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Can you be too organised?

These are very short reflective blog posts. Please don’t worry about anything I say in these. I hope they provide you with some background on what goes on behind the camera!

After a tough day earlier in the month, I started one of my early morning routines of scrolling through Instagram.

I do sometimes believe in fate. There are some strange things that happen in my life that I think, if you are open to them, can actually support. I’ll tell you about my strangeness about numbers later on!

While scrolling through the stories and reels I came across someone who was talking about multi-passionate people. If you are not aware, one piece of advice that comes up in any influencer’s growth strategy is the process of ‘niche down. Basically, this is focusing all your IG posts and reels on one area – the area or topic that you want to be known for. Initially, I had thought about being a productive person, but I found it so hard to target this area consistently. I also enjoy live streaming and trying to stay positive and of course, RPG systems. I felt that I didn’t have the expertise to focus completely on one niche and this was what was causing my crash and burn issue earlier.

So, while watching the IG content, I came across a post that was talking about multi-passionate people. Basically, these were people like me who had a number of passions and who felt could not niche down. The person was basically saying that multi-passionate people are another group of content creators who exist and that being multi-passionate is fine! You might not grow at fast, and all the content might not be applicable to all your followers, but they know this when they follow.

This gave me some hope! I think I am one of these multi-passionate people. In a way, that is what makes me, me. I am not a master of one element, I am mediocre in a number of areas. I’m happy about that and maybe it will help me move forward.

Before we go – numbers. When I look at clock times I tend to see palindromes or some other sort of pattern. I know that I probably look at the time and only acknowledge it when I do see palindromes or patterns like 1234 but I thought it was interesting. Well now that I have committed it to type, it probably comes across as I am some sort of crackpot!

All the best – inwils!

One thing that I really like doing is engaging with a new system or piece of software. I have recently replaced three pieces of software with one! I really enjoyed transferring everything to ClickUp and setting it up to be part of my everyday workflow.

However, I sometimes feel that I naturally make things more difficult than they need to be!

If you are used to any content management system you will be aware of projects or spaces (the latter is what ClickUp calls them). These are areas of your life that you identify as needing to be set up in order to support your workflow. For example, you might have one about the YouTube video that you are working on and another one with all your daily or monthly tasks. These all support you in keeping organised and on track.

Now, this is when my brain goes into overdrive! Rather than looking at overarching ideas and putting in the detail at a later date, my brain elects to have a high number of spaces, folders and lists, so many that it really becomes unworkable and has a negative impact on actually getting things done. For example, I have so many places where a simple task of writing the script for Mythras Matters can be placed that I frequently lose tasks and documents that is not really good when you are trying to work efficiently.

One thing I am working on now is looking at all my hundreds of spaces and lists and trying to reduce them which will make accessing tasks easier! This is proving to be difficult and I am spending some time transferring information between spaces.

I am hoping that if I continue to work on this and develop my workflow then the system will work really well and support me in creating my content. The only trouble at the moment is that I really like organising things, so tasks are not being completed because I am busy organising and re-organising things.

Can you be too organised? In my case, definitely!

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