A Brown Bird Sang

I meant to have a post for day 9 on time, however, so many things happened today that required so much time that I never had a chance to think about what to write let alone write it.

That reminds me of a poem I learned in school a long time ago. The first verse reads,


I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.

The name of the poet escapes me right now, and there is another verse, that I do recall but it isn’t relevant to my day.  If only my afternoon was that lovely.

I started a new course today called Navigator with Adam Urbanski and our very own awesome Michelle Shaeffer.  There was so much packed into this one call that it felt like months worth of training.  I was so busy being in action after the call that the rest of the morning flew by as if I had found a time warp.

Then the outside world found it’s way in.  My elderly dad had a geriatric assessment today and I had to be interviewed to fill in the blanks.  He lives in a facility for dementia patients and I manage his life.  It isn’t that I mind having to pay his bills, confirm his appointments, provide stuff that he requires and so forth, however, I am still finding a way to not let it take so many hours out of the days that someone decides I need to handle things.

In spite of this rather lengthy interruption, I got a lot done and made a lot of phone calls to invite people to participate in a telesummit I’m putting together for people who work with teens and young adults, teaching them independent living skills.  The positive responses were gratifying and helped to keep my spirits up.

Hopefully I will be able to get back on track on Day 10 of the blog challenge. 

How do you cope with interruptions and distractions in your day that interfere with the work you need to do?

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Dot Hurley - January 10, 2013

I used to get annoyed when outside events prevented me from getting on with my work. Now I’ve started to give myself permission to accept that My day might not always go as planned and to let it go. As long as I am as efficient as possible in the areas where I have control then that’s good enough.
By the way would love to hear how about your experiences with Navigator. I was tempted but seeing as How I’m doing Epic coaching and a few other things already I decided it needed to wait.
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    Julia - January 10, 2013

    Thank you for your comment Dot. I’ve accepted that I have no choice when it comes to dealing with my father’s issues, it just has to be done.

    It would have been too difficult to do both Navigator and Epic at the same time. The Epic Program will help you lay the foundation you need and Navigator will help you get your program out to the world in a way that will bring in paying clients. I love both Rich and Adam, they have very different styles and both were/are in my life at the perfect time. Do strongly consider Navigator when you finish Epic Coaching, it’s the right next step.

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