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The homesteading killer - procrastination!

 
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I don't know about others, but if left unchecked I will put off many tasks that NEED to be done by doing things i WANT to do around the farm. Its my form of procrastination...and I know that TV, blogging etc etc can be others methods of procrastinating.

Basically it sucks! I would be so more productive around the place if I could reduce my procrastination and be more effective. For me the answer is lists... It works for me and maybe it will help others.

So here is my rant : http://www.almostafarmer.com/procrastination-is-a-homestead-killer/

What do others do to be more productive? How do you keep your focus and keep on plan?

Gaz
 
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Great post and wonderful solution!
 
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When I'm working, I constantly ask myself, " Could a machine do this, could one of my brothers do it, or is it so simple and strait forward that one of the dummies could do it." We work with a group of guys whose skills and intelligence vary immensely. Quite often, I catch myself or my similarly skilled older brother doing something that should not occupy our time. He usually stops and assigns the task to the appropriate guy immediately.

Any farm with employee needs to have similar judgment calls made. My dad had 10 kids. This labor pool was regularly used for simple, time consuming tasks. Dad also employed, Whisky Joe and Karl. Whisky was assigned drudgery. Karl was sober and bright. He operated and maintained expensive and dangerous machines.
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:When I'm working, I constantly ask myself, " Could a machine do this, could one of my brothers do it, or is it so simple and strait forward that one of the dummies could do it." We work with a group of guys whose skills and intelligence vary immensely. Quite often, I catch myself or my similarly skilled older brother doing something that should not occupy our time. He usually stops and assigns the task to the appropriate guy immediately.

Any farm with employee needs to have similar judgment calls made. My dad had 10 kids. This labor pool was regularly used for simple, time consuming tasks. Dad also employed, Whisky Joe and Karl. Whisky was assigned drudgery. Karl was sober and bright. He operated and maintained expensive and dangerous machines.



You just made me laugh. Whiskey Joe was my roofer. Came down the ladder and exclaimed he was going to get lunch. Came back with a bottle in a bag. Nails and tar everywhere!
 
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