overall big-level goals after different businesses, organizations or groups in different ways as well.

For me, I’d like my teaching style to have the attitude and humor of Akil, the educational, professional approach of Eben Pagan and the lyrical finesse (and scholastic references) of Chris Hedges.

What’s interesting is that, the more I study, the more I find myself AUTOMATICALLY modeling myself after positive influences, subconsciously. So do your research, and no matter how bogged down you get with the day-to-day workload, don’t let it keep you from staying abreast as far as what’s working out there and why.

Now give a brother some love in the comment section! Later…

Be free of unwanted fear


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