Hello! Here’s this week’s vlog! 🙂
As I was going through the video, prepping the captions, it occurred to me that maybe I should write a bit more about this. I could add more to the Fuck-It List or specify things about which I do give a fuck.
So I’ll do a bit of both.
More Things on my Fuck-It List
Watching TV shows that don’t grab me within five minutes. There are so many great TV shows these days, it’s impossible to watch all the good ones. Not only do we have hundreds of cable channels, but we have pay-TV (e.g. HBO, Showtime, etc.), streaming (e.g., Netflix, Hulu, etc.), and whole web series on YouTube. So, unless your story sucks me in completely within five minutes, that’s it! Fuck it! I’m moving on.
Long-winded emails from folks offering “special deals” on whatever. It usually starts with a free webinar, then moves on to the big offer. They offered to take you step-by-step, holding your hand, through a long series of videos—plus PDFs with swipe files and templates—all sorts of goodies you can have forever. Which is only worth it if you have the time to watch and read all that crap. Time better spent actually doing what you’re reading and watching and figuring it out for yourself.
And, yes, that is work. But what you learn from doing will stick with you much longer than any spoon-fed lesson you can buy. And, of course, the offer they make is for a limited time at the greatly reduced price of [pick arbitrary figure]. Why it’s a whole 90% off [pick arbitrary figure]! Hey, here’s a better offer. Save a whole lot more money by not buying that crap. Fuck that!
Things I Give a Fuck About (in no particular order)
My writing and other creative work.
Having time to just freakin’ live.
Doing something—any small thing—to make the world better.
That last item is why I decided to create an activism journal. And I would love to hear your thoughts about its utility. So if you would, please click on this link and check out the journal. It’s just the first 30 pages, but it will give you the idea.
Which reminds me … if you’re going to bitch about Trump on Facebook, instead of just bitching, try using that time to do something. Make a call, write a letter … something!
PS: See how nicely that tied in with my post about setting priorities, managing stress and being productive, and my five simple time management strategies? 🙂