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What's different about this productive run?

I've had massively productive runs in the past -- probably you have too. So, what's different about this one?

I've been cutting and cutting and cutting back to try to get the core, essential, most important functions and projects in my life. AFter getting down to the most important business and personal projects, it was still more than could be done -- except with the help of best practices and organizing principles.

So, what's different about this 90 days? I plan on coming out of it feeling healthy and stronger than ever before. No huge run of work that sacrifices health and well-being. Instead, just best practices, good organization, and so on -- so, a massive push in work projects, personal life, and coming out of it even better.

I spent a considerable amount of time getting down to this list --

Areas of Interest

Early on a Sunday Morning

On Where Pianos Roam

I just yawned, and I'm craving coffee.  I've spent a good chunk of the last week trying to ween myself off of this addictive drink.  It's tough because these days it's the only thing that helps to keep me awake.  I think, at the very least, I'll start drinking decaf.  I love the feel of drinking something warm in the morning.  I can't drink hot chocolate because of its high sugar content, and sugar messes me up even more than caffeine.  In any case, I'm just going to keep trying. In my last post, I had stated that I was feeling a good bit of burnout from all the work involved in finishing my album.  This currently remains to be true.  I think a lot of it happens to do with having to work a lot to pay the bills on top of trying to make and promote my music.  There aren't enough hours in the day, and there aren't enough hands to do the work.  Later this week, I get a couple of extra days off, and I'm going to try to relax as much as I can.  I think I really need some much needed rest.  (I have to admit that I am a bit of a workaholic.  I think if I am addicted to anything it is most certainly this.  I really need to learn to relax.) Before then, I've got another show coming up this Wednesday at Cafe Coco.  We just had practice yesterday morning, and it was a lot of fun.  I'm performing a brand new cover song, and we just added my song "This Is Love" to our band repertoire.  I CANNOT WAIT to play these live for the show.  I don't know what possessed me to wait so long to get a band together.  Even though I truly enjoy playing solo, I get an even bigger adrenaline rush playing with other people.  There's this synergy that happens, and when we are all on the same frequency, it feels like magic.  I could get addicted to this. Work will get started soon on a quick website revamp.  I'm trying a few new and very simple things.  Everything will be geared towards selling the album and promoting shows.  gordonroquedotcom will become separate from this blog and my myspace site.  It will be fully up and operational by mid-November.  In January, an even BIGGER makeover for the website will take place.  I'd like to incorporate more than just music. So, I've got a busy week ahead at least until Wednesday. Have a flower .  .  . Be good to yourselves this week.  I'll try to do the same. -g

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