I woke up at 4:30AM this morning. I did this because I want to make a creative change in my life and I want to stick to that change. That’s why I’m here telling you about it. It gives me a sense of accountability moving forward.
The reason for this change in my life is because the work I’ve done over the last two years Podcasting for TransMissions and creating entertaining videos for Team Power Awesome Team has been really fun and creative. I haven’t felt this creative since my first job as a graphics monkey for a game developer before the dot com bubble burst. Just a few months ago, I got to attend TFCon Toronto and meet my TransMissions Cohosts for the very first time. This is not something that would have normally happened to me. And I liked it. A lot. And like some kind of really amazing drug, I want to do more of it.
So, here I am. Feeling more creative then I’ve felt in years. All I want to do is keep Podcasting and creating these fun YouTube videos and whatever else all of this creating may lead me to.
But there is a problem. I have a growing list of all kinds of things I want to do for these projects, but I don’t have the time to work on them. My lack of time has become a roadblock for my creativity and productivity. I’ve got to find more time.
One option would be to quit my job. Just like that, I could have an extra 8 hours a day to get things done. I would love to do that, but it’s not realistic. At least not yet. TransMissions and Team Power Awesome Team do pull in a little money, but not enough for me to quit my job just yet.
So, the next option is to wake up really early. Before anyone else is awake. 4:30AM kinda a early. This will give me a couple of hours each morning, to myself, to work on projects. I plan to alternate my mornings between working out and working on my list of things for TransMissions and Team Power Awesome Team.
This being my first morning, I worked out. It sucked. I’m groggy and out of shape, but I’m going to stick with it because in the long run it’s going to help me wake up by 4:30AM. I’ll alternate each day between working out and working on projects.
Tomorrow morning, I’ll focus on a Transmissions video project that’s been on the back burner for months now. Eventually, I’ll also get caught up on Yoshi’s list, Transformers Comic Book Reviews, and other creative projects that have been on stand-by because I haven’t had the time to do them. Wish me luck as I try to make this change in my life to be more creative and produce more content.