In other news - I am a flirt. I flirt most days, in all areas of life. I can't help myself.
I confessed this to the Machinist the other day as we were sorting out his office. He was / is so grateful to me for setting up systems within his space. He thinks I'm fab, but he didn't know that I had / have my own struggles - being able to focus on only ONE THING AT A TIME. Most of my undertakings stretch on because of this fact. I'm told that mom's (and business people) have to learn (unless they're that way inclined anyway) to multi-task. I still have not mastered this as yet. I don't hold much hope to do so, either.
And so - what happens is - I focus on one endeavour with such intensity, with such passion and then suddenly realise that other tasks are building up. Tasks which can't wait.
I am currently listening to an Audibles book by Stephen Covey entitled "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". I would gladly get rid of all my other 'self help' type of books for this one only (even though I am tempted to buy the next book in the series; "The Eighth Habit"). I'm only on Habit Three, and already I am much 'enlightened'.
I've even recognised the Machinist to be in Quadrant One: the Important and Urgent quadrant, while I am a Quadrant Three type of girl - the Urgent (to me. I think. I'm sure), but not Important on the scheme of things. (The business. The Family. The World).
We both need to acquire balance and find ourselves in Quadrant Two: Important, not Urgent.
This, apparently, is the key to Effectiveness.
And so - I am learning....It won't happen overnight, but....it will happen!