happy friday!! hopefully you guys are having as nice of weather as we are – spring came early – oh yeah!! thanks for all the great questions i’ve been getting. i’ll be answering them in the next few weeks so be on the lookout for yours!
this week i thought i’d throw out a question to you guys because it’s something i’ve found myself dealing with recently. consumption overload!! because i’m online all the time, i found that i started consuming more than producing and starting to develop writer’s block because of it – i was taking in too much info! i thought one of the most interesting things that ben, the founder of pinterest, had to say about the mission of pinterest is summarized in 5 words…
go online to get offline
um, WOW! think i was doing the opposite or backwards or round about of that…think online to…well, online! i realized that i have had this tendency to spend WAY too much time on my computer, reading blogs, checking out pinterest, even flipping through magazines…rather than getting away from the computer and creating and focusing on my own creativity & work.
so the past 6 months or so, i’ve made it my mission to take more and more time away from the computer and actually work with pen & paper or work with my hands and just create and actually talk to people in person. and i have to say…the results have been wonderful!! i feel more fulfilled, excited, creative, and connected again.
so i’m throwing it out to you guys…do you ever find that you’re taking in too much information, consuming more than producing? does it effect you creatively or mentally? do you see others already hard at work on ideas you thought about doing?
(and how CRAZY are the statistics listed above??!)
[images above: mba online]