A Masterful Concerto in Your Busy Life - Guest Post from Author Michal Stawicki

A Masterful Concerto in Your Busy Life

Tightly Wound. We often hear this phrase used to describe someone who is always running around, always busy. Quite often the phrase is used in a less than complimentary way, but closer examination reveals that most of us could be described as “tightly wound.” For us modern, working parents, there often is no other option. So is it a bad thing?

Making music amid the tension

Close your eyes for a moment and think of a brilliant violin concerto played by a virtuoso. The notes dance and jump around - slow, soaring sections punctuated by a rapid ascent up the scales in short, concise notes. The music is reminiscent of life in many ways. Rarely in our day do we sustain one note for too long, but rather we hop from note to note, sometimes frantically, sometimes more relaxed, yet always moving in one way or another.

Of course, without the violinist we would not hear the music. But even if the musician is perfectly relaxed while playing, there would still be no music without tension. For a violin string, being tightly wound is the perfect state of being, the only state of being in which it can produce a sound at all. Without the tension, the string would have no resonance.

What resonates for you?

The key to productivity, to weaving all the notes of your life into a symphony that people want to hear, begins with resonance. Without purpose, no time management or productivity plan will create a masterpiece. You have dreams within you, beautiful pieces of music just begging to be performed. Yet, if you are like most people, you believe that all the tensions of life make achieving the dreams impossible. In fact, it is quite the opposite; just like a violin string, it is your mission resonating through the tension that brings these symphonies to life.

Play in tune

If your personal mission resonating through the tension is what allows you to make music, proper time management brings all those notes in tune and makes you a virtuoso. Time management is often a dreaded phrase, but I am here to tell you it does not need to be. Once you have tuned your violin, found the proper resonance in the strings, then playing in tune becomes a joy, not a chore.

Learning the scales

Even a finely tuned instrument will not produce graceful music in the hands of an untrained musician. This is why I wrote my upcoming book, “Master Your Time in 10 Minutes a Day.” My book provides a concise framework of actionable techniques that are easily implemented in even the busiest life. It largely avoids theory and philosophy and focuses instead on the specific techniques I have used to completely transform my life in just the last year. You too can become a masterful musician in the symphony of life in far less time than you think.

Start playing today

One of the biggest hurdles people face when pursuing a huge goal is psychology. It is tempting to look at a monumental goal and say “I just don’t have time to do ALL of that.” This is nothing more than stage-fright. When a musician begins learning a difficult piece of music, they will commonly pick out small, difficult sections of the piece and practice just those parts until they have mastered them. Any large goal in your life can be viewed the same way. If you begin to look at the project in finer detail, you will see individual ‘measures’ breaking the notes up. Every task is made up of small tasks. To begin composing your concerto today, write your goal out on a piece of paper. Then brainstorm every task that goes into accomplishing that goal. Then, for the first task, break it down into smaller steps. Repeat the process until that first step is reduced to small individual actions. You will quickly see that, as daunting as the symphony first appeared, it really is composed of individual notes. Most of these notes are easy to play and can be accomplished in just a few minutes.

Free lessons

I believe so strongly in your dreams and your ability to achieve them, that I want you to have my book for free. Master Your Time in 10 Minutes a Day” launches on Amazon Kindle January 28th, and will be available for free download until January 31st.

Click here to download “Master Your Time in 10 Minutes a Day

~Michal Stawicki

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