“it’s a lie” “get out of here” and “are you really a full time blogger?”
These are some of the many reactions I get anytime I tell someone that I am not a full time blogger, or Talent Manager, or Digital Marketer and that I actually do web development, A&R, Graphic Designs and video editing as well as run one of the biggest creative hubs in the country as the Director of Creative Content (Alewahouse.com) and now sound engineering (latest addition). The next question that typically follows next is “How?”
To be honest I did not feel that what I was doing was special, but time and time and again people have asked me the same question “how do you find time?” So then I realized that maybe it is special … hmmm
But I honestly don’t know the full answer to that question, because time is not an item that can be found or created … it is fixed. No matter who we are or where we are, we wake up with the same amount of time everyday. But much like money, what makes you a master of time is not the amount of time you are given but rather the amount of time you are able to keep to yourself.
At the end of the day we all have great ideas inside of us, ideas that could change the world. It could be as simple as producing a beat or as complex as a website system to rate Nigerian Politicians so that the truly horrible ones are
But these ideas rarely come out, because of that nagging thing called time not being available. Conventional wisdom says that if you want to pursue your life changing ideas you should quit your job and focus on them, but the issue is never really the job but rather other things you should quit which I will cover in this article…
*WARNING: Some ideas are controversial. You have been warned. Also, I will not be responsible for any divorces that occur from reading this article.
1. Don’t Get Married
No wait…don’t leave the blog yet. Hear me out.
My point here is this … try and get as much things done before you get married. Play around with that brilliant idea of yours … try and start it up. Because the moment you get married and the children start popping up and pooping all around, your time reduces … unless you want to become a housewife or house husband in which case carry on.
I am able to get away with a lot of things I do, because I don’t have the pressures of managing a family … yet (inserted for political reasons and to avoid trouble). I understand this advantage I have and I utilize it greatly.
Now this does not mean that if you get married you cannot find time to get things done, all I am saying is that it will be much harder. So get your ideas going before the wedding planning begins.
So, when you are able to do activities faster, and have the time to actually do them, then you get into the multiplier effect mode. Where to the outside world it seems like you are doing a lot of shit, when in actuality you are simply executing stuff faster while others are busy catching cruise.
to be continued… e go be