How I’m Dealing With Not Enough Hours In My Day

If you’re anything like me, you wish you had more time in your day. Just an extra hour or two would be so grand. 

Alas, that’s not how reality works. 

Here’s how I deal with an ever-growing list of to-do’s on a 24 hour schedule. 

It’s simple actually.

The trick is built in 2 parts. 

  1. Throw perfection out the window. At this point, you need less time worrying about getting the details right and more time actually doing what you need to do. 
  2. Speed. Now that you’ve committed to imperfection, do your tasks as fast as you humanly can—how else are you going to check off all those boxes? 

With restaurant work taking up the bulk of my day, it’s hard to fit in everything else that requires time and energy. 

The above works. I do it all the time. 

It’s not a secret, it’s just so that people like me stop putting things off. 

I hope you fill in your 24 hours wisely. 

24 Hours, Here’s How I Spend Mine

  • 8 hours sleeping,
  • 13 hours at my job.

3 hours left.

  • 30 minutes – 1 hour writing.
  • 1 hour of self maintenance (washroom breaks, showering, meals)
  • 30 minutes – 1 hour working on my passion project, The Habit Factory.

Whether you like it or not, everything you do or want to do come from an investment of your time. 

If you’re one of the lucky few, you have more time to do the things you want to be doing.

Overthinking Your Logo is a Waste of Time

The first time I made a logo, I remember going over and over and over again into the details I thought mattered. These details were: colour choice, font choice, and being *clever* with the graphics. 

Turns out these things don’t matter as much as we think they do.
Or let me rephrase: what your logo looks like doesn’t matter as much as how people perceive your brand. 

Make a choice. If you don’t like it, you can always rebrand later.

How Do You Make The Most Of Your Time?

We’ve all got the same amount of hours in a day, yet you’ll find that everyone uses them differently.

Turns out making the most out of your time has nothing to do with trying to make more money per hour.
Instead, it’s about doing stuff that means something to you.

If you’re still wanting to make the most out of your July, the Habit Factory is back with another workshop starting this Monday about Portfolios . This is a place where designers and artists come to be themselves and grow as an early professional in the creative field. 

I hope you’ll make the most out of your time today.

How to Build Momentum

Milestone moments don’t just come out of the blue.

Graduation takes 4 years.

Building muscle takes months, if not years, in the making.

The majority of America’s millionaires weren’t always millionaires.

Your first design was probably not very good.

It doesn’t take a lot to get started, but most people won’t make the effort.

It takes persistence to build momentum.

Plans May Differ from Reality

I was filling information for a business grant application the other day when it hit me: it’s possible, or even likely, that most of these things written down (goals, expectations, plans, scheduled milestones) will change almost completely within the next 6 months. 

Now I’m not against having plans. But I do think plans don’t account for real life events such as a family member getting admitted to a hospital, or getting featured on a notable media platform, or a sudden health problem, or spending an additional couple thousand to get out of student debt—or what’s more probable: general changes in mind.

Things almost never go exactly as planned. Consider expectations accordingly.