More thoughts on working … on this day after Labor Day.
“Stay busy … it makes the time go faster”. That was a piece of advice my late father gave me when he visited me on my first paid job. I took his words to heart. My colleagues over the years will tell you I don’t allow much time for idle chit-chat, primarily because I maintain a very busy … sometimes hectic … schedule.
In this business where spontaneity is encouraged, I follow a written schedule of basic tasks that I perform before every morning show, including a space for a check mark.
My deadlines are hourly, with minute-to-minute deadlines during the three hours of the Steve & Ted morning show. I don’t miss deadlines or cues.
People tell me being on the radio sounds like fun … and it is! But in order for me to relax and create the interesting and amusing and informative part, I’ve got to be sure the basics are accomplished. I “stay busy”.
Our thought for today is from Henry David Thoreau:
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”