Finding small nuggets of productivity will help us in the short term. It will solve an immediate problem in our lives. It will save us some time and hopefully give us more time with those we love. We have to ask ourselves “why?” do we do what we do. Sometimes they are rooted in structured maintenance of our lives (i.e. paying our bills). Hopefully they are linked to what we want to see in the future. Let’s ask ourselves the next time we write down something we think we “have” to do. Does this item maintain the status quo of life? Does commitment to our finances, relationships, spirituality, and health get impacted by this task? These things are something not glamorized as “big rocks” or “wildly important goals.” I would submit that many of us need them to create the mental space for our deeper thoughts and ambitions to surface.
Those “routine” things are important. The system I’ve developed over the years is about us, about me as a whole person. We all play multiple roles in life. The biggest pain of my life was not about the goals and accomplishments but the key routines that may have been missed. The celebrations, the moments of real connection, and those times where being present was critical. I heard somewhere something obvious, that we can’t go backwards. We must learn from things all aspects of the past and make a system for the present that creates the future.Think about one or three tasks that moves your life into the future. Think about other things (and roles) to keep your margin open for new ideas, more possibilities, and more love for those important to us.
I hope you are doing well and your family is safe. This has been a tumultuous year for all of us. I thank you for being you. I think about you constantly as well as all of the wonderful creatives and souls I’ve had the pleasure to know over the years.
Rising Tides Charity will take a moment this June 5th from 1 to 2.30 P.M. to acknowledge the amazing creatives and the people we have reached. Our mission is continuing to grow as our podcast “Creativity Cocktail, the podcast for all creatives.” has been downloaded all over the world and has expanded to most platforms. We will be acknowledging several of those that helped us and continue to support us. Any donations we receive will be sent to the “Actors Fund.” which helps those actors that have been impacted by work stoppages and inconsistent income.
I started the organization because I felt the tension to be a creative in the world. I lost people I cared about who suppressed who they were in an effort to fit a mold that wasn’t really them. It was like I could see their spirit imprisoned every time I looked in their eyes.
This organization may have started that way but I’m so thankful for all of those who have been involved. Time moves so fast and two years and almost one hundred episodes has been a great time and I thank you. Email me at email@example.com as we need a bit of help and look for some more info on June 3rd.
Take care of yourself and all those you encounter. -Winston
Look for a post here with RSVP information in the coming days.
CREATE AND CONSUME AND CREATE A CYCLE OF DOPENESS"