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Getting Unstuck

A couple of days ago I wrote about being stuck.

Getting unstuck didn't happen right away.

Yesterday, I was feeling a bit restless, and went out for a drive. I went to a mall that was more than 20 km away, at least a 30 minute drive. I just felt like getting out of the house. I wasn't productive anyways. So I spent a couple of hours out of the house. I ended up in bed at like 11pm, which is a few hours before usual.

And then today, I was awake at 7am. My brain was active. There was something I had to write.

So I opened up the computer, and worked from 7am to 11am. 4 hours flat out, and it was good.

Then I walked over to my office, and worked from 12pm to 4pm, another 4 hours flat out.

Here I am talking about 8 hours of work in a day like I'm some kind of superman. Yes, I know most people work hard every day. But getting 8 hours of creative flow is pretty rare. There was no messing around.

I wrote 5,500 words in a script for a course. And created 200 slides for a presentation containing 1,110 words.

Photo by Robson Hatsukami Morgan on Unsplash
Photo by Robson Hatsukami Morgan on Unsplash

I think I'm about half done with the writing required for this next course. If I was to guess, I have another 5,000 words to go and another 200 slides.

We'll see where it nets out. But I wonder if I can have dinner, and just get back into it. 

Do another 8 hours and get it done tonight?

That would be something magical.

I don't want you thinking that I'm creating a course in a day, and it's going to end up being a crappy course. I personally don't think that anything created in a single day or a single afternoon contains a lot of value.

But I've been teaching this topic for 4 years, and thinking about creating this course for 5 months. It's been inside me.

And I got unstuck today.

I've still got weeks of recording and editing work ahead of me. 


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