Today one of my colleagues dropped a few tears feeling overwhelmed by all those nonsense requests from here and there and wondered what management really wants from a buyer. I couldn't offer help from my beloved GTD practise at that moment, but it is the only way we can manage things in this so called multi-tasking world.
Yes it is a myth, no soul can do multi-tasking, it is not the right term to describe it afterall. You can only spend highly focused small chunks of time (even stealing time) and still be organized if you have a principle to follow. The principle for me is much like a processor cycling metaphor, with a meta mind behind directing traffic.
So many seeds I've sown moments after moments. If I were not able to have a meta mind governing traffic I would lose my mind. One seed sown 2 years ago was a GTD leather tab thingie using binder clip and scrap leather, upon repeated usage I think it is the right time for sharing it with the world. Just because I finally found a good manufacturer. Still unclear of setting up an online shop, payment or logistics, but I'm all for it. Stay tuned.
I've given up the idea of spending an extensive period of time for one activity for a long while, coz it is a luxury. Without sacrificing quality, the only way is to make them into small projects, one step at a time. So I got to spend these small chunks of time for things I like, including photography. An hour or two with my belowed Voigtlander R4A and Turtleback iPhone jacket etc.
Energy is another matter, depleted easily if it were only a matter of corporeal property. If you have that spirit, you can always find chances to deplete the way you want it. Hair cut on Sunday, Jerry Liu the stylist told me about his sister's obsession with a pair of HK$30K hair scissors. Gotta see it in person, maybe an interview.
I've declined an invitation to my very own event in the Traveler's Factory store in Tokyo because of tight schedule, better wait when my own stuffs are ready in time. But I'm very happy that somehow my gathering with famous Japanese photographer Ryu Itsuki san in the Traveler's Factory shop spinned off a nice interesting small collaboration project there. The world is small and only if you can take advantage of connections.
Lastly, I'm enjoying a little craft projects here and there, this one being customizing a few Traveler's Notebooks for our stores to display, showing customers how they can also do their own customization using lamination sheets from Japan. 6 more copies to go but I can take the time.