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I’ve recently become the busiest I’ve ever been in my life. I’ve taken on a full time job, working on multiple side projects, producing pilots and doing freelance work for my production company. I also try and live a large and fast social life = lots of froffs and an attempt to keep my better half happy.

I'd like to kick off by telling you, I’m stupid, always have been and always will be. I post these article thingos and then notice so many mistakes days after psoting them. The beneficial thing is that I know I’m stupid, and it's smart to know you’re dumb because it means you can work on it! I’ve done a lot to work on it, read, research, blame my parents, listening to podcasts, eat fish oil tablets and resist watching mainstream TV.

One of the many side effects of stupidity is forgetfulness, I make verbal plans only to be reminded that I've completely forgotten about those plans when they come around... #Shitbloke. Another side effect is short attention spans, if I am working on something and I’m distracted by something it can often take an hour to get back to focusing. Even the direction I’m taking this paragraph is veering off what this article is about.

One of the podcast’s I’ve listen to is called ‘Extreme Productivity – Kevin Kruse’, he’s a fucking champion and an inspiration. Kevin has had the pleasure of interviewing 200+ millionaires, billionaires and athletes about their professional habits and the general advice they go by day to day. So glad he’s done it so I don’t have to.

He was banging on that To Do Lists are a load of shit, initially I disagreed as I had one in my wallet that I was committed to completing. He then pulled out facts, those things you’re actually not allowed to disagree with / religion's enemy. He said a study showed roughly 42% of things written on a To Do List never get done. “Get fucked Kevin” I didn't really say.

I then broke down my To Do List and realized I’d had it in my wallet for about 3 months and I’d completed about 60% of that list… Shit, yeah fair enough Kevin, so what you got for me?

Scheduling. Schedule everything, every rich motherfucker he’s ever met marks out almost everything they do in a Calendar that sync’s on all their devices. The CEO of LinkedIn blocks out time on his calendar to do fuck all, he’s calls it ‘reflecting time’ but that just sounds like a professional term for fuck all.

So to the dumb people, scheduling your life (work AND personal) through a digital calendar allows you to seem incredibly smart, organized and tick off everything you need to whilst remaining dumber than a doorpost. It’s heavenly.​

This is an example of how much scheduling your life can help you remain dumb. Ever laid in bed and thought of the 4-6 things you need to do in the morning or at work and just thought ‘Ah don't forget to do that tomorrow’? How many times has the end of the next day comes along and kicked yourself for forgetting 1, 2 or 3 of those things…

Now, imagine having a digital calendar that syncs with your phone, tablet and computer… You’re back laying in bed thinking, “I need to get my girlfriend’s Mum a shitty gift for Mother’s day. That marketing ploy to make us buy thoughtless scented candles and $5.80 greeting cards that goes straight in the bin.” OKAY! Get your phone out > calendar > new event > type ‘buying shitty scented candle’ > tomorrow 11:30am > okay > close > relax in bed you dumb fuck.

Guess what, you now no longer need to remember that… Seriously you can forget all about it. Do that with all your To Do’s, social events, reminders, ANYTHING. You lie in bed at night and get to be as dumb as you humanly can be! It’s the best, now ponder the real things that matter like why don’t you ever see baby seagulls or when is too old for chino pants? You can relax knowing everything you need to get done is scheduled, you’ll be reminded at the right time and in the right place.

It’s the only way I’ve been able to juggle my life since I’ve become the busiest I’ve ever been.

If you liked this, please like, comment or tell one of those street corner charity workers about it... Turn the tables and annoy them for once.

Also, if you haven't read the other articles I've written and you're having a slow day see below. xo


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