What does it mean to do the small things? I get so caught up in the daily grind of work, family, mowing the lawn and don’t forget to go grocery shopping, that I forget to do the small things. Being creative and trying to build an art business is challenging enough without the daily interruptions of life. But seriously, it’s the small things that make the business.
I don’t get much time to focus solely on the art thing. Throw-in the social media and blogging and there goes my time. But there are moments, every day, where a few minutes are free. Empty. Open. I have nothing else to do for three minutes! That’s when I get on the computer, yes a desktop PC. You know what a PC is admit it, and I create a product on my shop. Or, I post a product or two to my Wanelo feed. Or, I hit up the Instagram. Or I pin a few things, or share to Facebook, you get the idea.
It’s All About the Small Things Long-Term
The all important social media engagement is great. I get it, but sometimes there’s no time. But those few free moments allow me to do the small things that ultimately add up over the long run. I have to remember, and so should you, the short-term effort will yield the long-term results.
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”
So rather than stress about not getting things done because you’re too busy, use the small moments. The few minutes you have here and there, to do the small things. If you stopped and looked at what you could reasonably accomplish in three minutes, you would be surprised. Of course I like to rush to begin with. I’m rather inpatient, so slowing down is important. I strive for excellence, not perfection. But if I’m going to use three free minutes, I want to use them wisely and create something of value.
So there it is, my small moments create big things. At least I hope. This post took longer than three minutes to write, but I have no interruptions. The wife is reading, the little one is napping, and my iTunes is blowing up my ear buds.