To the uninitiated eye, it might just look like a mess. But, trust me, in this pile are a few dozen projects I’m working on. My methods may be unorthodox, but I get a lot done. I just don’t do it like other people do it. Sometimes I think the “normal” way would be better, but I have to spend a lot of energy doing things the normal way. The Patsy way I can get much, much more done. Weird? Maybe. But it works for me.
Periodically, I tidy it all up and start fresh. It resembles how my brain works in a way. Maybe that’s why it works for me.
At more than one workplace, people have been annoyed with me because it seemed like I wasn’t doing anything, yet my projects always got done. I think people just see this sort of thing and think nothing can possibly be getting accomplished. But, I’ve written five columns, one newsletter, six blog entries and dozens of tweets from this pile in the last few days. So, it can’t be all bad.
I’ve also got plans for a new project… Actually three new projects… If I stopped creating projects, I could be “caught up,” but I know not of this mythical state of being.