How to Stay Productive + Get Work Done

You know that feeling when your head feels so heavy you worry it’s been filled with nickels and marbles?  Like, if you turn your head too fast Thomas Jefferson will spill from your left ear?  Good.  I’m glad you know that feeling because that’s EXACTLY how I felt on Sunday night.

I sat at the table, and the waitress poured me glass of wine.  She didn’t ask.  I didn’t stop her.  One look at me and she called Italy and asked for 937 barrels of vino to be shipped.  Stat.  Because that girl at table 42?  SHE’S COUNTING NICKELS.

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with knowing where to begin or what to do next?  That’s how I felt.

I had a to-do list for my business that is longer than the yellow brick road, so I decided to Google tips on the following:

How to Stay Productive

How to Multitask

How to Quickly Make Decisions

How to Stop Watching Cute Baby Panda Videos 

In all reality, I knew what I needed to do:

1. Write everything that needs to be done

2. Estimate how much time each project will take

3. Assign a deadline to each project

4. Outsource whatever I can to ensure I don’t miss my deadline.

In much simpler terms, I need to just keep moving.  I need to wake up every morning and put one foot in front of the other.  I need to break each project into smaller, daily digestible parts.

Yes, there are times when I’m paralyzed by fear of actually starting the work, but I’ve learned that starting is the hardest part.


Today I encourage you to start, to join the ranks of scrappy hustlers who are ready to move in the direction of our dreams.

Here’s to wine, starting, and Thomas Jefferson…