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Getting More Out of Each Day Via Cycles

A few days ago, I wrote "24 Hours of Training Per Day" - my goal is to gradually build it so that all of my life is spent devoted to the things that are most important and valuable to me.

That doesn't mean having no fun, because fun is important. That doesn't mean no relaxing, because relaxing is important. That doesn't mean no socializing, because socializing is very important.

You know, I don't differentiate between work and play. I think my time is spent in either excellent, good, okay, or bad fashion. If too much of my time is just "okay" or "bad" - I'm doing something wrong.

Creating, enterprising, thinking and planning, and serious exercising and conditioning are all excellent time for me. Socializing, reading, doing maintenance, walking, research, relaxing, and daydreaming are all good. Okay is general-life type stuff or being semi-productive. Bad is submerging my mind entirely - this could be being stuck in a commute/transit without anything I find worth doing (doing business, socializing, listening to audio, or reading while commuting would move the category to excel, good, or okay) - and bad time is giving in to distraction against my will.

Again, that doesn't mean all work and no play. Consciously choosing to play games or socialize or relax isn't distraction, consciously choosing to watch a good movie or program and enjoy it isn't distraction. Giving in to low level crap is distraction. I've got a copy of Conrad's Heart of Darkness in my Kindle for PC reader - choosing and reading that isn't distraction. Researching a new investment (I bought HP stock a few days ago, I think the stock price is under the liquidation price of the assets + patents of the company... disclaimer: don't listen to me about investing because I don't know what the hell I'm talking about, do your own research, etc, etc.) isn't distraction. Surfing the net mindlessly, without choosing to do - distraction. Bad time.

Early On a Sunday Morning

On Where Pianos Roam

Okay, now that I have done my run-through of 2009 over the past few posts, I now have one more thing do to before it's back to business here at Where Pianos Roam. I wanted to take a little time to look into the future.  Namely, I wanted to share insights into what I hope to be doing in 2010.  I've always been very selective about the projects I take on, and after much thought these are the top priorities over the next 12 months. First off, here is a list of what I know will be happening all year long .  .  .

Now, here is a run-through of the new works in progress for 2010

I've been working on new music for quite some time now, and I've more or less mapped out a plan of action to bring this new music to fruition.  A formal announcement will be soon forthcoming.  Just know that it is most definitely in the works.  This is one of the biggest priorities this year, and there is the tallest mountain of work to get started on.

I have some expansion plans for these two.  Not only will there be more episodes, but plans are being made to broaden their online site and create more exposure.  This is my wacky little side project, and it's gotten a great response from just about everywhere.  I don't really understand why, but I think mainly it's because they're just so darn cute.

In a lot of ways, 2010 will be a year of reckoning for me.  There are issues I need to resolve and plans I need to make.  I'll be the first to admit that there are several aspects of my life that aren't up for public exposure and that I do not discuss on this blog, on stage, or in any public forum.  Some things are better  left unspoken.  Suffice it to say that I will be slaying some dragons this year, and I'm gonna fight to the finish. I have a lot of other little projects, but I'd say these are the big three.  There will be so much to do.  I can't wait to get all of these new adventures started.  In fact, I already have .  .  . More soon my friends. -g

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