Narrow Your Focus

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Narrow Your Focus

Post by Tarekith » Wed May 02, 2012 5:26 pm

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New blog post, this time covering how to push through when large projects or looming deadlines start to feel overwhelming:

http://tarekith.com/narrow-your-focus/
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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by simmerdown » Wed May 02, 2012 5:40 pm

wisdom well said!

amen!

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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by pencilrocket » Wed May 02, 2012 5:44 pm

Monthly blog promotion?
Good :D b

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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by Ub373NNN » Wed May 02, 2012 5:48 pm

that blog was boring on me.

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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by simmerdown » Wed May 02, 2012 5:55 pm

Ub373NNN wrote:that blog was boring on me.
you probably just cant relate while looking for Live at walgreens

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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by Destro » Wed May 02, 2012 7:02 pm

simmerdown wrote:
Ub373NNN wrote:that blog was boring on me.
you probably just cant relate while looking for Live at walgreens
best inter-post joke on this forum :lol:

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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by Tone Deft » Wed May 02, 2012 7:28 pm

well written, as always. Spring is doing the same with me.

stepping back I think you hit on some good points. get a grip on what needs to be done. make a list. decide what you NEED versus what's nice to have. set limits on the scope of what you're doing, identify what you won't or can't do so the decision to say no will be quick. take a large task and break it down. then settle in and focus on the short term smaller tasks, decide which ones will be done in the short term. I like to keep that list around and as I knock things out I get wind in my sails from seeing things checked off. then as the project goes on I get motivation from seeing the xes (plural of x?) creep down the list and just those last few tasks are left.

oh, sorry, what I meant to write is that you and your web site suck. ;)
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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by Tarekith » Wed May 02, 2012 7:35 pm

Stupid sucky website :(
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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by Ub373NNN » Wed May 02, 2012 7:39 pm

is no that you on the site suck, i only meant into me, the blog no interest inside me.

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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by Apprentice » Wed May 02, 2012 8:09 pm

Thanks for the advice and tutorials :)

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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by alexjholland » Wed May 02, 2012 8:55 pm

This is a great article. I've read several of your pieces (I'm a writer too) and you have a good style; and some really useful advice.

I'm working towards getting my tracks ready; and will then be converting them into audio samples and loading them into one set - I'll be straight over to your site for guidance when I do!

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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by Tarekith » Wed May 02, 2012 9:02 pm

I'm not a writer actually, I just play one on TV :)
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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by Ub373NNN » Wed May 02, 2012 10:18 pm

Tarekith wrote:I'm not a writer actually, I just play one on TV :)
no take in my word to heart. i only express that it no work for me but down on the line it work on others.

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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by Tarekith » Wed May 02, 2012 10:30 pm

No worries man.
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Re: Narrow Your Focus

Post by Destro » Thu May 03, 2012 11:30 am

I've read all of your articles (some more than once) and I find them really, really well-written and insightful (especially the one on mixdowns!).

I've never said thanks, so here:

BIG THANKS

:)

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