How Can Creatives Complete Tasks?

How Can Creatives Complete Tasks?

Another morning, another idea… or five. But what about that money making idea that you had last week that you know would be big and you are 75% done? That’s just not as exciting anymore… THIS ONE will be it!! THIS ONE will make me big!! Each time that I’m writing or creating, I have the tendency to have 5 or more ideas while I’m working on my main project of the day. I can be all over the place. And if I’m working with someone, I can bring them on my wild ride of ideas and get them a bit overwhelmed. Who else relates? In an attempt to regulate my own creativity and imagination I will share with you a list of things that I attempt to do to keep focused (the key word is attempt): Create a running idea list and outline when needed. I am unable to stop my mind from running while I’m doing anything. This list came about while working on a project that I’m actually getting paid for, and I had to continually open up new google docs to write titles and outlines for blog posts (note: I’m sure there is a better way to manage my blog posts but this is my current, inefficient way). To do this I keep a notebook (or three) with me at all times!! Lists, ideas, business ventures… it all goes in there, in a semi-organized fashion. Next, I create first-draft titles and outlines when necessary. I can add my unforgettable quotes, outlines, web resources, or next steps within the document. Finally, I go back to it...