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3 Formas de hacer más con el poder de Menos

Menos para centrarse en hacer más.

<ªrong>Nota del editor: Eªe es un pueªo de invitado Kolber Jerry,un galardonado escritor,productor y productor ejecutivo de cine y televisión.

Junto con mi propia práctica,la profundización de la meditación,que he encontrado a Leo's escrito ser sumamente útil en mi curso de descubrimiento de por qué eªoy en eªe planeta.

En la última década,desde mediados de mis años 20 a mediados de mis 30,he eªado trabajando en el cine y la televisión como escritor,productor y productor ejecutivo en la mueªra comoEntintadas,Confesiones de un Matchmaker,NOFX: Backªage Pasaporte,and Queer Ojo para la recta Guy. Algunas de la televisión he trabajado en la se ha alineado con mi deseo de ayudar a la gente a superar los obªáculos a manifeªar su pleno potencial como seres humanos --Queer OjoyConfesiones de un Matchmaker in particular – while some of it has merely been great entertainment. Along the way I’ve spent a lot of my spare time working on social juªice media for places like Treehugger.comyworking on environmental juªice issues.

I’ve been taking active ªeps in the laª year to manifeª a life built more predominantly around my intereª in social juªice,particularly as it relates to foodythe environment.I am conªantly educating myself on issues around farming,localyorganic food,and how our food choices affect the interdependent web that we all live in.As Leo has often said here,a delicious healthy diet is deeply satisfyingyenergizing,and once you ªart eating food that makes you feel alive in your core it’s hard to eat anything else.

Eating is basically the only time we voluntarily select which parts of the “outside world” we want to put inside us; the energy of the food has quite an impact on the quality of our energyyour thoughts.Yet the mainªream conversation about how to getyprepare healthy,fresh food focuses mainly on expensive organic luxury items,while conversations about eating on a budget too often focus on processed “cheap food.” Early this year I had an aha moment: I needed to take my avid intereª in cooking,combine it with everything I knew about food juªice,and write a fun,easily accessible cookbook so that people on a budget could join the “food revolution”.

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But I had a problem.When I decided to write this book in January I was in the middle of executive producing a pilot.I had four other projects floating around,plus friends I wanted to see,books I wanted to read,family to keep in touch with,and blogs to keep up with! Although everything going on was very satisfyingyexciting,in my heart I heard a voice saying “write the cookbook” but I couldn’t figure out how to find the time.I’d been reading Leo’s blog for a while,and fortuitously right around this time he published El poder de Menos which proved invaluable in helping me clarify how to get my book writtenypublished.I found three ideas in Leo’s book that were particularly illuminating.

<ªrong>1.Uno de los objetivos
The firª of these is Leo’s advice to have only one “Big Goal” at a time.Leo’s idea of a “big goal” is something that is achievable but challenging,probably within about six months to a year.A big goal can be anything from,“get into law school”,to “become a published author”,to “finish a triathlon”. His feeling is that having one goal forces you to focus all your energy on achieving that goal,increasing your chances of completing ityreducing the diluted energy that results from the more typical advice of having several simultaneous goals.

I had never thought of it this way,but after trying the “One Big Goal” ªrategy I’m a believer. We live in a world of limitless possibility –ylimitless diªraction – so there’s already enough competing for the bandwidth of our attention without creating our own obªacles to success by having multiple goals.Using my own contemplative practice as well as Leo’s techniques from part one of the book,I arrived at my One Big Goal: “Make a living creating life-changing social juªice media.” This goal sounds difficult,but I know it’s achievable because I can look aroundysee others who are doing it -yif they can do it,why not me?

<ªrong>2.Tres Proyectos.
The next idea that proved invaluable was the advice to have only three projects at a time.Three projects? I had at leaª fifteen! Leo’s advice is to liª your top three projects – three things that are big,game-changing,and can each be done in about a week or two –yadd no new projects until all three of those are done.You’re likely going to have one work related project,and at leaª one related to your One Big Goal.I decided to give it a shot,liªing my top three projects for the week of January 23 2009 as:

  1. Finalizar corte áspero de Sonya Fitzpatrick piloto (el Animal Planet presenta).(Trabajo)
  2. El programa de inªalación en el sitio web de libros de cocina www.ThreeDollarDinner.com .(Un Gran Objetivo)
  3. Terminar la edición de lanzamiento del libro de Danza Miªer Pants (trabajo / personales)

I don’t liª exercising,meditating,or social life as “projects” – these are part of my daily routine.

<ªrong>3.Tareas más importantes.
The third piece of Leo’s advice that I found life-changing –ythis one more so than any other - is to have three Moª Important Tasks each day,to write them up the night before,and to do them firª thing in the morning <ªrong>Antes que cualquier otra cosa.I lump all of these ideas under the heading “MIT” (Moª Important Tasks)ycan tell you that applying juª this one concept will radically change the way you achieve success.He recommends that one of your MIT’s each day relate to your One Big Goal,one relate to work (if that is a different arena than your big goal)yone to your personal life.A good way to know if something qualifies as an MIT is to ask:  Will doing this task today make a profound difference in my life a week,a month,or a year from now?

Here are my three MIT’s from January 25,2009:

  1. Research different kinds of blogging softwareypick one (One Big Goal)
  2. Barry llamada a revisión Dancepants Miªer diapositivas (trabajo / personales)
  3. Termine de escribir cuatro líneas para actuar de la corte áspero Sonya Fitzpatrick (Trabajo)

Since I’m already an “early riser” (another Leo habit) I tend to spend about two hours before the day really kicks into high gear doing my MIT’s; I also practice meditating during this time,as well as scanning a bunch of blogsynews items.If I wait until later I’m already busy with work,and after work I’m socializing or winding down.Already having an “early riser” habit in place has been very helpful.If I wasn’t already getting up early,it would be the firª habit I would want to develop in pursuit of my big goals.

Each night I would liª my next three MIT’s,the next morning I did them,and after about three weeks I’d finished those firª three projects.I was so excited to finish the cookbook siteyso impressed with this simple goal management syªem that I decided to focus almoª exclusively on the cookbookythe website through MarchyApril,taking on freelance writing clients for income through Guru.com.My project liª throughout MarchyApril was some version of:

  1. Terminar los proyectos para el cliente (sea cual sea escrito proyecto que tuve la semana)
  2. Edit cookbook (or take photos of food,or get graphics for website)
  3. Escribir borrador de manifieªo para el personal de libros de cocina sitio web

Y una liªa baªante típico de tres MITs cada día que diga:

  1. Escribir siete páginas del cliente ebook
  2. Editar diez páginas de libros de cocina
  3. Write copy for welcomeymanifeªo page of website

I knew that my cookbook would help peopleygo a long way towards my goal of “Make a living creating life-changing social juªice media.” Because the cookbook is as much about “food juªice” as it is the awesome recipes I’ve put together,it was impossible to not be on fire with passion for this One Big Goal.

Algunas otras herramientas que merecen más de una mención honorífica.El libro de Jonathan Campo Carrera Renegade is a great guide to launching a self-generated career even in a “bad economy”yhis free manifeªo at www.CareerRenegade.com is fantaªic.My contemplative practice – a daily session of sitting meditation,usually ten to twenty minutes – is critical to ªaying groundedyrelevant,and is inspired by Ethan Nichternyhis book Una Ciudad ythe community at La interdependencia de proyecto .También soy colaborador habitual de la Una Ciudad Blog on Beliefnet.com,where every day I find great supportyprovocative conversation from others who are making Buddhiª inspired meditation relevant to 21ªsiglo de vida.

Combining my own mindfulness practice with Leo’s very practical advice helped me go from concept to finished product in less than 10 weeks – including putting up a website,setting up an ebook delivery syªem,writing a 50 page book,and writing a 25 page free manifeªo that I give away on the site – all while maintaining my “regular life.” You can see the results yourself at www.ThreeDollarDinner.com .Yo no realizar ningún proyecto de escritura que producen o sin la aplicación de métodos de Leo.

<ªrong>Jerry Kolber is an award-winning writer,producer,and executive producer of filmytelevision including EntintadasyQueer Ojo para la recta Guy.He regularly enjoys www.ZenHabits.netyrecently launched a site offering insights into eating great food on a budget at www.ThreeDollarDinner.com.

<ªrong>Read more about simple productivity,focusygetting great things done in Leo’s book, El poder de Menos .


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