I’m a procrastinator. As they say, admitting you have a problem is the first step towards fixing the problem! The thing is – I really enjoy procrastinating. I love time zapping distractions that do nothing other than make me smile. Unfortunately, I also enjoy being a successful colorist who can pay his bills and take his family on vacations. And since I grade long form shows on tight schedules, allowing my attention to constantly wander is not a formula for success.
Twitter, Facebook, Angry Birds and the inevitable “are you kidding me” YouTube video have helped me realize I need help to keep me focused when I’m grading – and lots of it!
How I learned to Focus
Recently, I was talking with my friend, colleague, and awesome trainer Jeff Greenberg about my issue and he quipped “Robbie , there is an app for that”. Well, of course there is I thought, there is an app for pretty much everything these days. So, I began exploring ways to help me stay focused.
In truth, I’m still searching for the perfect tool, but I want to share four that have helped me stay focused while grading. Chances are, they can help you too.